UnitedHealthcare Recognizes Community Health Centers for Their Commitment to Providing People in Louisiana with Access to Quality Health Care
During National Health Center Week UnitedHealthcare is recognizing David Raines Community Health Center, Excelth and Daughter’s of Charity for their commitment to providing access to quality health care for economically and medically disadvantaged people living in Louisiana.
The recognition is given to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that combine superior clinical care and excellent patient support. Health care professionals at these facilities provide Medicaid beneficiaries with access to care that is uniquely designed to address the sometimes complex needs of people living with chronic conditions, and people with high-risk medical, behavioral or social challenges.
United Health Foundation, a private, not-for-profit foundation, provides financial and clinical support to community health centers across the nation as part of its mission to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of medical outcomes, expand access to health care services for people in challenging circumstances and for the well-being of communities. In total, the Foundation has committed more than $34 million to community health centers since 2003.
“These centers and organizations are being recognized for their commitment to patients during some of the most critical points of care, whether they are living with a chronic condition, a disability or their newborn is in need of intensive care,” said April Golenor, president of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana. “We commend David Raines Community Health Center, Excelth and Daughter’s of Charity for their continued excellence in providing the kind of quality care Medicaid beneficiaries deserve.”
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.
Guided by a passion to help people live healthier lives, United Health Foundation provides helpful information to support decisions that lead to better health outcomes and healthier communities. The Foundation also supports activities that expand access to quality health care services for those in challenging circumstances and partners with others to improve the well-being of communities. After its establishment by UnitedHealth Group [NYSE: UNH] in 1999 as a not-for-profit, private foundation, the Foundation has committed more than $200 million to improve health and health care. For additional information, please visit .