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Star Community Health Honored as One of the Top Health Centers in the Country
December 07, 2023

Star Community Health was recently honored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as being a top health center in the country for its achievements in improving health outcomes and providing high-quality care for patients in underserved communities.

Through the HHS’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and as part of the HRSA’s Community Health Quality Recognition badge program, the digital badges honor health centers across the country that have attained the best overall clinical quality performance.

For its exemplary work in 2023, Star Community Health received:

  • The Advancing Health Information Technology for Quality badge;
  • The Addressing Social Risk Factors badge; and
  • The Health Center Quality Leader silver badge.

“I’m extremely proud of our exceptional team for achieving such prestigious excellence. Our staff and providers have again proven that they are fully dedicated to healthcare quality and meeting the needs of our community,” says Alycia Walty, MD, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer of Star Community Health. 

A federally qualified health center, Star Community Health provides comprehensive well and sick primary care, OB/GYN, dental and pediatric health services to the medically underserved, including the uninsured and underinsured.

Star Community Health provides services in a community-based setting with experienced and compassionate physicians and other providers. It supports the health and wellness goals of local residents and specializes in providing improved access, coordinated care and enhanced patient/family involvement.

Star Community Health has locations in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, along with a roving dental van that services more than a dozen different school districts in Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Carbon and Schuylkill counties.

For more information about Star Community Health, see https://starcommunityhealth.org/.

About Star Community Health

Star Community Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center (“FQHC”) affiliated with the St. Luke’s University Health Network. Star Community Health provides high-quality, community-based, patient-directed primary care health services to more than 42,000 patients yearly at 12 locations in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton. Services include primary/family medicine, women’s health, pediatrics and dental services and four dental vans treating students in 32 schools. It also assists patients in assessing community health services. As an FQHC, it focuses on meeting the needs of underserved individuals and groups within our community, including uninsured and underinsured people, those experiencing homelessness, agricultural workers, public housing residents and veterans.