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HopeHealth Earns CIMS Recognition

FLORENCE, S.C. (February 1, 2018) – HopeHealth and Dr. Edward Behling, chief medical officer, were recognized Jan. 20 by Community Integrated Management Services (CIMS) for excellent performance in meeting the goals and objectives of the for-profit organization.

CIMS is an independent physicians’ association that partners with health centers in order to promote financial and clinical integration across the state in terms of the services health centers provide. More than 14 of South Carolina’s 22 centers are partners.

“Partnering with CIMS is a real opportunity for us to bolster our negotiating power in contracts, to learn from one another, to improve clinical outcomes through working closely with other centers, and to meet financial goals as a group,” said Carl Humphries, CEO of HopeHealth. “CIMS recognized HopeHealth as one of the four leading health centers in South Carolina for performance, clinical excellence, and meeting the needs of patients during the first 10 years as a member. It’s an honor to receive an award like this, particularly in light of the excellent health centers we have in South Carolina.”

In addition to earning organizational recognition, HopeHealth’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Edward Behling was presented the Outstanding Clinical Contribution award and recognized as one of two outstanding individuals across the state for CIMS over the last two years.

The award is presented to individuals who aren’t managing partners or serving on the board of CIMS, but who have been an integral part in the success of CIMS within their communities. Behling received the award for his commitment to quality care and for the goals and objectives set by CIMS.

HopeHealth is one of 22 nonprofit, federally qualified health centers in South Carolina and provides quality and affordable health care services to individuals in Florence, Clarendon, and Williamsburg Counties.

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HopeHealth educates its patients on the importance of having a health care home. As a primary care facility, HopeHealth’s medical team works to prevent and detect illness and the early onset of disease, provide routine physical examinations and promote overall healthy lifestyles.

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