WHY "CASWELL CARES"

 

The simple answer is that it expresses our hope for the future – that the residents of Caswell County will continue to care for the health needs of our area’s most fragile residents. Our community’s health is only as strong as the weakest of us.

Since 1978, Caswell Family Medical Center has had a grand tradition of serving the residents of Caswell County, North Carolina and surrounding areas with compassion and respect. We not only provide excellent, patient-centered healthcare to our community, but we genuinely care about each and every individual, whether they are a patient or not.

The entire staff and the providers at CFMC want this tradition of caring to spread into the streets and rural areas of Caswell County. We want to see neighbors helping neighbors.

Our dream is to be a part of a community that takes pride in who they are, no matter what skin color, religion, or sexual orientation. Each individual is unique, just like CFMC.

 
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A HISTORY OF CARING

1977

The Need for Health Care

CFMC Ground Breaking
In 1977 the only doctor in the town of Yanceyville, North Carolina was near retirement. There was a tremendous need for a health care facility in Caswell County. A group of concerned citizens, with the assistance of the county manager, conducted a feasibility study to explore establishing a rural health center. Commissioners appointed a citizens group to oversee the efforts. The result of this study led to the formation and incorporation of Caswell Family Medical Center, Inc. in April of 1978.
1989

Expansion

CFMC Growth
A 1989 grant from the State of North Carolina funded the enlargement of the CFMC building. With a vision of growth to provide the community with the best health care services possible, this was critical in order to properly serve the citizens of Caswell.
1995

Additional Services

CFMC Lab Techs
Expansion had happened, now more services were able to be offered to the community. The March of Dimes Foundation awarded funding for ongoing incentive programs for prenatal patients and a 1995 foundation-funded grant supported improving preventive health programs for Caswell and surrounding areas.
2001

X-Ray Upgrade

Caswell County x-ray
In 2001, new x-ray equipment was added, as well as the renovation of the existing x-ray room. This effort was funded jointly by the USDA-Rural Development and Katherine B. Reynolds Foundation. It’s important for radiology equipment to be accessible in Caswell County. If not for the x-ray equipment at CFMC, citizens would have to travel outside the county.
2011

Primary Care Medical Home

Caswell Family Medical Center
In 2011 CFMC became one of the first ambulatory Care centers in the United States to become designated by the Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home. Today, we refer to this as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. Patient care is comprehensive, patient-centered, coordinated, accessible, and demonstrates a commitment to quality to ensure the whole person is treated with the best care possible.
2016

Quality Improvement Grant

CFMC received $35,287 to expand quality improvement systems and infrastructure to improve the delivery of primary care service in Caswell County. The grant was awarded based upon high levels of performance in one or more of the following categories:

  1. Improving Quality of Care
  2. Advancing Health Equity
  3. Maintaining Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition
  4. Enhancing Access to Care
  5. Delivering Value

This funding comes from the Affordable Care Act’s Community Health Center (CHC) Fund, which was extended with bipartisan support in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015.

2017

Urgent Care

CFMC Urgent Care
Caswell County spoke, and CFMC listened. Traveling outside the county in order to receive urgent care is a thing of the past. CFMC Urgent Care provides walk-in access to medical treatment for everyday medical conditions and injuries. Urgent Care service includes onsite x-ray and lab tests and is a local choice for employers in Caswell needing to access care for employee injuries.