From left, Treasure Coast Community Health staff members Sherry de Cuba, chief operating officer Jessica Ormsby, Franny Watford, chief executive officer Vicki Soule, chief financial officer Andrea Fedock and Sabrina Hill.
Credit: Colette Heid
VERO BEACH — Treasure Coast Community Health Inc. was recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration as a 2018 Health Center Quality Leader, meaning TCCH has placed in the top 30 percent nationwide and achieved the best overall clinical performance among all health centers.Only three other community health centers in the state of Florida received this recognition.
“This is an outstanding achievement, and all due to the dedication of TCCH staff,” says Vicki Soule, CEO of TCCH. Treasure Coast Community Health is part of a nationwide network of community health centers that serve more than 27 million Americans. For more than 50 years, health centers have served as America’s safety net and delivered affordable, accessible, quality, and cost effective primary healthcare services to patients. Treasure Coast Community Health is held to the highest standard of quality care.
To improve the overall quality and efficiency of health centers, HRSA presents these Quality Improvement Awards to the highest performing health centers across the nation. TCCH started as an initiative to serve rural Migrant/Seasonal Farm workers in Fellsmere 25 years ago.
Originally founded in 1993, Fellsmere Community Health Coalition became known as Treasure Coast Community Health in 2005 when the need for additional service locations throughout Indian River County was recognized. Today, Treasure Coast Community Health is a nationally accredited, non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center providing medical, dental and behavioral health services to over 19,000 individuals a year with more than 70,000 face-to-face patient visits at six centers throughout Indian River County.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Treasure Coast Community Health opens its doors, services and hearts to all, regardless of one’s ability to pay. A sliding fee scale for payment of services is available for those needing assistance, and for those who qualify, services may be provided at little to no cost.
TCCH patients are not limited to low income individuals, however. TCCH operates like any other primary care office where patients may request an appointment with their regular provider. Many patients choose TCCH for the high quality care offered at their facilities.
To schedule an appointment at one of TCCH’s six Indian River County sites, please call 772-257-8224. For additional information or appointments please refer to TCCH’s website at www.tcchinc.org, TCCH’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tcchinc/ or call 772-257-8224.
This article was distributed through Treasure Coast Business, a news service for the readers and advertisers of Indian River Magazine.