Health Care Provider of the Year Award Announced at South Carolina Primary Health Care Association’s Statewide Annual Clinical Retreat

Katherine Kovich, South Carolina Primary Health Care Association’ Manager of Clinical Quality Improvement, Dr. Deanna Cotter New Horizon Family Health Services’ Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Vicki Young South Carolina Primary Health Care Association’ Chief Operating Officer.

GREENVILLE, SC June 26, 2017— Physician at local Community Health Center, New Horizon Family Health Services, Inc. (NHFHS) was recently awarded the top clinical award by the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association (SCPHCA). The 2017 Health Care Provider of the Year Award affords the 21 Community Health Centers across South Carolina the opportunity to honor a health care provider who exemplify and demonstrate excellence in performance and who serves as an advocate for the health of their patients. The award was presented to Dr. Deanna Cotter, Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer for New Horizon Family Health Services by members of the SCPHCA. Serving as both a clinician and in an administrative role allows Dr. Cotter to further her impact in serving the unique needs of patients and meeting the standards for the provision of quality health care. Employed by the center since 2001, she has been a champion for innovation, quality improvement and implementation of its electronic health record system.

NHFHS provides quality, affordable, compassionate patient-centered healthcare to improve the health of the communities we serve. NHFHS has served Greenville and surrounding areas since 1992. With locations in Greenville, Greer and Travelers Rest in Upstate South Carolina, the center provides primary medical care, dental, pharmacy and behavioral health services for anyone in need of a family doctor and medical home. Its Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Mobile Medical Unit serves 13 counties and its Ryan White Part C Program serves 10 counties. The center also operates a Mobile Dental Unit providing services in high need areas of the community. NHFHS served over 24,000 patients in 2016.