WellOne wins 7 Excellence Awards!

June 15th, 2011

On May 26th, WellOne Primary and Dental Care received a total of 7 Rhode Island
Department of Health Excellence Awards. The awards were presented by Michael Fine, MD, Interim Director of Health at an awards breakfast at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. WellOne Pascoag was one of only two primary care practices in Rhode Island to receive all three awards.

All three of WellOne’s sites were noted for their commitment to the health and well-being of the children of Rhode Island:

Pascoag

  • Immunization Coverage Rate Excellence Award – For the achievement of outstanding immunization coverage rates among children from 24 to 36 months of age. 93% coverage rate based on a 2010 site visit.
  • Vaccine for Children Compliance Excellence Award – For outstanding practices in administration, documentation, storage and handling of vaccine.
  • KIDSNET Frequent User Excellence Award – For the use of KIDSNET to ensure the delivery of quality, comprehensive healthcare to patients.

Foster

  • Immunization Coverage Rate Excellence Award – For the achievement of outstanding immunization coverage rates among children from 24 to 36 months of age. 100% coverage rate based on a 2010 site visit.
  • Vaccine for Children Compliance Excellence Award – For outstanding practices in administration, documentation, storage and handling of vaccine.

North Kingstown

  • Vaccine for Children Compliance Excellence Award – For outstanding practices in administration, documentation, storage and handling of vaccine.
  • KIDSNET Frequent User Excellence Award – For the use of KIDSNET to ensure the delivery of quality, comprehensive healthcare to patients.

“In its earliest years, WellOne blazed the trail for community-wide immunization efforts for Rhode Island and, perhaps, even the nation. In 1946, WellOne established a goal to vaccinate every school-age child in our district 15 years before most states, including Rhode Island, passed a similar law. In 1966, WellOne hosted the first measles clinic in the state and in 1969, conducted the first community-wide mumps clinic in the nation”, stated Andrea Marcotte, MSN, FNP, GNP, WellOne Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer. “Our commitment to the health and well-being of the children in the communities we serve today remains unwavering. We are grateful to The Department of Health for this honor.”

About KIDSNET

KIDSNET, a program of the Rhode Island Department of Health, is Rhode Island’s confidential, computerized child health information system. KIDSNET serves families, pediatric providers, and public health programs like the Immunization Program and WIC. The purpose of KIDSNET is to help make sure that all children in Rhode Island are as healthy as possible by getting the right health screening and preventive care at the right time.

KIDSNET started collecting information from all births in Rhode Island on January 1, 1997. KIDSNET also obtains information about children born out of state if they see a Rhode Island participating doctor or receive services at a KIDSNET participating program.

As of January 2005, KIDSNET also began collecting immunizations given to children born before 1997, up through age 18. KIDSNET contains only recent immunizations given for this age group.

About 13,000 children are born in the state every year. As of April 2007, KIDSNET had information from 204,114 children in the system.

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