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April 21, 2011

SIU's Quincy Family Practice Center Receives Med School’s Quality Award

The Quincy Family Practice Center has received the Group Quality Award from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  The annual award recognizes an SIU group for their contributions in delivering service or improving health outcomes or work processes as part of the medical school’s commitment to excellent service and quality health care.

The nomination for the award focused on the center’s efforts to develop a patient-centered medical home (PCMH), a nationally-accepted model where medical care is coordinated and integrated for patients and employees who work at the top of their potential.  The Quincy center’s goal is to improve services to patients and their families both in the clinic and within the community in order to provide better medical outcomes and improve the health of the community.

SIU’s Group Quality Award was based in part on several clinical care awards for quality made to the Quincy center by outside agencies in the state.  The COLA award of excellence was made to its laboratory in 2008; a PEDS CARE grant for comprehensive mental health services for children was funded in 2009; and two awards from Illinois Health Connect/ Your Healthcare Plus program were made for providing quality medical care in both diabetes and coronary artery disease in 2010.

The Quincy Family Practice Center, located at 612 N. 11th St., provides comprehensive family care, including maternity, pediatric and geriatric care, with approximately 32,000 patient visits annually.  The center has 11 faculty physicians, 19 resident physicians and 49 support staff who provide care for patients of all social and economic backgrounds.