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Message from the CEO

One of the key factors that distinguish a thriving community is its ability to deliver excellent medical care to every resident and community member in which it serves. If the character of a community is defined by many factors, how well it answers the health care needs of its population is surely one of the most important. Simply put, quality comprehensive health care is a right!

The healthcare delivery system is changing, systems are changing. Despite these challenges Charles Drew Health Center, Inc. is moving forward with transformations that reflect the dynamic world of health care and meet the growing needs of our communities most vulnerable. For over 30 years we have demonstrated the ability to overcome barriers, improve access to care and we know this has changed lives for the better.   We have worked hard to earn your trust and we appreciate every opportunity we have to take care of you and your family. We will continue to look for new opportunities where we can collaborate and partner to promote wellness and a better quality of life for all

As the new CEO of your community health center, our team commits to you an unwavering dedication to our mission and vision. I’m tremendously grateful for the achievements of our current 160+ employees. Through their compassion, they have created an unparalleled environment for healing. Through their dedication, they are ensuring our ability to adapt successfully to the inevitable changes that lie ahead.

This report includes a summary of the many initiatives we have undertaken to enhance quality, improve access, encourage innovation and fulfill a passionate commitment to community service. As you will see, we are defining the future of healthcare in Omaha.

In 2017 Charles Drew served over 11,745 unique patients. We facilitated over 39,000 patient visits. Patients 18 and under represented 35% of our patient population. Although 54% of our patients were uninsured – none were denied health care services due to their inability to pay.

Our goal is to provide quality, comprehensive affordable healthcare to all individuals in a comfortable and safe environment. Charles Drew Health Center, Inc. strives to recruit the best Medical, Dental, and Behavioral Health Providers available while supporting them with qualified, culturally competent, compassionate staff. We believe the personal relationship between a patient and doctor is the key to quality health and dental care. It is our goal to treat all patients with the care and respect we all deserve.

On behalf of our Governing Board of Directors, Foundation Board of Directors, Volunteers and Staff we say thank you. Rest assured that we will continue to work every day to meet and exceed your expectations.

Kenny McMorris, MPA, CHCEF