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OUR MISSION: Community Health Care serves the Quad Cities with quality health care for all people in need.
About Community Health Care, Inc.
Community Health Care, Inc. - "CHC" - was founded in 1975, to offer a medical and dental home for persons who could not access primary health care elsewhere in the community. CHC offers preventive, acute and chronic care, as well as laboratory, x-ray, pharmacy, nutrition, and health education services. Without CHC, many patients would rely on emergency rooms during crisis, or go without care altogether.
In recent years, CHC has made great strides, many of which were made possible with the assistance of generous donors in the Quad Cities area. The number of patients that CHC serves each year has grown to over 32,000 as a result of accomplishments such as these:
Establishing Care Group Illinois in 1994 - now the CHC Moline Clinic - and receiving a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant for this clinic in 1995;
Carrying out a $1.25 million community-based capital fund drive to open the new River Drive Clinic building in 1996;
Being awarded a federal community health center expansion grant to open the Rock Island Clinic in 2003;
Achieving JCAHO* accreditation in 1999, 2002, and 2005;
Participating in two federal "Health Disparities Collaborative" programs, focused on improving the health of persons with diabetes and cardiovascular disease - over 2,400 patients take part
In thirty-five years of service, CHC has provided a primary care safety net for those in our community who are most vulnerable. CHC has recruited health professionals to the area, provided jobs for hundreds of area residents, and collaborated extensively with others to find better solutions to community needs.
CHC's presence benefits not only many thousands of patients every year, but also other health providers, institutions and local governments – all relieved of the cost of caring for patients who have limited financial resources.
*JCAHO stands for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organization. JCAHO is an independent accrediting agency who performs on-site surveys of CHC’s patient care, customer service, safety practices and patient privacy.
Patients with concerns about patient care and/or safety within CHC are encouraged to contact the CHC leadership team. If the concerns cannot be resolved by CHC, the patient can contact the Joint Commission’s Office of Quality Management to report concerns or register complaints about CHC by either calling 1-800-994-6610 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). Deeming is applicable to malpractice liability coverage only.