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Recognition and Awards
Annual Quality Award from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for achieving the highest level of quality performance and improvement in the State of NH. Goodwin was awarded $176,003 which will be used to expand current quality improvement systems and infrastructure, and improve primary care service delivery in the communities they serve in the greater Strafford County area.
Community Service Award to Dr. David and Maureen Staples from Bi-State Primary Care Association. This annual award honors individuals whose volunteer efforts have made a significant impact on the vulnerable populations of Vermont or New Hampshire. The Staples’ have become champions in their advocacy of Goodwin Community Health as a charitable cause throughout the region. Both are well-known community leaders and with their outreach, Goodwin has become a household name. They give generously of time and money and do so humbly, not wanting recognition.
Community Service Award to Dr. Michael Thompson from Bi-State Primary Care Association. Dr. Thompson works tirelessly with the Community Health Access Network to help create new forms, screens, and to troubleshoot software problems. He has designed templates to help providers become more efficient and incorporate best practices.
The concept of the Triple Aim is widely used around the globe. It is becoming a widely held belief that the many areas of health reform can be furthered and strengthened by Triple Aim thinking, especially in a Community Health Center/medical home environment like Goodwin. It is part of the national strategy for US health care. Its success is leading Goodwin to further align ourselves with this framework.
Triple Aim is a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) that describes an approach to optimizing health system performance. It is IHI’s belief that new designs must be developed to simultaneously pursue three dimensions, which we call the “Triple Aim”:
- Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction);
- Improving the health of populations; and
- Reducing the per capita cost of health care.
For more information on this concept, please visit http://www.ihi.org.