Northwest Health Services recently announced they are the recipients of the Missouri Primary Care Association’s (MPCA) Silver Award for Clinic Quality Excellence. MPCA acknowledges community health centers who meet or exceed a set of clinical quality measures, set by the MPCA Medical Director Network on an annual basis. These quality measures focus on such areas as diabetes control, blood pressure control, cancer screenings, and weight management. This year several awards were presented with levels of gold, silver or bronze.

Northwest Health Services met or exceeded six out of nine criteria. “We are very proud of the commitment our staff have made to accomplish this goal,” said Deanna Lamb, CEO. “Quality improvement is imperative in medicine today, while it improves safety, effectiveness and efficiency it also helps reduce costs to our health system,” said Lamb. The award was presented at the MPCA Clinical Quality Awards Luncheon during the MPCA Annual Conference in Branson, Missouri.

Northwest Health Services clinics are local, non-profit, and community-owned clinics providing award-winning quality care through medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmacy services to 15 counties in Missouri. For more information about Northwest Health Services visit www.nwhealth-services.org or call 816-232-6818.