Vecino receives national recognition for quality

Congratulations to Vecino’s Denver Harbor Family Health Center staff on this national recognition for the fourth consecutive year!  This award is a tribute to the dedication of all staff at Denver Harbor Family Health Center and Airline Children & Women’s Health Center.

HRSA Gold-Tier Health Center Quality Leader

Vecino Health Centers (Houston Community Health Centers, Inc.) has received the 2023 Health Center Quality Leader award at the Gold Tier by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). 

Performing in the top 10% of health centers nationwide

This award marks the fourth consecutive year Vecino has received the gold tier recognition. The gold level is awarded to Health Center Quality Leader recipients achieving overall clinical performance in the top 10% of health centers nationwide. 

“This recognition reflects the high standard of care we consistently provide to nearly 12,000 patients irrespective of their economic circumstances,” says Dr. Enjoli Benitez, Chief Medical Officer of Vecino Health Centers. “Achieving this level of care is a concerted effort that requires dedication from every team member across all departments.”

Advancing Health Information Technology and COVID-19 Public Health Champion

In addition to the Quality Leader badge, Vecino has earned badges for Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality and COVID-19 Public Health Champion.

The HIT badge is bestowed upon health centers that have fully leveraged their Health Information Technology services to enhance the quality of patient care. Vecino met comprehensive criteria, including adopting an electronic health record (EHR) system, offering telehealth services, enabling electronic clinical information exchange, engaging patients through health IT, and gathering data on patient social risk factors. 

The COVID-19 Public Health Champion badge recognizes the top 10% of health centers providing COVID-19 vaccinations or testing to the largest percentage of patients. 

Providing quality healthcare services to patients at two locations in northeast Houston.

Vecino Health Centers provides quality health care to the medically underserved in northeast Houston in Harris County, Texas, through Denver Harbor Family Health Center and Airline Children & Women’s Health Center and outreach at six school-based sites