TORRINGTON, CT, September 14–Community Health & Wellness Center (CHWC) has received two awards from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that oversees the country’s more than 1,300 health centers. HRSA is the primary federal agency for improving health care for people who are geographically isolated, and/or economically or medically underserved.
A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), CHWC was one of six health centers in Connecticut to receive a Uniform Data System (UDS) Quality Award for “Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality Improvement.” UDS is an annual reporting system that provides standardized informationabout the performance and operation of health centers delivering health care services to underserved communities and vulnerable populations.
CHWC also received an award recognizing its Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) status. The Patient-Centered Medical home is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care. PCMHs build better relationships between patients and their clinical care teams, and practices that earn recognition have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement and a patient-centered approach to care.
“We are extremely honored to have received these two awards,” said Joanne Borduas, CEO of CHWC. “The pandemic has been a challenging time, and I am proud of our dedicated staff for the critical role they play in enabling us to provide compassionate, high-quality, patient-centered care. They consistently go above and beyond, making us a recognized center of excellence that offers integrated healthcare services to the Northwest region of Connecticut.”
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In a compassionate, patient-centered environment, CHWC services are accessible and provided without discrimination, with cultural competence, and where all people matter regardless of their ability to pay. CHWC offers healthcare services to over 6,000 underserved patients throughout Northwest CT, including medical, dental, chiropractic, nutritional, podiatry, and behavioral health services, as well as offering an on-site pharmacy. It strives to achieve the reputation of “provider of choice” for affordable, high-quality services that achieve positive patient outcomes in a welcoming and caring environment.
CHWC is located at 469 Migeon Avenue, Torrington, and 10 Center Street, Winsted, with plans to open a third center on property it purchased in North Canaan. CHWC also serves the following satellite locations: FISH of Torrington, 332 South Main Street, Torrington; Sullivan Senior Center, 88 East Albert Street, Torrington; The Open Door Soup Kitchen, 160 Main Street, Winsted; YMCA Emergency Shelter, 480 Main Street, Winsted; Torrington Soup Kitchen, 220 Prospect Street, Torrington; and Oliver Wolcott Technical School, 75 Oliver Street, Torrington.
In addition, CHWC has a Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) “BETTY,” which stands for Bringing Exceptional Treatment To You.” BETTY travels to various locations throughout the Northwest region to offer a range of non-critical care services, such as health screenings, examinations, point-of-care-testing, vaccinations, screening for social determinants of health, and the ability to assess people’s eligibility for insurance.
CHWC contact information: www.chwchealth.org, on Facebook, and by phone at 860-489-0931.