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.
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.