Northwest Assistance Ministries’ (NAM’s) Children’s Clinic has been recognized by Superior HealthPlan as a Foster Care Center of Excellence.
Superior HealthPlan representatives, accompanied by personnel from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, presented the award to the Children’s Clinic on Tuesday.
“Being recognized as an excellent facility to provide care for foster children is a success – but not just for the clinic; this is a success for NAM as an organization,” said Abiya Malhotra, Director of the Children’s Clinic. “The Children’s Clinic is a part of NAM, and it is evident in how we work as an interdisciplinary team to provide quality, affordable and accessible care to our community.”
The Superior HealthPlan Center of Excellence initiative was launched in an effort to raise the level of care received by its members. To qualify, there is an extensive list of criteria a center must meet, including quality improvement initiatives, program processes and staff requirements. NAM’s Children’s Clinic is one of only two providers in Houston to be recognized as a Center of Excellence.
The Children’s Clinic has been serving the community for over 20 years and offers quality medical care to children of all ages. The clinic provides a full range of services, from preventative care to acute care, and was chosen as a Center of Excellence because of its holistic approach to healthcare, which takes into account the child’s overall health, nutrition and home environment to treat the whole family.
NAM’s Children’s Clinic is a unique partnership between NAM and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). While bringing excellence to its patients, the clinic also serves as a training facility for UTHealth Science Center students as well as other local universities and community colleges.
Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education and domestic violence awareness and intervention. During its last fiscal year, NAM touched the lives of more than 129,000 people through its many programs and services.