Mainline gets grants, awards
Mainline Health Systems, Inc. has been awarded $138,674 in grants, along with several awards from the Department of Health and Human Services for Health Center Quality Improvement.
Health clinics in the state of Arkansas were awarded a total of $1,177,894 in grant funding.
Mainline was awarded six grants and awards:
• $10,500 and the Electronic Health Record Reporter Award;
• $7,669 and the Clinical Quality Improvers award; • $27,620 and the Health Center Quality Leaders award;
• $10,500 and the Enhancing Access to Care award;
• $31,500 and the Addressing Health Disparities award; and
• $55,000 and the Achieving Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition.
According to Mainline Executive Director Allan Nichols, Mainline will use these funds to further improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the health care delivered to the communities it serves.
“I am very proud of our team that works so hard,” Nichols said. “It is always special to be recognized and hard work does pay off. These are real results from measures that have real benefits for people.”
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Thomas E. Price said clinics like Mainline serve a vital purpose.
“Americans deserve a healthcare system that’s affordable, accessible, of the highest quality, with ample choices, driven by world-leading innovations and responsive to the needs of the individual and patient,” Price noted.
The Health Resources and Services Administration released new data compiled from health center through its Uniform Data System reporting, providing an update on the primary care services being provided to patients. In 2016, nearly 26 million people, approximately one in 12 U.S. residents, relied on a HRSA-funded health center for affordable, accessible primary health care including, one in three people living in poverty; one in 10 U.S. children 17 years or younger; one in six U.S. rural residents; and more than 330,000 U.S. veterans.
“We have a great team that is focused on providing quality care to our patients,” Mainline Quality Director Jeni Barham said. “We are proud of our team and their commitment to our patients and the communities we serve. We are thankful for the award and that we can continue to help more people in the communities we serve.”
Mainline is currently constructing a new, larger facility at 535 Jordan Drive in Monticello and it is expected to be open later this year, weather permitting. The company operates clinics in six Southeast Arkansas cities.
“Mainline’s purpose is simple, we are here to help people,” Mainline Marketing and Recruitment Manager Brittany Sears said. “The results of the date that lead to us winning the award money just helps reassure that not only are we helping people, but that we are offering quality help to those in need. This would not be possible without our awesome staff. We truly have a great team.”