Hunter Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Wichita, Kansas. Hunter Health was Wichita’s first FQHC and remains the only Urban Indian Health Program in the entire state. Hunter Health seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in their community and serves nearly 14,000 patients each year.
Hunter Health provides patient-centered medical care in three clinic locations that are home to some of the highest need areas in Sedgwick County and the surrounding areas. Not only do they provide services to anyone, regardless of ability to pay, they also reach thousands every year in community outreach, providing medical services and health education in the community when and where the need is greatest.
Since beginning our journey with Studer Group in 2016, Hunter Health has realized a number of organizational infrastructure improvements and has continued to raise the bar with Evidence-Based Leadership℠ framework. Hunter Health is committed to quality improvement and patient-centered care.
In 2018, Hunter Health completed a 22,000 square foot building project to replace the former 70+ year old clinic facility. This project has delivered an enhanced environment for patients and employees. Patients now have access to multiple services under one roof, reducing barriers to care. The new building has doubled their capacity to serve patients in medical, dental and behavioral health. They also added onsite pharmacy and are working to launch optometry and radiology services in 2019.
Hunter Health has an organizational goal to be the employer of choice for those who share their passion and dedication to the mission. In August 2018, they received a 66 percent employee engagement score, putting Hunter Health in the 80th percentile for healthcare organizations across the United States. This score reflects the collaborative efforts of the entire team working to create an environment that supports their commitment to excellence.
Most recently, Hunter Health was recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration as a 2019 Quality Improvement Award recipient. These awards specifically recognize the highest performing health centers nationwide as well as those that have made significant quality improvement gains from the previous year. Hunter Health was recognized in two award areas: Improving Quality of Care and Advancing Health Information Technology.