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September 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 3

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FoundCare, Inc. Receives National Recognition for Second Consecutive Year HRSA Names Local FQHC in Country’s Top 30 Percent of Health Centers

For the second year in a row, FoundCare, Inc. received the Quality Improvement Award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. According to the HRSA certification letter, FoundCare has achieved the best overall clinical performance among health centers around the country, placing in the top 30 percent. This designation also came with about $87,000 in funding for projects to improve the health of the community.
 
FoundCare’s Federally Qualified Health Center provides quality healthcare to the Palm Beach County community. To help further its mission of fulfilling unmet healthcare and social service needs of individuals and families, the organization offers pediatric and adult primary care, chronic disease management, behavioral health services, dentistry, laboratory services and X-rays, and an on-site pharmacy, through four locations in Palm Beach County. FoundCare serves every patient who comes through the doors, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.
 
“We are so honored to accept this outstanding national recognition for the second year in a row,” said Yolette Bonnet, CEO of FoundCare. “We became a Federally Qualified Health Center in 2013, and this ranking among the country’s ‘best of the best’ means everything to us. We are a one-stop shop for anyone looking for quality healthcare, and we are known for providing comprehensive, culturally-competent primary health services to medically underserved communities and all of Palm Beach County.”
 
In 2017, FoundCare served 15,209 patients with 60,944 visits. Of those patients served last year who reported their incomes, 94 percent had incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Two-thirds of patients were either covered by Medicaid or had no insurance at all. 
 
“We are very proud of the quality care we offer our patients, and our clinical team is dedicated to reducing serious health consequences through primary medical and preventive screenings,” said Dr. Oneka Marriott, Chief Medical Officer of FoundCare. “Our services help to reduce the number of non-emergency hospital visits for Palm Beach County residents who have no health insurance, so this national honor recognizing the quality of our care is very meaningful and appreciated.”
 
FoundCare, Inc. accepts most insurance plans, Medicaid, Medicare and self-pay on a sliding fee scale that is based on income and family size. For more information about FoundCare, please call 561-HEALTHY (561-432-5849) or visit www.foundcare.org. 
 
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