Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center has been acknowledged as a national leader in the control of hypertension, or high blood pressure, among their peer health care practices. RCCHC is one of 98 medical practices in 19 states that are members of OCHIN, a national Health Center Information Network utilizing an Epic-based electronic medical record.
OCHIN tracks measures of quality healthcare and patient outcomes by individual member practices which represent over 10,000 Doctors, Nurse Practitioners and PAs. RCCHC was recently acknowledged as the OCHIN practice ranked number 1 in controlling hypertension, a leading contributor to chronic illness and death due to stroke and heart disease.
“Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center should be very proud of the great work they are doing to improve the health of Eastern North Carolina communities. The Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center clinical team is a leader in hypertension control among the OCHIN Collaborative, and their culture of continuous quality improvement serves as a model for other health centers across the nation.“ Abby Sears, OCHIN CEO.
In addition, RCCHC is consistently ranked in the top 5 percent of the OCHIN collaborative as a high performing health center based on patient outcomes and financial measures as identified by the Health Resources Services Administration HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Care.
“RCCHC’s clinical staff has long prioritized quality initiatives focused on the key challenges that impact our communities.” said Dr. Claudia Richardson, RCCHC’s Chief Medical Officer “patients are always at the center of these initiatives and knowing we are achieving top quality results for our patients is significant.”
RCCHC, an FQHC since May 2005, provides comprehensive primary care and pediatric services with locations in Ahoskie and Murfreesboro (Hertford County), Colerain (Bertie County) and Creswell (Washington County) North Carolina. As a designated community health and migrant center, RCCHC’s mission is to provide comprehensive care that reduces health disparities for the Roanoke Chowan area. Additionally RCCHC staffs The Hertford County Student Wellness Center which operates during the school year and allows students to seek behavioral health services without having to leave campus, reducing absenteeism and in turn keeping kids in the classroom giving them a greater chance to successfully complete curriculum requirements.
RCCHC operations are a HRSA Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b.