National Center for Quality Assurance Recognition
In 2023, the National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognized Zufall Health as a Patient-Centered Medical Home for all eligible sites. The award recognizes Zufall’s systematic use of patient-centered, coordinated care management processes.
Zufall Health receives three American Heart Association outpatient program achievement awards
In September 2022, Zufall Health received the following awards from the American Heart Association:
- BP Gold + Award level recognition, the highest, by the American Heart Association® and the American Medical Association. These awards celebrates physician practices and health systems, who treat patients with hypertension, for achieving blood pressure control rates at or above 70 percent within the populations they serve. These achievements will ultimately lead to a reduction in the number of Americans who suffer heart attacks and strokes.
- Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ Gold Award for commitment to reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke through improved cholesterol management. More than 70 percent of Zufall’s adult, at-risk atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease patients are appropriately managed with Statin therapy.
- Type 2 Diabetes℠ Participant Award for its commitment to addressing the relationship between diabetes and the risk of heart disease and stroke. The Participant award recognizes practices that have completed data submission, including clinical measure entry, and committed to improving quality of care for patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors.
HRSA Community Health Center Quality Recognition 2022
In September 2022, Zufall received three Community Health Center Quality Recognition (CHQR) Badges from HRSA. These badges recognize health centers that have made notable quality improvement achievements in the areas of access, quality, health equity, and health information technology. The three badges are:
- The Health Center Quality Leader award, which indicates that Zufall Health’s overall clinical quality measure (CQM) performance ranks in the top 10% nationwide
- The Advancing HIT for Quality award, which recognizes health centers that meet all criteria to optimize HIT services. Health centers must meet the following five criteria:
- Adopted an electronic health record (EHR) system
- Offers telehealth services
- Exchanges clinical information electronically with key providers health care settings
- Engages patients through health IT
- Collects data on patient social risk factors
- The Addressing Social Risk Factors badge, which recognizes health centers that are screening for social risk factors impacting patient health and are increasing access to enabling services. Health centers must meet the following two criteria:
- Collect data on patient social risk factors
- Increase the proportion of patients receiving enabling services between consecutive UDS reporting years
National Committee for Quality Assurance Recognition
In 2022, the National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognized Zufall Health as a Patient-Centered Medical Home for all eligible sites. The award recognizes Zufall’s systematic use of patient-centered, coordinated care management processes.
Zufall recognized as a Healthy People 2030 Champion by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
In February 2022, Zufall was recognized as a Healthy People 2030 Champion by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, indicative of Zufall’s commitment to work toward achieving Healthy People 2030’s vision of a society in which all people can achieve their full potential for health and well-being across the lifespan.
Health Champion of the Year
In December 2021, Zufall was named Health Champion of the Year by the Morris County Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce.
Ricardo Salcido of HIV Services receives PROUD Award
In December 2021, Zufall’s HIV Services – Prevention and Retention Program Manager, Ricardo Salcido, received a PROUD Award from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The award recognized his tremendous contribution and outstanding commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community in the advancement of their health care needs.
ZUFALL RECOGNIZED AT THE GOLD + LEVEL FOR COMMITMENT TO BLOOD PRESSURE CONTROL
In October 2021 at the Regional Hypertension Summit, Zufall Health was named one of two health care practices in New Jersey to achieve Gold + level recognition, the highest, by the American Heart Association® and the American Medical Association for Target BP awards. These awards recognize practices for their unwavering commitment to achieving better blood pressure control, with the ultimate goal of reducing the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes. Gold + practices demonstrate a commitment to measurement accuracy and reaching 70 percent blood pressure control or higher within their patient population.
HRSA Community Health Center Quality Recognition
In 2021, Zufall Health was awarded a HRSA Community Health Center Quality Recognition (CHQR) Badge for Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), awarded to health centers with PCMH recognition in one or more delivery sites. Zufall also earned Gold tier recognition, placing Zufall among the top 10% health centers in terms of overall clinical quality measure performance, and was honored for COVID-19 Testing, indicating that Zufall tested more than 50% of 2020 patients from April 10, 2020 to July 2, 2021.
2020 Somerset County Economic Vitality Award
Zufall Health was honored with the 2020 Somerset County Economic Vitality Award at the December 2020 Annual Meeting of the Somerset County Business Partnership. The award recognized Zufall as an organization of frontline workers who went above and beyond in their service.
CMA Karen Ponce Receives Healthcare Hero Award
In October 2019, Karen Ponce, Certified Medical Assistant, was presented with a 2019 Healthcare Hero Award from the New Jersey Primary Care Association for her selfless commitment and unwavering dedication to the mission of Zufall Health.
The Kathleen Nordman Dental Quality Award’s First Recipient is Dr. Antonella Maietta
Dr. Antonella Maietta is the first recipient of Zufall Health’s Kathleen Nordman Dental Quality Award, an award given to a Zufall dental provider in recognition of exemplary quality of care and patient engagement. Dr. Maietta has been a valuable member of the dental team starting her career at Zufall in our Flemington Healthy Smile Center and on the mobile unit. Her dedication to mobile dentistry and the van program has helped contribute to the great success of the Delta Dental Mobile. Like many Zufall dental providers, she has forged a special bond with her patients which contributes to their high satisfaction.
Zufall Recognized as a Health Center Quality Leader
On March 11th, Zufall Health received the Health Center Quality Leader recognition from United Healthcare Community Plan. The recognition from United Healthcare Community Plan was to acknowledge Zufall’s Health Center Quality Leader award from HRSA. Quality Leaders are among the top 30 percent of all HRSA-supported health centers that achieved the best overall clinical outcomes, demonstrating high-quality across their clinical operations. Zufall Health was of the seven New Jersey FQHCs to receive the Quality Leader award from HRSA.
Zufall Pediatrician honored by Partners for Health Foundation
Dr. Mario Szuchman, a Zufall Pediatrician, was honored by the Partners for Health Foundation on November 29th with their Community Impact Award in the area of “Access to Health”. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Partners for Health Foundation awarded 10 Community Impact Awards, and grants totaling $100,000, to recognize nonprofit organizations and individuals making a significant difference in the health and well-being of local communities.
HEAL Case Manager Receives Healthcare Hero Award
In October, Erik Moran, Case Manager of the Health, Education, and Legal (HEAL) Program received a 2018 Healthcare Hero Award from the New Jersey Primary Care Association for his commitment to help low-income Zufall Health patients in Morris County obtain legal assistance focused on issues including housing, income maintenance and domestic violence.
Healthcare Institute of New Jersey Honors Zufall Health
The Healthcare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) honored Zufall Health with its 2018 Recognition Award for Patient Access and Advocacy at the New Jersey Primary Care Association annual convention in October 2018.
Dr. Rina Ramirez Wins 2018 Samuel U. Rodgers, MD Achievement Award
Dr. Rina Ramirez, Zufall’s Chief Medical Officer, has been named the winner of the National Association of Community Health Center’s ‘s 2018 Samuel U. Rodgers, MD Achievement Award. Established in 1977 in honor of the late Dr. Rodgers, a health care provider, community activist, and national leader in health and civil rights, this award is presented to a distinguished primary care clinician who exemplifies excellence in clinical practice and leadership at the local, state, or national level.
Zufall President & CEO Presented with 2018 Non-Profit Exemplary Leader Award
On April 19, 2018, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce presented Zufall Health’s President & CEO Eva Turbiner with the 2018 Non-Profit Exemplary Leader Award. The Chamber’s Non-Profit Excellence Awards honor Morris County organizations and volunteers who demonstrate innovation and leadership that has resulted in new and improved services for clients and has had a meaningful impact on the community.
NIPN Gold Level Achievement in Prevention of HPV-Related Cancers
In December 2017, the National Improvement Partnership Network (NIPN) acknowledged Zufall Health – Dover with a Gold Level Achievement for our dedication to the prevention of HPV-related cancers through participation in the National Immunization Partnership with the APA’s Learning Collaborative to Improve HPV Immunization Coverage. A Gold Level Achievement is awarded for meeting or exceeding all project goals.
Zufall CEED Program Coordinator receives Healthcare Hero Award
Denise Fallon, Coordinator of the Cancer Education and Early Detection program at Zufall Health in Somerville received the Healthcare Hero Award from the NJ Primary Care Association for her dedication to helping thousands of low-income patients in Somerset County get essential cancer screenings.
Zufall Patient Navigator receives Lester Z. Lieberman Award
On July 17th, Zufall’s Patient Navigator for Seniors, Monica McKenzie received The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey’s 2017 Lester Z. Lieberman Award for Humanism in Healthcare for her significant efforts in assisting at-risk seniors in achieving desired medical outcomes.
Zufall Pediatrician Named Population Health Hero
In June 2017, Dr. Amy Kotler was named as a Population Health Hero by the NJ Department of Health for her leadership for Zufall Health’s Andale program to combat childhood obesity.
Dental Residency Accreditation
Zufall Health residency program received accreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation – Advanced Education in General Dentistry in April 2017.
Best Women in Business Award
In March 2017, Eva Turbiner was named one of the state’s Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ Magazine.
CEO Receives National Award
In 2016, Eva Turbiner was honored by the National Association of Community Health Centers with the Elizabeth K. Cooke Most Valuable Player Award for advocacy on behalf of community health.
The National Center for Quality Assurance recognized Zufall Health as a Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 3 (highest level possible) for all eligible sites, 2016
Excellent clinical outcomes
In 2016, Zufall Health received recognition from HRSA for its excellent clinical outcomes, as a National Leader, surpassing national benchmarks and goals on at least one important measure during 2015
Integration of Medical and Dental Services
In 2016, Zufall was recognized by the DentaQuest Institute with an award for Integration of Medical and Dental Services, and for outstanding achievements in the Dental Caries Management Collaborative
Million Hearts® 2015 Hypertension Control Champion
Recognized by the CDC as a Million Hearts® 2015 Hypertension Control Champion for having 72% of Zufall’s hypertensive patients under control clinically
Gold II recognition for advancement and commitment
In 2015, Zufall received Gold II recognition for advancement and commitment to a comprehensive medication management delivery system from the national Alliance for Integrated Medication Management (AIMM)
Dr. Sam Wakim “Real Doc Hollywood”
In 2015, Dr. Sam Wakim, Chief Dental Officer at Zufall Health, was recognized as a “Real Doc Hollywood” by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, and several members of Zufall’s dental staff have been named among the “Best Dentists in NJ by New Jersey Magazine
Dr. Amy Kotler “NJ’s Favorite Kids Docs”
Zufall pediatrician Dr. Amy Kotler was named one of “NJ’s Favorite Kids Docs” by New Jersey Family Magazine, 2015
National Rural Health Day
Zufall hosted the NJ DOH state-wide celebration of National Rural Health Day at the new Hackettstown office, 2015
BD Award for Innovation in Diabetes Care
American Pharmacists Association
340B Peer-to-Peer Leading Practice Site, 2011-2013
Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Alliance, US Dept. of Health and Human Services, 2013
- Outcomes Improvement Award
- Performance Improvement Award
- Life Saving Patient Safety Award
- Integrated Medication Management Award
- Change Package Implementation Award
- 5.0 Certified Gold Team Recognition for Clinical Pharmacy Best Practices Integration
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) HQSI
Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Delivery of Clinical Pharmacy Services and Dedication to Patient-Centered Care and Quality Improvement
National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality
Phase 2 Healthy Weight Collaborative Recognition
APhA Foundation: Project Impact Diabetes Award
Health Care Foundation of New Jersey
Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award (Claribel Aviles)
New Jersey Primary Care Association
Community Health Center Champion Award
Contribution to Women’s Health Care Award (Dr. Rina Ramirez)
NJ Monthly Magazine, NJ Top Dentists
Dr. Sam Wakim
Dr. Kathleen Nordman
NJ Family Magazine
NJ Top Pediatric Dentists
Dr. Davia Strachan
Morris County Chamber of Commerce 2013 Non Profit Excellence Award
Arts Council of the Morris Area
2014 Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts
Give Kids A Smile Pioneer Award 2012
Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Alliance, US Dept. of Health and Human Services
2012 PSPC Outstanding Performance Award
2012 and 2011 Patient Safety Life Saving Award
2012 Innovator Award
2012 Quality Leadership Award – Mayra Soto
2012 Integrated Medication Management Award – Teresita Lawson
2012 Outstanding Executive Leadership Award – Dr. Rina Ramirez, CMO
National Center for Health in Public Housing
H. Jack Geiger Award for Program Management, 2011
NJ Department of Health
The New Jersey Vaccines for Children Program Barbara Giudici Excellence Award, 2011