Lucas County Health Center Medical Clinic Chief Clinical Officer Amy McCurdy told about a couple of prestigious awards the Clinic and one of its employees received recently at the Hospital Board meeting Tuesday night.

McCurdy reported that LCHC Medical Clinic was presented with the Pinnacle Practice Award and was recognized as one of five pinnacle practices in Iowa for the quality work they’ve done with Compass PTN (Practice Transformation Network), which is a Quality Improvement Grant.

According to the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative website, “Compass PTN participating clinicians are supported by a six-state clinical and operational leadership team and staff dedicated to quality outcomes focused on serving the needs of clinicians and practices, while ensuring future success in the changing healthcare reporting and reimbursement environment.”

McCurdy said the LCHC Medical Clinic was asked to be represented by some of its employees at the Innovators Symposium held in Atlanta, Ga., June 11 and 12. Four people went including McCurdy, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ken Anderson, Clinic Nurse Manager-RN Deb Black and Clinical Informatiscist and LPN, Becky Runnells.

The Pinnacle Practice Award is now in the display case right outside the David M. Miller Board Room where the Hospital Board holds their meetings.

In addition, the aforementioned Clinic employee Becky Runnells was presented with the Immunization Champion Award of Excellence through the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH).

Read the June 27, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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