“We were navigating some very complex issues around residencies and hospital partnerships and needed some high-level technical assistance. That’s what EHCI provided. They understood the dynamics and technical and funding issues, and they developed a good grasp of the personalities in the mix, as well, that helped us through some difficult discussions.”
— Dean Germano, CEO, Shasta Community Health Center, Redding, CA
“Our Community Health Center- based family medicine residency has transformed primary care access and recruitment in our communities. The Teaching Health Centers program has allowed us to expand and improve on our mission. These are complex programs, and reaching the right decision can be tough. EHCI can help you get to the right answers efficiently.”
— Dr. Mike Maples, CEO, Community Health of Central Washington, Yakima, WA
“The guidance of EHCI’s consultant, Dr. Kiki Nocella, on the development of a consortium model for medical education and her expertise in grant writing for teaching health centers was instrumental in our successful grant application for a new 30-resident internal medicine program.”
— Dr. Dale Andres, Senior VP for Medical Affairs & Osteopathic Director of Medical Education, Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, IA
“Training residents in FQHCs is a great workforce solution for our communities. However, the barriers to forming new training sites are difficult to overcome without assistance. EHCI provides the consultative support — mission, funding, regulations, application, mediation — needed to form new residency training sites in FQHCs.”
— Dr. Carl Morris, Group Health