Awards & Recognition
For over 40 years, CBHA has been providing quality health care services
to anyone regardless of who they are or their ability to pay for services.
The vision that started as a simple “what if” conversation
bloomed into a network of sophisticated, professionally-run, modern health
care clinics that unconditionally serve residents of greater Adams, Grant,
and Franklin Counties. Columbia Basin Health Association is one of the
premier leaders in the Community Health Center industry and as such has
been recognized for its efforts through numerous awards and recognition.
Cecilia B. Abhold Award
Sr. Cecilia B. Abhold was the first and founding Executive Director for
Farmworker Health Services, Inc. (FHSI). Until her passing in May 2000,
she remained a strong and integral part of FHSI’s avowed dedication
and innovation to improving the quality of life of our nation’s
farmworkers. Columbia Basin Health Association (CBHA) was selected as
the recipient in the Western stream because of its exemplary service to
ATSU Clinical Award
Arizona School of Dentistry Advance in Phoenix presented Columbia Basin
Health Association with the Clinical Quality Award in 2009. In recognition
of dedication to clinical quality and stressing the importance of that
quality on Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health students.
Downtown Revitalization Award
The Columbia Basin Health Association is being recognized for undertaking
an “Outstanding Special Project” in downtown Othello, The
expansion not only improved the function of the facility, which now offers
a full service pharmacy and additional vision and dental care, it has
also become a cornerstone building in the community. “The result
of this effort is easy and convenient access to healthcare services, increased
traffic flow within the downtown area, and an overall improvement in the
look and appeal of our city,” said City of Othello Administrator
Migrant Health Center Award
The National Association of Community Health Centers recently recognized
CBHA with their 2011 Migrant Health Center of the Year Award. The award
recognizes CBHA’s outstanding achievements and contributions to
the migrant health center mission and to community-based health care overall.
NACHC’s press release stated, “CBHA was presented with the
award because of their tireless efforts to address the critical health
care needs of their surrounding rural community, which include migrant
and seasonal farmworkers.
Joint Commission Accreditation
By demonstration compliance with The Joint Commission’s national
standards for health care quality and safety, Columbia Basin Health Association
(CBHA) has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.
CBHA has been Joint Commission accredited since 2002. “Achieving
accreditation demonstrates CBHA has voluntarily sought an independent
evaluation of its compliance with state-of-the-art performance standards,”
says Michael Kulczycki, executive director, Ambulatory Care Accreditation
Program, The Joint Commission.
MAP stands for measure performance, apply evidence-based strategies for
improvement, and perform the highest standards in today’s challenging
healthcare environment. As a national award winner, CBHA has met or exceeded
stringent evaluation criteria addressing critical performance factors
such as revenue cycle processes, financial performance, innovation, adoption
of PATIENT FRIENDLY BILLING® principles, and patient satisfaction.
Winners demonstrate measurable results on specific MAP Keys, resulting
in improved financial performance and patient satisfaction.
HIMSS Davies Award
Since 1994, the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence has recognized
outstanding achievement of organizations who have utilized health information
technology to substantially improve patient outcomes while achieving a
return on investment. The Davies Awards program promotes EHR-enabled improvement
in patient outcomes through sharing case studies and lessons learned from
implementation strategies, workflow design, best practice adherence, and