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.

Studer Group Physician Service Line of the Quarter

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 farmworkers.

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 Ehman Sheldon.

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 Award

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 patient engagement.