For Immediate Release
Contact: Jonathan Dayton, Community Relations and Population Health Supervisor
Subject: Mountain Laurel Medical Center is recognized as a Quality Leader by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Mountain Laurel Medical Center is the recipient of several HRSA Recognition Badges for 2021, more than any other Community Health Center in Maryland, and one of only two in Maryland to receive the GOLD Health Care Quality Leader badge!
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shawn Long says, “Recognition and awards like this are a reflection of the commitment to our Mission and Core Values. We all should be very proud of this accomplishment!”
Mountain Laurel Medical Center is an Outpatient (ambulatory care) Family Practice offering care to patients of all ages. We care for pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
Board Chair Brenda McCartney says, “Mountain Laurel Medical Center prides itself on providing high-quality health care. The staff’s attention to detail and their willingness to go above and beyond make MLMC successful. To be one of two health centers in Maryland to achieve GOLD health care quality status is a remarkable achievement.”
The following are the Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) award badges received along with the associated criteria:
- Improving Quality of Care: GOLD Health Center Quality Leaders achieve the best overall clinical quality measure (CQM) performance among all health centers. They are recognized in the following tiers: Gold (top 10%), Silver (top 11-20%), or Bronze top (21-30%).
- Access Enhancer: Recognize health centers that increase the total number of patients they serve and the number of patients who receive at least one comprehensive service (mental health, substance abuse, vision, dental, and/or enabling) by at least 5%.
- Health Disparities Reducer: Recognize health centers that:
- Meet or exceed Healthy People (HP) goals in the areas of low birth weight, hypertension, or uncontrolled diabetes for at least one racial/ethnic minority group.
- Demonstrate at least a 10% improvement in the areas of low birth weight, hypertension, or uncontrolled diabetes for at least one racial/ethnic group.
- Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality: 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.
- Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH): Recognizes health centers with PCMH recognition in one or more delivery sites.
Our Mission: “Mountain Laurel Medical Center provides the highest quality primary health care to our community regardless of ability to pay.”