Barnabas Center earned a 2020 Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Quality Standards Program. By self-attesting that the organization has certain policies and procedures in place, it is able to highlight its commitment to providing quality care to patients.
The mission of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable health care. The NAFC and its members are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive quality health care. To quantify and qualify the care provided at the Free and Charitable Clinic network, the NAFC formalized a set of quality standards for member organizations.
“Barnabas Health Services’ No. 1 priority is providing access and excellent care in a safe environment,” said Michele VandenBossche, Barnabas Health Services manager. “Helping our community live healthier and happier lives is what we do best. Our patients can feel confident they are receiving quality care by our providers, staff and volunteers. We are honored to receive the 2020 gold rating.”
NAFC members voluntarily submit information to the NAFC on the various policies and procedures in place to attain their standards rating and attest/pledge that they successfully incorporate these standards within their organization.
NAFC Quality Standards elements include policies and procedures related to the following areas: administrative, enhanced access and continuity of care, identifying and managing patient population information, planning and managing care, providing self-care support and community resources, tracking and coordinating care, and measuring and improving performance.
For more information on the NAFC, visit www.nafcclinics.org. For more information about Barnabas programs, visit www.BarnabasNassau.org.