A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) is a Bureau of Primary Health Care and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. This designation is significant for several health programs under the Health Center Consolidation Act (Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act).
The spirit of Community Exchange is a vibrant community working together. Community Exchange is a group of people who create caring and supportive social networks by exchanging services with people within the community. Through these exchanges of time and talent, friendships are made, neighbors get to know each other and address key community health issues. All members are valued for their talents, skills and time; the program relies on the commitment of its members.
Sacred Heart Hospital’s Parish Nursing Program
Parish Nursing has been a part of Sacred Heart Hospital since 1999. They have pursued growth in the number of Parish Nurses, and the number of congregations in which they practice. They also look for other avenues of outreach to the community so that they can offer concrete resources and tools for the families to incorporate into their lifestyles leading to an improvement in their wholistic health.