Fair Haven Community Health Care ranked as a top 10 quality leader by federal agency

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — In this pandemic, it has never been more important for low-income neighborhoods to have access to good health care.

At the same time, Fair Haven Community Health Care (FHCHC) is earning national recognition for the work it is doing.

It is one of nearly 1,400 federally-qualified health centers. To get their funding, those centers are all required to send in a copious amount of information every year.

“The government crunches those numbers, and then in the summer, they come out and say these are the health centers that, out of the 1,400 nationwide, have done the best,” explained FHCHC CEO Dr. Suzanne Lagarde.

This summer, the center was recognized as being in the top 10 percentile for being a quality leader, and the top two percent in handling of behavioral health by the Health Resources & Services Administration.

The organization began in 1971, seeing just

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Federal agency recognizes Fair Haven Community Health Care for excellence

NEW HAVEN — Fair Haven Community Health Care has been recognized as a “health center quality leader” by the Health Resources & Services Administration, according to a release.


It is the fourth year in a row that Fair Haven Community Health Care has been recognized this way, according to the health center.

The Fair Haven center is the only health center in New Haven and one of only three in Connecticut to be “designated a 2020 Gold Award Health Center Quality Leader for best overall clinical performance,” the release noted.

Fair Haven ranked among the top 10 percent of health centers

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TeleHealth Services Helps Yale New Haven Health System Connect Community to Share Support for Isolated Patients

Cards from the Community Program Lifts Spirits of Isolated Patients and Shows Gratitude for Hospital Staff

Hospitals across the nation have limited visitation policies with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to these restrictions, the Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) developed a program with TeleHealth Services using cards of support and compassion from the local community presented on patient televisions and other public digital displays throughout the system’s hospitals.

Yale New Haven Health is Connecticut’s leading healthcare system with more than 26,000 employees and ranked among the best nationally for clinical care and use of technology. Schoolchildren and others in surrounding communities are sharing support for patients and gratitude for hospital staff across the six-hospital system. The entire process is digital and was first implemented when no patient visitors were allowed and deliveries to patients, including cards and flowers, were banned for safety purposes.

“We know this is

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