Fish River Rural Health earns national quality nod

EAGLE LAKE, Maine — Fish River Rural Health recently earned recognition as a National Quality Leader by the Health Resources and Services Administration, having ranked in the top 1 to 2 percent of all health centers in diabetes health quality measures for 2018.  

Fish River Rural Health is also recognized as a Health Center Quality Leader, having achieved best overall clinical performance among all health centers and receiving a Gold Award (being among the top 10 percent) for overall clinical quality measures in 2018.

“The FRRH team and board of directors are extremely proud of these achievements, and credit the entire clinical team for their efforts in providing high quality health care to our patients,” Heather Pelletier, FRRH executive director.

 Because of the recognition, Fish River Rural Health will receive $102,838 in Quality Improvement Awards from from the Health Resources and Services Administration, which is within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  

 The awards recognize the highest performing health centers nationwide as well as those health centers that have made significant quality improvement gains from the previous year. 

“The awards will maintain the great momentum FRRH has set forth by allowing the agency to further invest in state-of-the-art equipment and technology for the betterment of patient care,” Pelletier added.

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