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Ultimate Health Center Champions Announced

Tuesday, August 16, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Ultimate Health Center Champions Announced  

Ohio’s Community Health Centers showcase innovative care 


COLUMBUS – The Ohio Association of Community Health Centers congratulates four community health centers in garnering the most support during the Ultimate Health Center Champions contest.

Special honors to:

- Winner by Decision (most votes overall): Muskingum Valley Health Centers
- Heavyweight Champion (serving >16,000 patients): Valley View Health Centers
- Welterweight Champion (serving 7,000-15,999 patients): CAA of Columbiana County
- Featherweight Champion(serving <7,000 patients): Erie County Community Health Center

The Ultimate Health Center Champions contest ran in conjunction with National Health Center Week with a goal of shining the spotlight on the amazing work that health centers do in their communities. All 46 health centers were divided into their respective “weight classes” based on the number of patients they serve. Each was allowed to share one photo and a brief caption as to why they are the champions.

“The excitement and support for this contest was overwhelming,” says COO Julie DiRossi-King, “All of Ohio’s health centers showed how they are contenders and innovators each and every day.”

Community Health Centers are increasingly becoming the trusted provider of choice for many families across the state. More than 620,000 Ohioans receive primary care service at 260+ locations spanning over 62 of our 88 counties. The Ultimate Health Center Champions contest gave their respective communities one more way to show their appreciation to their Community Health Center.

About Ohio’s Community Health Centers
Federally Qualified Health Centers and FQHC Look-Alikes, more commonly referred to as Community Health Centers (CHCs), are non-profit health care providers that deliver affordable, high-quality and comprehensive primary care to medically underserved populations, regardless of insurance status. CHCs provide integrated whole person care, oftentimes providing onsite dental, behavioral, pharmacy, vision and other needed supplemental services under one roof. While each CHC is distinct, they share one common purpose: to provide primary health care services that are coordinated, culturally and linguistically competent and community directed.

The Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) is a not-for-profit professional association representing Ohio's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs, or community health centers). OACHC's Mission is to ensure access to high-quality affordable health care for all Ohioans through the growth and development of Ohio's Community Health Centers. OACHC represents Ohio's 46 Community Health Centers at more than 260 locations, including multiple mobile units in 62 of Ohio’s 88 counties. Please visit for more information.