July 1, 2021
Barnabas Center earned a 2021 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Quality Standards Program. By self-attesting that the organization has certain policies and procedures in place, it can highlight its commitment to providing quality care to patients.
The mission of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable health care. The NAFC and its members are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive quality health care. To quantify and qualify the care provided at the Free and Charitable Clinic network, the NAFC formalized a set of Quality Standards for member organizations.
“Barnabas Health Services believes that every individual should have an opportunity to lead a healthy and productive life,” said Michele VandenBossche, Barnabas Health Services Manager. “Barnabas connects people, help, and hope to families in need throughout Nassau County. We hold ourselves to a high standard of excellence, accountability, and service. We value our relationship with the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics and appreciate the recognition for our commitment in providing quality standards of care.”
NAFC Members voluntarily submit information to the NAFC on the various policies and procedures in place to attain their standards rating and attest/pledge that they successfully incorporate these standards within their organization.
NAFC Quality Standards elements include policies and procedures related to the following areas: Administrative, Enhanced Access and Continuity of Care, Identifying and Managing Patient Population information, Planning and Managing Care, Providing Self-Care Support and Community Resources, Tracking and Coordinating Care, and Measuring and Improving Performance.
For more information on the NAFC, please visit www.nafcclinics.org. For more information on Barnabas Center programs and services, please visit www.BarnabasNassau.org.
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