NEW JERSEY – Ocean Health Initiatives, a nonprofit community health center in Ocean and Monmouth County, is supremely proud to announce that after a long, challenging process, they have received the rare distinction of a 100% score on their most recent HRSA site visit!
The site visit is an opportunity for health centers to demonstrate their compliance with a wide gambit of federal regulations. Generally occurring every three years, health centers are judged on an array of topics that include both administrative and clinical policies and practices. Receiving a perfect score is an incredible feat given the magnitude of things covered and the attention to detail that takes place during the site visit. To make such an achievement come to fruition required meticulous preparation.
The CEO of the organization, Theresa Berger, says, “it’s an outstanding feat. The team worked tirelessly for ten weeks to prepare all of our documents, review all of our policies and practices, and identify ways to ensure that we met the requirements of the site visit. Though it was very grueling at times, the OHI team demonstrated its impressive capacity for collaboration and camaraderie. Despite the tragic loss of our CFO, Chris Ollemar, all of his hard work before the visit proved to be some of his best. He was an angel on my shoulder and a guiding light for the organization.”
While OHI is celebrating this amazing result, they humbly recognize that this is more than simply a test score; and it is a reflection of the hard work they do to deliver the highest quality care to their patients.