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Ukiah Valley Rural Health Center Receives Top Quality Honor

Awards & Recognition

12/11/2013 - Ukiah Valley Rural Health Center Receives Top Quality Honor 

Ukiah Valley Rural Health Center (UVRHC) recently received a 100-point quality rating as part of the Quality Improvement Program (QIP) from Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC). In the 2012-2013 reporting year a total of 126 sites participated in the QIP across PHC’s six counties: Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo.

Each site that participated in the program was responsible for reporting 16 measures across four domains which included: preventative care services, appropriate use of resources, access and operations, and measuring and continuing to improve the patient’s experience. The average number of points earned across all sites was 67.3 percent, with only two sites earning 100 points, one being the UVRHC, and the other site in Marin county.

In admiration of UVRHC’s accomplishment, Chief Medical Officer of PHC, Dr. Robert Moore, shared, “Partnership HealthPlan is lucky to have a network of primary care providers that is dedicated to providing high quality of care to the most vulnerable members of our community. The performance standards for our Quality Improvement Program are quite high, so a 100 percent score requires a concerted effort by the primary care provider. Ukiah Valley Rural Health Centers deserves special recognition for this achievement."

According to UVRHC Director, Darcie Antle, “We really made a concerted effort to do our best. We knew that by participating in the QIP each member of our team, from the receptionist to our physicians, would have to put their best effort into caring for each community member that comes through our doors – something I feel our team has always tried to achieve regardless of an award. We are truly honored to receive a 100-point ranking!”

The Ukiah Valley Rural Health Center provides comprehensive and preventative health care services for Mendocino and Lake county. Services include; Adolescent Behavioral Health, Allergy, Bariatric, Family Practice, General and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Gynecology/Obstetrics, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Lab Draw Station, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology/Optometry, Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist), Pain Management, and Urology. The UVRHC accepts Medicaire, Medi-Cal, and most other forms of insurance. For more information on services and locations, please call 707.463.8000.