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SHARE and 1st Choice Healthcare are Working Together to Embrace and Practice Patient-Centered Care

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 08:38 -- Whitney Mayo

SHARE is now collaborating with six medical clinics at 1st Choice Healthcare in Northeast Arkansas.  SHARE is providing access to daily reports when their patients are admitted and discharged from the Emergency Room and Inpatient Encounter Discharges in the last 24 hours.

1st Choice Healthcare, is a community health center, providing compassionate, affordable health care for all individuals to improve lives and build healthier communities. At the heart of any community is the health of its people. At 1st Choice Healthcare, their reason for being is the patients’ health and the health of their neighbors. Whether they are sick and need treatment, or want to stay healthy and avoid problems, they are here for ALL patients. They have programs and screenings to help patients learn about their health and make healthy choices. 1st Choice Healthcare offers comprehensive medical services to ensure patients receive all the medical services needed. They offer a number of diagnostic tests and services within their medical clinics that take care of patients’ in Clay, Randolph, Lawrence, Sharp, Fulton, Greene, and the surrounding counties.

1st Choice Healthcare includes (6) locations in Ash Flatt, Corning, Salem, Paragould, Pocahontas and Walnut Ridge, (12) physicians, (11) APRNs with offices in six counties in Northeast Arkansas. The data exchange services from SHARE will provide secure access to important information such as lab results, recent diagnosis, updated medications, updated patient records and demographic information. This ensures every care provider in the patient’s chain of care has consistent and current information, and that their records are more secure and accessible. Together, we are working to change health care to better serve the residents of Northeast Arkansas.

About 1st Choice Healthcare

 

A non-profit, FTCA Deemed, community governed organization. 1st Choice Healthcare has a governing body, composed of volunteers from the communities served. At least 51% of the board must be consumers of our services.

That means patients are always assured that 1st Choice Healthcare centers are:

  • Open to all residents, regardless of insurance status
  • Provide reduced cost care based on ability to pay
  • Tailor services to fit the special needs and priorities of local communities
  • Provide services based on the advice of local residents, businesses, churches, and other organizations
  • Offer services that help patients access health care, case management, health education, nutritional counseling, and chronic disease management.

 

At 1st Choice Healthcare, we embrace and practice patient-centered care and we strive to provide all of our patients with the best possible medical care. We encourage each patient to take an active role in their healthcare. We believe that in addition to helping patients when they are sick, we can and should help guide them in making healthy choices for preventive care. 1st Choice Healthcare is a non-profit, Joint Commission accredited, Federally Qualified Health Center. We welcome all members of our community, especially those unable to afford care. We are founded and governed by our community. Our Board of Directors is made up of your friends and neighbors as well as members from other community agencies. We work closely with government and health and human services agencies to bring you complete, high quality, and affordable healthcare.

For more information about 1st Choice Healthcare Click here to visit thier webiste.