Quality Measures

The Health Center recognizes that performance measurement and quality improvement are critical elements for excellence in the health care industry. Data is used to increase accountability, support quality improvement, facilitate and support clinical decisions, monitor the population’s health status, empower patients and families to make informed health care decisions, and provide evidence to eliminate wasteful practices.

The Health Center has dedicated staff managing the Annual Quality Improvement Plan, which supports the Health Center’s mission, vision and strategic imperatives and the Institute of Medicine’s six aims for a quality health care system.

43.00%
GOALS
42.47%
42.47%
Met Patients: 127
UnMet Patients: 172
Total Patients: 299
Childhood Immunizations

Imms given by Age 3:

  • DTaP 4
  • IPV 3
  • MMR 1
  • HiB 3
  • Hep B 3
  • Pneumo 4
  • Varicella 1

 

70.00%
GOALS
56.00%
72.34%
Met Patients: 2926
UnMet Patients: 1119
Total Patients: 4045
Cervical Cancer Screening

Women ages 21 to 65 with Pap Smear within last 3 years; Women 30 and over with Pap/HPV Combo within last 5 years.

90.00%
GOALS
57.90%
72.02%
Met Patients: 2819
UnMet Patients: 1095
Total Patients: 3914
Weight Assessment - Children & Adolesccents

% of Patients aged 2 to 17 with BMI Percentile and documentation of nutrition counseling and physical counseling during reporting period.

80.00%
GOALS
59.40%
75.53%
Met Patients: 7407
UnMet Patients: 2400
Total Patients: 9807
Adult Weight Screening and Follow-Up

Unhealthy BMI:
Age < 65: BMI > 25 or < 18.5
Age >= 65: BMI > 30 or < 22

 

99.00%
GOALS
82.80%
98.83%
Met Patients: 8010
UnMet Patients: 95
Total Patients: 8105
Tobacco Screening and Quitting Intervention

% of patients aged 18 and over screened for tobacco use at last visit or within 24 months of last visit and given quitting intervention if current tobacco user.

90.00%
GOALS
84.20%
94.21%
Met Patients: 293
UnMet Patients: 18
Total Patients: 311
Treatment for Asthma

% of patients aged 5 to 40 with diagnosis of mild, moderate, or severe persistent asthma who received or were prescribed accepted pharmacologic therapy.

70.00%
GOALS
0.00%
60.62%
Met Patients: 979
UnMet Patients: 636
Total Patients: 1615
Treatment for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

% of patients age 18 years and older with a diagnosis of CAD who were prescribed a lipid-lowering therapy.

90.00%
GOALS
78.00%
89.62%
Met Patients: 354
UnMet Patients: 41
Total Patients: 395
Treatment for Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD)

% of patients aged 18 and over discharged for AMI, CABG, or PTCA in prior year or who had diagnosis of IVD during report period or prior year and who used aspirin or other antithrombotic.

55.00%
GOALS
38.40%
55.35%
Met Patients: 1945
UnMet Patients: 1569
Total Patients: 3514
Colorectal Cancer Screening

% of patients aged 50 to 75 who had an appropriate screening for colorectal cancer.

95.00%
GOALS
50.60%
91.2%
Met Patients: 9268
UnMet Patients: 894
Total Patients: 10162
Depression Screening and Follow-up

% of patients age 12 years and older screened for clinical depression using an age appropriate standardized tool and follow-up plan documented.

76.00%
GOALS
63.80%
68.75%
Met Patients: 2114
UnMet Patients: 961
Total Patients: 3075
Hypertension - Controlled Blood Pressure

% of Patients aged 18 to 85 diagnosed with Hypertension prior to June 30 of reporting year, with controlled (<140/90) Blood Pressure at last check during reporting period.

71.00%
GOALS
68.80%
72.62%
Met Patients: 1236
UnMet Patients: 466
Total Patients: 1702
Diabetes - Hemoglobin A1c Level

% of Patients aged 18 to 75 who have been diagnosed with Diabetes and last recorded HbA1c <= 9% (Controlled).

64.00%
GOALS
0.00%
66.03%
Met Patients: 103
UnMet Patients: 53
Total Patients: 156
Dental Sealants - Children

% of children aged 6 to 9 years at moderate to high risk for cavities who received a sealant on a permanent first molar tooth.

About MLCHC

Moses Lake Community Health Center is dedicated to serving migrant and seasonal farm workers, the uninsured, underinsured and others who have difficulty accessing care.  READ MORE...

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

  

Moses Lake Community Health Center

605 Coolidge Street
     Moses Lake, WA 98837

 (509) 765-0674
 (800) 371-8638
Nurse Advice Line
    (509) 765-0674

Cancellation Line
    (509) 766-8975

Quincy Community Health Center

1450 1st Avenue SW
     Quincy, WA 98848

 (509) 787-6423
 (800) 935-1464
Nurse Advice Line
    
(509) 787-6423

Ephrata Community Dental Clinic

204 12th Ave SW
     Ephrata, WA 98823
 
(509) 754-6199