St. Vincent De Paul Free Clinic awarded Bronze Seal of Excellence
On June 5, 2019, St. Vincent De Paul’s free clinic located in Merrill, was awarded the Bronze Seal of Excellence from the Wisconsin Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (WAFCC).
Seal of Excellence recipients demonstrate a commitment to promoting best-practices and maximizing access to quality health care for the most vulnerable, by achieving all WAFCC Standards of Excellence required evidence. Free Clinic Manager Sharon Karow, RN, stated “I feel by achieving this status, all individuals in Lincoln County will be given the best quality health care they deserve.”
Dennis Skrajewski, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Association of Free & Charitable Clinics, explains; “We want to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and commitment St. Vincent De Paul has made, to promote best-practices and maximize access to quality healthcare for the most vulnerable in their community.”
“The Standards of Excellence are a dynamic tool that offers measurable guidance for free and charitable clinics, to meet the quality challenges of health care delivery,” Skrajewski adds, “We created the Standards of Excellence to promote quality care for the uninsured, underserved, economically and socially disadvantaged, marginalized and vulnerable populations of Wisconsin.”
WAFCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to support, strengthen, and advocate for the uniqueness of the 100 plus Wisconsin free and charitable clinics (FCCs), the 150,000 patients they serve, and their communities. The WAFCC Standards of Excellence offers guidance to those dedicated to delivering free or charitable care and believes the establishment of accepted norms of care can and will enrich the care of those people in greatest need. Learn more about WAFCC at www.WAFCClinics.org