Since it started nearly 30 years ago, Finger Lakes Community Health has been recognized on a local, regional and state level for providing quality health care.
The Penn Yan-based organization has now been recognized on a national level.
During a ceremony in the Washington, D.C. area, Finger Lakes Community Health received the 2017 Organizational Excellence Award from the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved. The annual award is presented to organizations across the country that positively affect the health care system and demonstrate a strong commitment to providing care for underserved populations.
Finger Lakes Community Health was selected based on its successful team-based approach to improving access to care for the community.
“We are honored to receive this award. At Finger Lakes Community Health, we are champions for our patients,” said Mary Zelazny, chief executive officer. “Every day we are committed to building a healthy community and ensuring that excellent health care is accessible to everyone.”
Founded in 1989 as a provider of health care for agricultural workers, Finger Lakes Community Health is an independent organization with eight health centers in the region. The Geneva, Penn Yan, Ovid and Sodus centers have been designated as Patient Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee on Quality Assurance — the highest level of recognition for excellence in comprehensive primary care.