Family Medical Center Awarded Federal Grant to Expand Behavioral Health Services
In November, 2014 FMC was awarded a $250,000 competitive grant by the federal government to expand behavioral health services and implement an integrated model of primary care and behavioral health care delivery. Click HERE to read more!
The Marketplace 2015-2016
On November 1, 2015, the health insurance Marketplace will open again and remain open until January 31,2016. The Marketplace, which can be found at www.HealthCare.gov, was created as a tool to help consumers shop for affordable health insurance products that meet their medical and financial needs. At Family Medical Center we have trained Certified Application Counselors (CAC's)available to assist patients with this application process. If you have recently lost coverage trough your employer or another life changing event you may qualify for a special enrollment period. If you need assistance please call your clinic location for an appointment or visit www.HealthCare.gov to sign up beginning November 1st.
2013 Clinician of the Year
In September of 2013, FMC's own Dr. Sin-Ching Chiu was awarded 2013 Clinician of the Year at the annual meeting of the Michigan Primary Care Association. Each year the association presents this award to a clinician for their commitment to quality and excellence in the provision of health care. Dr. Chiu has been practicing at Family Medical Center for over 23 years and provides dedicated leadership to the clinical team as FMC's Medical Director.
From left: Board Member Wes Langer, Medical Director Dr. Sin-Ching Chiu, Board Member Burt Fenby
Family Medical Center 1st Annual Biking For Fun And Fitness
On August 4th, 2012 Family Medical Center held its first Biking for Fun and Fitness event to promote health awareness and to help Celebrate National Health Center Week. The community turned out, both children and adults to participate. With the assistance of Meridian Health Plan, Family Medical Center was able to have a drawing where bicycles were given to three of the participants.
Family Medical Center Receives Grant For Smoking Cessation
Family Medical Center of Michigan received a grant of $2500 from the Meridian Health Plan to expand its smoking cessation efforts. The smoking cessation program is part of an expanded effort by MFC to offer options for patients to engage in improve health practices. Over the next six months other alternative initiatives for patients including massage therapy will be introduced .
Ed Larkins, CEO of Family Medical Center, with Natalie Williams from Meridian Health Plan
The CEO of Family Medical Center of MI was invited to attend the "fly-in" to Washington DC to meet with key legislators to discuss issues related to Medicaid and and potential changes in funding for Community Health Centers due to the deliberations by 12 congressman to cut the federal budget. The fly-in was attended by selected community health leaders who were tasked to meet with influential congressional leaders. We met with several White House staffers to voice concern about the potential reductions in funding to CHCs.
Behavioral Health/Primary Health Integration and Expansion
The Behavioral Health/Primary Health Integrated care project expanded at Family Medical Center of MI's clinics and is now operating at all FMC clinics. With the assistance of the Monroe County Mental Health Authority and the Lenawee County Mental Health Authority, case workers, peer support specialists and a part-time psychiatrist will work with Family Medical Center of MI's primary care providers to extend behavioral health services to the Center's patient's.
Distinguished Service Award Presented to FMC Staff Member October 2011
At the Michigan Primary Care Association’s 32st Annual Awards ceremony held September October, 2011, Miriam Andrade, Front Desk Receptionist for Family Medical Center of Michigan, was awarded for her distinguished service. The MPCA Distinguished Service Award honors commitment, dedication and outstanding service on behalf of patients of Michigan Community Health Centers. "Miriam Andrade serves as a shining star for Family Medical Center of Michigan. She is caring, resourceful and committed to the mission of Community Health Centers," said Ed Larkins, CEO/ Executive Director, Family Medical Center of Michigan.
Family Medical Center Grants
Family Medical Center received $35,000 from HRSA to help it work on developing the patient center home concept.
Family Medical Center received approval to participate in the three year HRSA Demonstration designed to evaluate the effect of the advanced primary care practice model, commonly referred to as the patient-centered medical home, in improving care, promoting health, and reducing the cost of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries served by FQHCs.
Family Medical at National Association of Community Health Centers Policy and Issue Forum
In February, Family Medical Center’s Board of Directors President, Dave Brown and Ed Larkins, CEO/Executive Director attended the National Association of Community Health Centers Policy Issue Forum in Washington D.C. During the meeting, Mr. Brown and Mr. Larkins had the opportunity to meet with key political officials from Michigan, including Senators Levin and Stabenow. The senators spoke about their support of federally qualified community health centers and the impact of federal health reform legislation on centers like Family Medical Center.