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Community-University Health Care Center recognized for health care excellence

CUHCC front door
Community-University Health Care Center located in the Phillips Neighborhood in Minneapolis.

The University of Minnesota’s Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) in Minneapolis received an “Excellence in Health Care” award from UCare for their quality care in prepaid medical assistance and MNCare.

"We are particularly honored to receive this award during such a challenging time, and we are committed to providing high quality care with and alongside the community,” said Colleen McDonald Diouf, chief executive officer of CUHCC.

CUHCC was one of two Federally Qualified Health Centers to receive an award this year at UCare’s annual “A Salute to Excellence!” The event, held this month, recognized 21 clinics and care systems in Minnesota for top results in the 2019 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures — including preventive care, disease management, behavioral health, maternity care, care transitions and medication management. 

“Our health care provider partners are essential to UCare’s people power. Especially during a public health crisis, we owe our providers profound thanks for continuing to serve our members and provide them a path for their best health,” said UCare President and CEO Mark Traynor at the event. “You’re on the front lines every day making a difference for our members.”


About University of Minnesota Community-University Health Care Center
A department within the University of Minnesota, Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) is a Federally-Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and Minnesota’s first community health center. CUHCC successfully integrates health and wellness care and provides culturally responsive care to meet the needs of Twin Cities residents. Through CUHCC’s cutting edge, team-based education and training center, the clinic educates hundreds of health science students and future health care providers annually. Recognized as a 2019 Health Center Quality Leader for achieving top clinical performance measures among FQHCs nationwide, CUHCC ranks high in providing comprehensive medical, dental and mental health care to more than 11,000 people per year.

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