Michigan RHC QN

RHC Quality Network

Michigan Rural Health Clinic Quality Network (MI RHC QN)

The Michigan Rural Health Clinic Quality Network is an initiative started by dedicated RHCs throughout Michigan and the Michigan Center for Rural Health with a goal to measure and improve the quality of care in Michigan RHCs. The member driven network meets on a quarterly basis, and all MI RHC personnel are welcome to attend. 

MI Rural Health Clinic Quality Network Goals 

  • An organized approach to measuring an improving quality of care in Michigan's RHCs
  • A united voice for RHCs in Michigan
  • Promote the excellent clinical care that happens in Michigan RHCs
  • Strengthen and bring together the RHC community 

MI Rural Health Clinic Quality Network Executive Committee

  • President: Doris Goodlock
  • Vice President: Keisha Sexton
  • Secretary: Carrie Sevarns
  • Treasurer: Deb VanDyke
  • Officers: Mary Welsh, Lacey Sherlock, Kris Allen, RuAnne Vanderveen, Cindy Baker

Aspects of every RHC QN Meeting

  • Core measure discussion
  • Subject matter expert presentation
  • Best practices surrounding quality improvement in Michigan RHCs (presented by RHC staff)
  • Round table discussion on any issue related to RHCs

RHC Core Measures

  • Controlling High Blood Pressure (NQF #0018)
  • Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use Cessation Intervention (NQF #0028b)
  • Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up Plan (NQF #0421)

Upcoming Meetings

  • August 10th, 2017
  • November 1st, 2017
  • February 8th, 2018

All meetings take place at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mt. Pleasant, MI

Recent Meeting Notes

Contact Information

Crystal Barter
Director of Performance Improvement
Michigan Center for Rural Health
909 Fee Road
B-218 West Fee Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-432-0007
crystal.barter@hc.msu.edu