Coastal Community Health Services Inc. receives Health Center Quality Leader award

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $125 million in Quality Improvement grant awards to 1,352 community health centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), health centers will use these funds to continue to improve quality, efficiency and the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in the communities they serve.

HRSA’s Quality Improvement grant awards promote continued community health center improvements in the following categories: Expanding access to comprehensive care, improving care quality and outcomes, increasing comprehensive care delivery in a cost-effective way, addressing health disparities, advancing the use of health information technology, and delivering patient-centered care.

The top 30 percent of community health centers that achieve the best overall clinical performance receive designation as Health Center Quality Leaders. As a Health Center Quality Leader, Coastal Community Health Services, with offices in Brunswick and McIntosh County, achieved the best overall clinical performance among all health centers, placing in the top 30% of the adjusted quartile rankings for clinical quality measures. HRSA’s Quality Improvement Awards recognize the highest performing health centers nationwide as well as those health centers that have made significant quality improvement gains from the previous year.

CCHS is a private, nonprofit community health center providing low cost high quality services in Glynn and McIntosh counties. CCHS provides primary and preventive healthcare, dental and vision services for individuals and families, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. All private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and PeachCare are accepted. A reduced fee program is available for those who do not have insurance. No one is turned away because of an inability to pay for medical care.

Pinova sponsors

blood drives

Pinova recently hosted several blood drives. The two most recent, June 11 and August 27, netted 17 units and 11 units, respectively. The next blood drive at the plant, which is open to the public, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5.

YMCA to host

open house

The Brunswick YMCA will host a free open house throughout the day Sept. 17. The public is welcome to come to the location at 144 Scranton Connector, Brunswick.

Goat yoga planned

Local yoga instructors will host a yoga class featuring goats from the Hairy Farmpit Girls from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Pack Canine Studio, 201 Longview Plaza, St. Simons Island. The class is $25 and a portion of funds will be donated back to the goat sanctuary. To reserve a spot, visit

— The Brunswick News

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