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KPCA Member Notes -  May/June 2019 Issue

KPCA Member Notes

A monthly spotlight for the latest member news!
Congrats to the Seven KPCA Clinics Who Were Awarded the HEALTH KIDS Act Grant!
The awards, which will have a 3-year performance period, will support activities aimed at informing families of the availability of free or low-cost health coverage under Medicaid and CHIP, identifying children likely to be eligible, and assisting families with the application and renewal process. 

KPCA will be working with the following seven clinics for this outreach and enrollment grant -
 
Community Health Centers Western KY 
Corbin Pediatrics
 Danville Pediatrics
HealthFirst Bluegrass
Shawnee Christian Health Care
Sterling Health Solutions
Triad Health Systems

Read More Here
The American Dental Hygienists’ Association and Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center Host Free Dental Cleaning Event
The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and SCHC held a free dental event on June 20th as part of the ADHA’s community service day. The event included free dental cleanings for all ages as well as giveaways, raffles, food, and activities. More than 50 dental hygienists volunteered and more than 30 people received free dental cleanings during the event and many more made appointments to be seen at a later date for a free cleaning or exam. At one point, it was standing room only in our exam room! All dental rooms were occupied and we used our mobile equipment in the Community Room to serve more people.

“We know how important a clean mouth is to whole person health. A healthy smile leads to confidence and full social interactions. We are excited to help people achieve that.” says Jennifer Hasch Dental Services Manager at SCHC. "There is a shortage of dental providers in West Louisville and many residents do not have dental insurance. “Unfortunately, many people wait until they have pain before coming to see a dentist, and we want to change that,” says Jennifer Hasch. 60% of people seen that day had cavities, and 25% were in need of extractions. Thank you to the ADHA, Voco and our donors who make events like this possible.
Eula Hall’s Mud Creek Clinic: Kentucky’s ‘People that Help People’
 
More than 40 years ago, with a $1,400 donation and two local doctors as volunteers, Hall opened her clinic in this Floyd County community of 1,500. Today, it’s part of a network of clinics providing quality, accessible health care.

Six of Eula Hall’s 10 full siblings lived into adulthood. Her family was among the more fortunate.

Growing up in rural Appalachian Kentucky, Eula has witnessed poverty; she lived it. She remembers regularly seeing children with staph infections that would peel their skin away.

Her mother knew to use disinfectant, Eula recalls today, seated at the command post of the health care clinic she founded in the little town of Grethel on the banks of Mud Creek.

 
Congrats Fairview Community Health Center on Your New Facility! 
225 Natchez Trace Avenue, Bowling Green, KY 42103
Grace Health Honors the 2nd NHA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) Class
Grace Health was honored to recognize the 2nd NHA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) class!  This class achieved a 100% pass rate with 29 class participants! Participants were presented of with a certificate of completion, pinned as a CMAA and given a pin signifying they are a part of Grace University.

Kim Bingham, HR Director, raved about the hard work and dedication of each person stating, “I give each of you a pat on the back and a high five.” The success of the program is measured by an increase in our patient satisfaction scores.  The new CMAA’s are charged with utilizing the key points from services skills, applying those best practices and continuing to focus on providing excellent customer service/patient care.  We are honored to have such wonderful employees. Congratulations on this extraordinary achievement!
Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky is Pleased and Excited about their New Partnership and Participation in the KTECH Apprenticeship Program
PCCEK and CEO-Barry Martin would like to thank Secretary of Education- Derrick Ramsey, along with Advisor to the Secretary-Ervin Dimeny and Registered Apprenticeship Program Coordinator-Tracy Osborne Clay from the Division of Apprenticeship for stopping by to tour of our facility, after contracts were signed for the new KTECH Program.
Congratulations to Laretta Dodson, APRN, Park DuValle, for receiving an Outstanding Nursing Leadership in Clinical Practice Award from KYANNA Black Nurses Assn.
Stay Up-To-Date on Cumberland Family Medical Center's Activities Below!
Community Family Clinic and Stanton Family Clinic particpated the Mt. Sterling Patriotic Parade
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center Featured in Sexual Assault Prevention Article

Nearly 47% of Kentucky women will experience sexual assault in their lifetime," said Gretchen Hunt. Hunt is the Director of the Office of Victims Advocacy for the Kentucky Attorney General.

Heather Green with Mountain Comprehensive Care Center said through events, like showing the "I Am Evidence" documentary at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, many can find help in the mountains.

Organizers told WYMT "I Am Evidence" is an eye-opening documentary that exposes the alarming number of untested rape kits in the United States.

Shawnee Christian Healthcare's
CommUNITY Festival on June 15th
The 10th Annual Shawnee CommUNITY Festival was June 15th. Each year, SCHC partners with the Shawnee Neighborhood Association and the Shawnee Ministries and Community Collaborative to host this fun, community building event. This year there was a car show and food trucks!
The picture above features Mayor Greg Fischer, Pastor Steve Ensley, Pastor Emory Lee, District 5 Councilwoman Donna Purvis and KY State Representative Cory Booker.
Grace Health Hosted a Ribbon Cutting their Newest Clinic Facility
Grace Health held a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 29th for the Manchester (Clay County) clinic and pharmacy facility.  Senator Stivers (being from Clay County) attended and was the speaker for the event.
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center Broke Ground on its New Women’s Addiction
Treatment Facility

On Wednesday, June 26th, Mountain Comprehensive Care Center broke ground on its new women’s addiction treatment facility at the campus of Merryman House in Paducah, Kentucky. We are grateful for all who attended or reached out in support of this project - you are truly appreciated! With your support, Mountain’s new facility will strive to provide quality addiction treatment services to effect positive change in the lives of women in McCracken County and throughout Kentucky.
 

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center’s mission is to provide quality behavioral health care that offers recovery and hope. Our goal is to provide the best and most accessible care possible - helping our clients identify opportunities for improvement in their lives and take the steps necessary to meet those challenges with success. Mountain’s new 16-bed residential addiction treatment facility will greatly benefit our pursuit of that mission.
 

In partnering with Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center, MCCC will prioritize care for survivors of domestic violence that are in need of residential substance use services. Additionally, our services will be available to all women throughout McCracken County and surrounding communities.
 

Promod Mots Bishnoi, President/CEO
Ken Stein, COO
Julie Paxton, In House Counsel/Ombudsman
Jacqueline Long, Director of Housing and Grants

Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center Partners with the Community for Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Program
Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center partners with the Greater Louisville YMCA and the American Heart Association to provide a self-monitoring blood pressure program. This partnership gives patient’s a 3 month YMCA membership for participation.
Grace Health was feature in the Advocacy Spotlight section (from the National Association of Community Health Centers “Washington Update”)
Grace Health in Southeastern Kentucky is a model health center when it comes to its advocacy efforts.  Before the introduction of the ACE program, Grace Health was emphasizing the importance of effective advocacy with staff and board members.  They recognize the importance of staying current on state and federal issues because they impact how they provide innovative, affordable and quality care for patients. 

They hold advocacy contests among their staff, and make sure every staff and board meeting includes a briefing on advocacy.  NACHC would like to congratulate Grace Health on their tireless commitment not only to providing great care to their patients today, but to ensuring they are able to continue tomorrow.
Child abuse awareness month display in Manchester, KY clinic.
'Eduhealth': Helping schools treat students and staff more efficiently
In July Medicaid will start paying for telehealth services, so Perry County Schools and Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky are teaming up to bring what they are calling "eduhealth" to the school system.

"We have six nurses in six of the schools and we're going to provide telehealth services to six of those schools," said Barry Martin, CEO of Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky.
ARcare Provides Range of Services for People Living with HIV
ARcare offers a HIV Special Services Medical Program that is designed to provide comprehensive care to those with HIV.
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