Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center CelebratesNational Health Center Week 2016
As National Health Center Week 2016 begins, Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center’s (ECCHC) senior executive leadership would like to pause to thank our patients and community for allowing us the opportunity to be the health care provider to almost 60,000 patients in the Midlands of South Carolina. For 35 years, Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center has served as an innovator in treating chronic conditions that are typically ignored until they become a costly illness. We are trusted providers on the front lines of public health responding to emerging challenges.
Health centers save the health system more than $24 billion dollars a year nationally and reduce unnecessary hospitalizations. We treat patients for a fraction of the cost of one emergency room visit. Health centers not only focus on illness prevention, we address the factors that actually cause poor health.
Today, ECCHC has compiled a record of success that includes:
· Producing $73.6 million annually in health system savings
· Generating over $53.2 million in economic activity
· Reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and unnecessary visits to the emergency room
· Treating patients for a fraction of the average cost of one emergency room visit
· Reducing infant mortality rates
Health centers not only prevent illness and foster wellness in the most challenging populations; we produce innovative solutions to the most pressing healthcare issues in our communities. We reach beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the factors that may cause sickness, such as lack of nutrition, mental illness, homelessness and addiction. Because of our long record of success in innovation, managing healthcare costs, and reducing chronic disease, leaders in Congress have declared health centers a model of care that offers a “bipartisan solution to the primary care access problems” facing our nation.
Investment in health centers and primary care is a prescription for good health. It is also good politics in the public interest.
About Health Center Week
National Health Center Week has been celebrated for more than 30 years to recognize the services and contributions of Community, Migrant, Homeless and Public Housing Health Centers. While there are countless reasons to celebrate America’s Health Centers, among the most important and unique is their long success in providing access to affordable, high quality, cost effective health care to medically vulnerable and underserved people throughout the United States.
ECCHC Health Center Week Events
Pediatrics of Batesburg-LeesvilleWeek of August 7-13Patient Appreciation
Five Points PediatricsWednesday, August 10th10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Patient Appreciation Event / Safety (Firehouse)
Pediatrics of Newberry
Friday, August 12th
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Back to School / Patient Appreciation Event
Pelion Family PracticeFriday, August 12th
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Back to School / Patient Appreciation / Farmworker Appreciation Event
Ridgeway Family PracticeFriday, July 29th12:00 PM – 4:00 PMBack to School Bash
An FTCA Deemed Facility