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Aug 25

SHS Receives Perfect Score from Federal Government

Mt. Sterling, KY. – Sterling Health Solutions, Inc. (SHS), a Federally Qualified Health Center, received its operational site visit from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and received a perfect score resulting in continued funding for its sites in Montgomery, Bath & Menifee Counties.

HRSA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving health and achieving health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce and innovative programs including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) via the Bureau of Primary Health Care. Health Centers receiving grant money from HRSA are required to be compliant with 19 program requirements in four general areas – need, services, management and finance, and governance, in order to receive a continuation of funding.

In addition to receiving a perfect score, SHS is one of two in Kentucky to receive a perfect score this year. “Health Centers are required, at least once every three years, to participate in an operational site visit from HRSA to review program requirements and ensure compliance,” said Harold Brown, CEO, SHS. “Many Health Centers receive conditions on their grant due to areas of non-compliance and are then allowed time to correct areas of non-compliance. It is rare for HRSA site visit reviewers to give a perfect score due to the stringent requirements of the program.”

“This accomplishment is a huge reflection of the work and commitment our organization and staff have for the patients and community we serve every day,” continued Brown. “We are excited for the future of this organization and for the partnerships we continue to create to help individuals receive necessary health care services in the Counties we serve.”

As a result of SHS’s perfect score, the FQHC will continue to receive grant funding from HRSA for growing programs and create stability in providing comprehensive care to the community.

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Sterling Health Solutions, Inc. (SHS) is a 501(c)(3) community health center with four primary care sites and six school-based sites throughout Montgomery, Bath, Menifee and Nicholas Counties. Services are open to all, regardless of insurance or place of residence. SHS’s mission Our mission is to improve the lives for all people in the communities we serve through improved health regardless of the ability to pay for the services. For more information about Sterling Health Solutions, Inc., visit www.sterlinghealthky.org.