Promise Community Health Center Awarded $250,000

Date posted - August 28, 2014

Sioux Center, Iowa — A community health center in northwest Iowa has received a significant amount of funding.Promise Community Health Center Sign

Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center, formerly Greater Sioux Community Health Center, has been awarded $250,000 for facility improvements through new construction and facility renovations, with a focus on the Patient-Centered Medical Home delivery model.

The American College of Physicians says the Patient Centered Medical Home is a care delivery model whereby patient treatment is coordinated through the patient’s primary care physician to ensure the patient receives the necessary care when and where they need it, in a manner they can understand. It is designed to improve quality of care through team-based coordination of care, treating the many needs of the patient at once, increasing access to care, and empowering the patient to be a partner in their own care.

Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center is the only Federally-Qualified Health Center in rural northwest Iowa.

The center will use the funding to complete alterations and renovations to the current facility in a multi-phase project. Center Executive Director Nancy Dykstra says that the improvements will improve workflow efficiencies, enhance patient privacy, better integrate primary and behavioral health care services and according to Dykstra, QUOTE “most importantly, expand and improve patient care services.”

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