For Immediate Release Contact: David Quackenbush
October 1, 2016 (916) 662-5937
PEACH TREE HEALTH RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT
HHS awards Peach Tree Health grant for health information technology enhancements
Marysville, CA – Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced more than $87 million in funding for 1,310 health centers in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Pacific Basin including Peach Tree Health headquartered in Marysville, California.
“Health centers across the country are instrumental in providing high-quality, comprehensive primary health care to millions of people,” said Secretary Burwell. “This investment will help unlock health care data and put it to work, improving health outcomes and building a better health care system for the American people.”
The funding will support health information technology enhancements to accelerate health centers’ transition to value-based models of care, improve efforts to share and use information to support better decisions, and increase engagement in delivery system transformation. Peach Tree Health will use these funds to implement an electronic dental record system and patient web portal to enhance an organizational commitment to data analytics.
“For over 25 years, Peach Tree Health has provided underserved and rural counties with quality and affordable comprehensive care services. Peach Tree Health currently serves almost 30,000 patients at nine sites and two mobile units that span across Yuba, Sutter, and Sacramento communities. These funds will allow Peach Tree Health to continue its efforts in serving communities throughout my district and I look forward to our continued collaboration,” said Congressman John Garamendi, CA-03.
To learn more about Peach Tree Health visit pickpeach.org.