The Awards for Primary Care Excellence (APEX Awards) represent the pinnacle of service, quality, innovation, and achievement in primary health care, and are designed to recognize the outstanding efforts of dedicated individuals and teams who work or volunteer for Pennsylvania's health centers. The Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers has announced the winners below!
The Community Ambassador Award is presented to an individual who champions the community health center mission through a steadfast commitment to build relationships, enact change, and promote awareness and bring positive attention to their health center.
This award is presented to an individual or team, whose work has made a significant contribution in the delivery of primary care to vulnerable populations, thereby improving quality, accessibility and/or outcomes of care. This award is open to all health care professionals serving in the medical, dental, or behavioral health and substance abuse arenas.
This award is presented to an individual who has given long-term commitment to the community health center movement, and recognizes the special accomplishments of an individual who, through their dedication to primary health care, has assisted vulnerable individuals to access health care in the health center arena. The award is made at the direction of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers in memoriam of Carolyn G. Baxter, former CEO of Spectrum Health Services in Philadelphia. Always a strong advocate for improving health care, Mrs. Baxter spent her entire professional life giving back to the community in which she lived and worked. Mrs. Baxter also served as an active member of PACHC. Candidates may be staff, volunteers, board members or any individual who, through years of service, has demonstrated a commitment to the mission of community health centers.
This award is to recognize an individual committed to the health center mission who has risen through the ranks of a health center through their dedication and by obtaining the necessary education, skills, knowledge, and abilities to advance within the organization. The establishment of this award reflects PACHC’s commitment to the importance of education, training, and life-long learning. It is also meant to showcase career achievements and identify individuals who can serve as an inspiration for others.
Hundreds of thousands of votes have been cast and the community has spoken. Cornerstone Care has been voted a finalist in the Observer-Reporter's Best of the Best Awards! For the first time Cornerstone Care is a finalist in five categories!
The first-place winner in each category will be announced at the Best of the Best Awards Gala on Thursday, November 17 at the Hilton Garden Inn - Southpointe. Elena LaQuatra of WTAE Pittsburgh will be hosting! The Observer-Reporter will publish the Best of the Best special section on November 18th, which will highlight all the finalists and winners.
Congratulations on well-deserved recognition! Go team!
The Best of the Best Awards celebrates the best businesses, organizations, people and more that YOU think deserve to be named the best! This award was presented to our Pediatric Center of Washington as a finalist in the category.
The Best of the Best Awards celebrates the best businesses, organizations, people and more that YOU think deserve to be named the best! This award was presented to Cornerstone Care Community Health Centers as a finalist in the category.