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About Quality of
Board of Directors
It can be said that
small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises
and this is an appropriate characterization of Quality of Life
Health Services, Inc. What began as one small window of opportunity
has grown into the company you see today. A company made up of a
group of dedicated, volunteer Board members and highly trained,
qualified staff…lighting the way to better health care.
Millions of Americans remain unable to gain access to health care
because they lack health insurance. In 2008, the number of uninsured
rose to 47 million.
The impact is not confined to the poor and unemployed, but also
affects many working families. Forty-five percent of surveyed
employers responded that in 2002 they increased health insurance
costs and deductibles for their employees.
Rising health care costs and federal and state deficits have placed
both public and private programs at risk. Numerous states with
deficits have been cutting back state administered, publicly
Besides these deterrents to health care access, additional barriers
of language, race and ethnicity create situations whereby
individuals are less likely to use primary care and preventive
services, less likely to follow medication regimen and more likely
to use the emergency room.
Quality of Life Health Services, Inc. has and will continue to be a
light in the community, breaking down access barriers as we travel
into an ever-expanding service area.
Quality of Life is lighting the way to better health by treating
chronic illness with a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses
all facets of the disease process and employs patient
self-management. Based on the success in the treatment of diabetes,
our medical providers are convinced that this is just one chronic
disease in which enhancing the patient’s role in treatment has
generated positive results. Our plans are to further replicate this
type of chronic disease management in the coming year.
Quality of Life Health Services, Inc. is lighting the way by working
with state and local communities in meeting the critical challenges
in maternal and child health. Our Maternity Care Program has
established a seamless system that incorporates the social,
educational and health needs of the patient.
Oral health is a problematic area of concern in the nation and is
considered the most chronic childhood condition. Our youngest and
poorest children living below poverty and between the ages of two
and five have almost five times as much tooth decay as children from
higher income families. Among this same group, 80% of tooth decay
goes untreated. Quality of Life is lighting the way to better health
by expanding dental capacity effective August 1st when two (2)
additional dentists will join our staff.
Serious shortages in the health care work force exist and the pool of
nurses and pharmacists is shrinking faster than the pool of workers
training for or staying in these jobs. Quality of Life is lighting
the way to better health by establishing an educational plan for our
employees, and by channeling even younger students into clinical
rotations through a cooperative effort with local high schools.
While the cost of prescription drugs becomes unaffordable, Quality of
Life lights the way with a prescription assistance program that
offers necessary medications at a minimal fee.
Quality of Life lights the way to better health by ensuring that
quality control is at the foundation of all our programs. This comes
about in the monitoring processes available through
the Bureau of Primary Health Care. Everything that this organization
does would be meaningless without a commitment to quality care.
Our Board, staff and community partners make these accomplishments possible.
Our mission is far from complete. Each day
as you work in the confines of our mission, stay ever mindful of our
role in being a light to this community. Always remember William
Penn’s words that “lighting another man’s candle by your own doesn’t
cause your candle to lose its brilliancy by what the other gains.”