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.

90.00%
GOALS
77.20%
81.8%
Met Patients: 355
UnMet Patients: 79
Total Patients: 434
Childhood Immunizations

Imms given by Age 3:

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

 

63.60%
GOALS
56.30%
56.91%
Met Patients: 3033
UnMet Patients: 2296
Total Patients: 5329
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.

65.00%
GOALS
56.60%
45.13%
Met Patients: 2769
UnMet Patients: 3366
Total Patients: 6135
Weight Assessment - Children & Adolesccents

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

75.00%
GOALS
56.10%
54.84%
Met Patients: 7123
UnMet Patients: 5866
Total Patients: 12989
Adult Weight Screening and Follow-Up

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

 

90.00%
GOALS
81.00%
95.97%
Met Patients: 11634
UnMet Patients: 489
Total Patients: 12123
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.

75.00%
GOALS
80.80%
86.36%
Met Patients: 171
UnMet Patients: 27
Total Patients: 198
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.

80.00%
GOALS
78.40%
75.16%
Met Patients: 118
UnMet Patients: 39
Total Patients: 157
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.

75.00%
GOALS
76.80%
77.07%
Met Patients: 289
UnMet Patients: 86
Total Patients: 375
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.

50.00%
GOALS
30.20%
38.58%
Met Patients: 1443
UnMet Patients: 2297
Total Patients: 3740
Colorectal Cancer Screening

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

50.00%
GOALS
38.80%
75.53%
Met Patients: 10565
UnMet Patients: 3423
Total Patients: 13988
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.

66.00%
GOALS
63.70%
62.48%
Met Patients: 1377
UnMet Patients: 827
Total Patients: 2204
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.

67.60%
GOALS
68.80%
68.69%
Met Patients: 926
UnMet Patients: 422
Total Patients: 1348
Diabetes - Hemoglobin A1c Level

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

40.00%
GOALS
0.00%
27.3%
Met Patients: 175
UnMet Patients: 466
Total Patients: 641
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

info@mlchc.org

Quincy Community Health Center

1450 1st Avenue SW
     Quincy, WA 98848

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

info@mlchc.org

Ephrata Community Dental Clinic

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

info@mlchc.org