Awards & Recognition
For over 50 years, CBHA has provided quality health care services to the
entire patient community, regardless of who they are or their ability
to pay for treatment. A vision that started as a simple “what if”
has bloomed into a network of modern, sophisticated, and professionally
run healthcare clinics serving the greater Adams, Grant, and Franklin Counties.
Columbia Basin Health Association has been acknowledged for these efforts
with numerous industry awards and recognition. Our local clinics are recognized
nationally as a premier leader in the Community Health Center industry.
Joint Commission Accreditation
By demonstration compliance with The Joint Commission’s national
standards for health-care quality and safety, Columbia Basin Health Association
(CBHA) earned the
Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™. CBHA has been Joint Commission accredited since 2002. “Achieving
accreditation demonstrates that 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.
Migrant Health Center Award
In 2011, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) honored CBHA with the Migrant Health Center of the Year Award. The award
applauds CBHA’s achievements and contributions to the migrant health
center mission, and more broadly to the community-based healthcare community.
In a press release NACHC stated that “CBHA was presented with the
award because of their tireless efforts to address the critical healthcare
needs of their surrounding rural community, which includes migrant and
ATSU Clinical Award
In recognition of Columbia Basin Health Association’s (CBHA) dedication
to clinical quality, and for stressing the importance of exemplary service
to resident students of the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
(ATSU), the university presented CBHA with its Clinical Quality Award in 2009.
Cecilia B. Abhold Award
Sr. Cecilia B. Abhold was the founding Executive Director of Farmworker
Health Services, Inc. (FHSI). Her strong influence in FHSI’s dedication
to improving the quality of life of our nation’s farmworkers inspired
an award created posthumously in her honor. Each year, the award is granted
to outreach programs that exhibit excellence in community health outreach.
In 2007, Columbia Basin Health Association was selected as the Western
stream recipient for its exemplary service to farmworkers.
Downtown Revitalization Award
The Columbia Basin Health Association (CBHA) was recognized for undertaking
an “Outstanding Special Project” in Othello when it expanded
the former downtown campus. The improvements allowed CBHA to treat more
patients and expand services to include pharmacy and additional vision
and dental care. The campus also became a cornerstone building in the
community. City of Othello Administrator Ehman Sheldon said of the accomplishment:
“The result of this effort is easy and convenient access to healthcare
services. It increased traffic flow within the downtown area and improved
the look and appeal of our city.”
The MAP award is given to organizations for success in three judged criteria:
Measure performance (M), Apply evidence-based strategies for improvement
(A), and Perform the highest standards in today’s challenging healthcare
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 of this award demonstrate measurable results
in the 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 that have utilized
health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes
while achieving a return on investment. The Davies Awards program promotes
electronic health record enabled improvements in patient results through
collaboration and knowledge sharing.