September 25, 2019
WEST RIVER, MD – The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognized Bay Community Health (BCH) as a Health Center Quality Leader, placing BCH among the top 30% percent of 1, 362 HRSA Supported health centers based on one or more of the clinical quality measures that promote behavioral health, diabetes health and heart health in 2018.

Bay Community Health also receiving quality awards for increasing the number of patients served between 2017-2018, meeting or exceeding a 10% improvement in health across different racial/ethnic groups, utilizing Health Information Technology to increase access to care and advance quality of care and recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home.

More than 28 million people – 1 in 12 nationwide – rely on a HRSA funded health center for affordable, accessible, patient center primary health care. Health centers advance a model of coordinated, comprehensive and patient-centered care, integrating a wide range of medical, dental, mental health, substance use disorder and patient support services. Grantees received recognition based on the latest HRSA Quality Improvement Awards.

“HRSA-funded health centers continue to lead the U.S. healthcare system in providing quality, value-base care to their communities” said HRSA Acting Administrator Tom Engels. “Today we are recognizing nearly all HRSA-funded health centers for their continued improvements on clinical quality measures and supporting them to continue as quality leaders nationwide in the years to come.”

In 2018, BCH provided healthcare services to over 4,900 patients in Southern Anne Arundel County delivering affordable, accessible, cost-effective and quality primary and behavioral health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay.

About Bay Community Health

Bay Community Health (BCH) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) located in Southern Anne Arundel County, Maryland. BCH operates two health centers offering primary and behavioral healthcare serving over 4,900 patients, including underserved and uninsured annually. Patient -Centered Medical Home care, a team-based approach using evidenced based medicine to meet a patient’s physical and behavioral health needs. For more information, visit

About HRSA

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S> Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for improving health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.

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