BOSTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CompuGroup Medical US (CGM) is partnering with Vida Y Salud Health Systems, Inc., a Community Health Center based in Crystal City, Texas, to celebrate the 2014 National Health Center Week (NHCW). To mark this year's observance, Vida Y Salud Health Systems, Inc., will host a 2-day Health and Wellness Expo from August 15th to 16th for residents of Zavala County and its surrounding areas.
The theme of this year's National Health Center Week (NHCW) is "America's Health Centers - Local Engines for Healthier Communities." As a trusted healthcare software partner to several Community Health Centers (CHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), CGM is proud to celebrate the efforts of these exemplary organizations whose relentless efforts have helped increase access to comprehensive quality preventive and primary healthcare for the uninsured, under-insured as well as vulnerable populations.
Chief Executive Officer of Vida Y Salud-Health Systems, Inc., Dr. Carlos Moreno said, "We are grateful for CGM's support as we celebrate NHCW. By joining in the salute to our nation's CHCs and FQHCs, CGM has clearly demonstrated its commitment to advancing the health of our communities – both local and national."
"By forming a close alliance with our customers, we gain insight into their unique needs as they pursue excellence in the delivery of primary and preventative care. We are honored to support the successes of Vida Y Salud-Health Systems - a Patient Centered Medical Home whose exemplary efforts continue to advance the cause for a healthier community. Through our support, we recognize the collective successes of community health in overcoming physical and financial barriers to quality health care," said Werner Rodorff, Chief Executive Officer of CGM US and Senior Vice President North America.
Details of the Health and Wellness Expo are as follows:
Friday & Saturday, August 15 & 16, 2014
The Crystal City Nutrition Center. 1210 N 7th AVE. Crystal City, TX 78839
and Juan Garcia Park. Crystal City, TX 78839
About Vida Y Salud-Health Systems, Inc.
Vida Y Salud-Health Systems, Inc. is a Federally Qualified Health Center based in Crystal City, Texas that provides health services to about 12,000 residents within the county of Zavala as well as the contiguous surrounding counties – a designated medically underserved area. Founded in 1972, Vida Y Salud-Health Systems, Inc. is a Federally Qualified Health Center chartered by the State of Texas and has been accredited by The Joint Commission since 1990.
About National Health Center Week
NHCW is an annual event that is organized and hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and its partners. The 2014 NHCW is a weeklong celebration that will run from August 10th to 16th to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America's Health Centers as local solutions for affordable and accessible health care. Learn more at www.nachc.org.
About CompuGroup Medical AG
CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. With a revenue base of approximately $700 million, the company's software products are designed to support all medical and organizational activities in doctors' offices, pharmacies, laboratories and hospitals. Its information services for all parties involved in the healthcare system and its web-based personal health records contribute towards safer and more efficient healthcare. CompuGroup Medical's services are based on a unique customer base of over 400,000 doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacies and networks as well as other service providers. With locations in 19 countries and customers in 43 countries worldwide, CompuGroup Medical is the eHealth company with one of the highest coverage among eHealth service providers. Approximately 4,200 highly qualified employees support customers with innovative solutions for the steadily growing demands of the healthcare system.
About CompuGroup Medical US
CompuGroup Medical US is the US division of CompuGroup Medical AG – one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. CompuGroup Medical US works to synchronize the systems of the healthcare industry with the mission of patient care, enabling providers to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients. CompuGroup Medical US creates healthcare IT solutions to support the clinical and practice management activities that take place in physician practices, community health centers and hospitals. These solutions include Meaningful Use certified electronic health records (EHRs) that are proven to contribute to safer, higher quality and more efficient healthcare. We also provide practice management (PM) software and productivity tools, EDI/reimbursement, lab information systems and more. For more information about CompuGroup Medical US, visit www.cgm.com/us.
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