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Maple City Health Care earns national, state awards | News

Maple City Health Care earns national, state awards | News

GOSHEN — Maple City Health Care Center received national and state recognition this month for the high-quality of its care.

It was awarded the 2023 Health Center Quality Leader Gold badge from the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration, a news release stated. This award, the highest quality award given by HRSA, recognizes Maple City for being in the top 10% nationally for quality of care.

Maple City Health Care Center was also recognized in 2023 by the Indiana Primary Health Care Association for its high-quality care, scoring among the top three clinics in Indiana across 20 quality of care indicators tracked by the association.

Maple City Health Care Center is expanding community access to this care with the addition of a third integrated primary care clinic, Westend Community Health Center, 2606 Peddlers Village Road, Ste 210.

“Westend clinic opened in June of this year, and with the generous support of the community is expanding hours at the site to 5 days a week in January,” the release stated. “Maple City has received funding to expand its care at Westend from The Community Foundation of Elkhart County, Interra Cares Foundation, Well Foundation, Bontrager Family Foundation, Beacon Community Impact, Goshen Health, federal and state grants, as well as from generous individual contributors in the community.”

This funding allows Maple City to hire and train new staff to provide health services including primary care, pediatrics, women’s health and pregnancy care, mental health, addictions treatment, insurance navigation, tattoo removal, medications, laboratory testing, vaccinations, and dental care to existing and new patients alike.

As it accepts new patients, Maple City Health Care Center is receiving referrals for individuals, at-risk children, and families from community partners. These partners include Cora Dale House (Clubhouse), The Window, Jail Ministry of Elkhart County, First Light Mission, Center for Healing and Hope, Oaklawn, CAPS, RETA, and Bashor Children’s Home. Maple City hopes to expand access to the broader community in 2024, the release added.

The health center cares for more than 6,500 Goshen area residents each year, with a focus on the 46526, 46528, 46516, and 46517 zip codes. About a third of the health center’s patients live on incomes below poverty.

Around a third are unable to afford or obtain health insurance, the highest of any FQHC in Indiana. Nearly half of the health center’s patients speak Spanish and three quarters identify as Hispanic.

For more information, and a list of clinic locations visit www.mchcc.com.