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Primary Health Network Receives Recognition Badges Through Health and Services Administration

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For the second consecutive year, Primary Health Network (PHN) received several prestigious Community Health Quality Recognition awards from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

For more than 50 years, health centers, like Primary Health Network, have delivered affordable, accessible, cost-effective, and quality primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. They advance a model of coordinated, comprehensive, and patient-centered care, integrating a wide range of medical, dental, mental health, substance use disorder, and patient support services. Central to the success of the nation’s health centers are the Health Center Program requirements, which serve as the foundation for quality services and operations.

As of 2022, Primary Health Network received recognition for their achievements in Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality and their continued implementation of the Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) model of care.

The Advancing HIT for Quality award recognizes health centers that meet all criteria to optimize HIT services that advance telehealth, patient engagement, interoperability, and collection of social determinants of health to increase access to care and advance quality of care.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home award recognizes health centers with PCMH recognition in one or more delivery sites.
“Our strategy for everything we do centers on the patient. It’s an approach that encompasses quality, engagement, and operational excellence,” said Dr. George Garrow, CEO of PHN. “These badges are a true testament to our employees’ dedication and passion to serving our patients.”

After over 38 years of service, Primary Health Network has grown to become the largest FQHC in Pennsylvania and one of the largest in the nation. Last year, PHN reached over 75,000 patients in 16 counties in Pennsylvania and one county in Ohio. PHN participates in most managed care plans, processes most insurances, and offers a Sliding Fee Discount to eligible patients.

HRSA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care oversees the national health center program. Although Primary Health Network is the largest health center in Pennsylvania, it is just one of more than 1,400 health centers throughout the nation.

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