Lee County Cooperative Clinic in Marianna, which serves the Lake View area of Phillips County, is among 11 Arkansas health centers that will share $547,860 in Affordable Care Act funding. The Lee County clinic's portion will be $36,901 according to the U.S. Department of Human Services.

Lee County Cooperative Clinic in Marianna, which serves the Lake View area of Phillips County, is among 11 Arkansas health centers that will share $547,860 in Affordable Care Act funding. The Lee County clinic’s portion will be $36,901 according to the U.S. Department of Human Services.

According to a press release issued by the DHHS Tuesday, the Health Center Quality Improvement grant awards are to recognize health center achievements in providing high quality, comprehensive care.

The health centers will use the funds to expand current quality improvement systems and infrastructure and improve primary care service delivery in the communities they serve.

“Today’s funding rewards those health centers that are achieving the highest levels of clinical performance and improvement,” reported Health Resources and Services Administration Acting Administrator Jim Macrae. “The awards will help health centers continue to provide comprehensive primary care to the nation’s most vulnerable communities,”

Lee County Cooperative Clinic will receive $15,000 in funding for Electronic Health Recorders reporters and another $21,901 for Clinical Quality Improvers.

EHR reporters are health centers that used Electronic Health Records to report clinical quality measure data for all patients, a foundation for quality improvement strategies.

Clinical quality improvers received funding if they showed improvement in one or more clinical quality measures between 2013 and 2014, demonstrating a significant improvement to their patients’ health.