Boston, MA. August 12, 2014 (PRNewswire): CompuGroup Medical US (CGM) and Teche Action Clinic, a Community Health Center based in Louisiana, team up again to celebrate the 2014 National Health Center Week (NHCW). To mark this year’s celebrations, Teche Action Clinic has organized a full schedule of activities to engage its patients, employees and community members. Activities include a Patient Appreciation Day, Staff Appreciation Day, Breastfeeding Awareness Day as well as a visit from Congressman Charles Boustany and other elected officials.
This year’s NHCW is themed, “America's Health Centers - Local Engines for Healthier Communities” and will run from August 10th to the 16th. In true reflection of this, Teche Action Clinic, Louisiana’s first and oldest community health center, has a stellar 40-year record in the delivery of comprehensive, safe and quality healthcare. The Center has been recognized in many ways for its contribution to increasing access to healthcare and ultimately improving the health of the community. As a community health center with a Patient Centered Medical Home designation, Teche Action Clinic successfully delivers quality healthcare that is based on a partnership with patients and other providers to achieve highly coordinated care and improved health outcomes.
Dr. Gary M. Wiltz, Chief Executive Officer of Teche Action Clinic said, “NHCW provides an opportunity to evaluate the progress that has been made in improving access to healthcare for the residents of our communities. As community health centers continue to adapt to reform, we are pleased to celebrate our successes with partners such as CGM, who share our passion for improved healthcare delivery.”
“CGM is proud to team up with Teche Action Clinic once again to celebrate NHCW. As the Center’s healthcare software partner, we recognize the achievements Teche Action Clinic has made in advancing the cause for creating healthier communities through comprehensive, well-coordinated care that is supported by reliable technology,” said Werner Rodorff, Chief Executive Officer of CGM US and Senior Vice President North America.
About Teche Action Clinic
Teche Action Clinic is a Federally Qualified Health Center, based in Franklin, Louisiana. The Center serves an annual patient base of 17,280 throughout rural southwest Louisiana, regardless of ability to pay for services. Teche Action Clinic's scope of services includes primary and preventive medical care (Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology), behavioral health, pharmacy, laboratory, WIC and dental services.
About National Health Center Week
NHCW is an annual event that is organized and hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and its partners to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers as local solutions for affordable and accessible health care. Learn more at www.nachc.org.
About CompuGroup Medical AG
CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. With a revenue base of approximately $700 million, the company’s software products are designed to support all medical and organizational activities in doctors’ offices, pharmacies, laboratories and hospitals. Its information services for all parties involved in the healthcare system and its web-based personal health records contribute towards safer and more efficient healthcare. CompuGroup Medical’s services are based on a unique customer base of over 400,000 doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacies and networks as well as other service providers. With locations in 19 countries and customers in 43 countries worldwide, CompuGroup Medical is the eHealth company with one of the highest coverage among eHealth service providers. Approximately 4,200 highly qualified employees support customers with innovative solutions for the steadily growing demands of the healthcare system.
About CompuGroup Medical US
CompuGroup Medical US is the US division of CompuGroup Medical AG – one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. CompuGroup Medical US works to synchronize the systems of the healthcare industry with the mission of patient care, enabling providers to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients. CompuGroup Medical US creates healthcare IT solutions to support the clinical and practice management activities that take place in physician practices, community health centers and hospitals. These solutions include Meaningful Use certified electronic health records (EHRs) that are proven to contribute to safer, higher quality and more efficient healthcare. We also provide practice management (PM) software and productivity tools, EDI/reimbursement, lab information systems and more. For more information about CompuGroup Medical US, visit www.cgm.com/us.