Each year, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program awards Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) badges to health centers that have made notable quality improvement achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, health information technology, and COVID-19 public health emergency response for the most recent Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting period.
Ritchie Regional Health Center is very pleased to announce we received 4 badges this year:
Access Enhancer - Increases the total number of patients served and the number of patients who receive at least one comprehensive service (mental health, substance abuse, vision, dental, and/or enabling) by at least 5%.
Health Disparities Reducer - Demonstrates improvements in select CQMs during consecutive UDS reporting years (2020 and 2021 UDS) for at least one racial/ethnic groups; or meets established benchmarks for all racial/ethnic groups served within the most recent UDS reporting year.
Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality - Meets all criteria to optimize HIT services that advance telehealth, patient engagement, interoperability, and collection of social determinants of health data to increase access to care and advance quality of care.
Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH) - Encompasses five functions and attributes: Comprehensive Care, Patient-Centered, Coordinated Care, Accessible Services, Quality and Safety.
Ritchie Regional is grateful for the opportunity to celebrate National Health Center Week (NHCW) 2022! We kicked off the week by hosting our annual 5K race and brought the week to a close by having a company picnic, where we enjoyed delicious food, good company, and met each other’s families.
We take pride in being a health center that genuinely cares about the communities in which we serve, and considers our employees as family!
RRHC would like to once again thank all the sponsors, volunteers, organizers, and participants who made this year’s 5k race - Stepping on Hunger - such a resounding success! We are EXTREMELY EXCITED to announce we exceeded our initial goal of raising $5,000 BY RAISING A TOTAL OF $10,055!!!
The event was geared towards combating hunger in the surrounding communities. All proceeds and donated non-perishable food items were given to local food pantries and families in need. It was an absolute privilege to give back to the communities we serve!
This year’s RRHC 5K race sponsors:
Finish Line Sponsors
- Intra-State Insurance
- Sisters of St. Joseph
Race Route Sponsors
- Dodd's Sporting Goods
- Garrett Construction
- Long Reach Federal Credit Union
Mile Marker Sponsors
- Dr. Robert Dale Associated Podiatrists, PLLS
- Ely DeSigns
- Mid-Ohio Valley Rural Health Alliance
- Pizza House Family Restaurant
- Harrisville Shop n Save Express
Can Drive Sponsors
- Ace Home Center / Pennsboro
- Dr. Patrick Cobb General Dentistry
- Ellenboro Floors, LLC
- Galaxy Wood Working
- Hall Drilling, LLC
- Mountain River Physical Therapy
- Ritchie Community Pharmacy
- Roberts Corrosion Services, LLC
- Troy LLC
- Union Bank
Special thanks to the River City Runners & Walkers Club for all their efforts and being part of the event - you did a fantastic job!
We’d also like to express our gratitude to Walgreens for donating water; Ely DeSigns for producing our banners; Save A Lot for donating bananas; and the Ritchie Gazette & the Cairo Standard for advertising and promoting the race!
National Health Center Week
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Health Centers (CHCs) have been key to ensuring everyone can access affordable, quality healthcare, during and beyond the pandemic. They are locally run yet part of a national network serving nearly 29 million people nation-wide. They save American taxpayers $24 billion a year in health care costs by preventing and managing chronic diseases. CHCs are not ordinary medical clinics; they are also problem-solvers who reach beyond the exam room to care for the whole person by providing access to necessities like food and housing resources. Community Health Centers care for everyone, regardless of insurance status. As unemployment rises and more Americans lose their employee-sponsored health care, Community Health Centers will be the key to keeping America healthy.
Ritchie Regional Health Center is a CHC that takes pride in serving the surrounding communities. We offer primary care, behavioral and mental health services, as well as dental services.
In order to survive and thrive well beyond the pandemic, Congress must pass emergency and long-term funding for Community Health Centers. As part of National Health Center Week 2022 (August 7 – 13), we invite you to support RRHC and celebrate our mission and accomplishments.
RRHC Annual 5K Race
We invite you to participate in the Ritchie Regional Health Center 2022 5K Race "Stepping on Hunger". All proceeds from this event will be given to local food pantries to help combat hunger in our communities. Our goal is to raise $5,000. We are also asking all participants to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated on the day of the race.
Food insecurity - meaning there simply are not enough resources for all members of the household to have nutritionally adequate food - is a critical problem in our area. West Virginia suffers from a food insecurity rate of 15.3 %. In our area, one in six struggles with hunger and one in six children will worry about where their next meal is coming from.
The race will take place Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 8 a.m. in Harrisville, WV, in front of the Ritchie County Courthouse. The kids race will follow. Awards will be presented following the races. The preregistration fee is $15 per participate. Race day registration is $20. The Kids Fun Run is free.
To preregister, complete an application and return it (and the fee), to any RRHC location. The application/fee can also be mailed to P.O. Box 373 Harrisville, WV 26362. To preregister online, please click here.
Call 304-699-0949 or email email@example.com with any questions.
Hope you're able to join us!