The strong relationship between the Pierce County Medical Society and Community Health Care has taken another step with PCMS Executive Director Bruce Ehrle being named as Vice Chair of the CHC Medical Resident Education Committee that oversees the residency program at CHC's five large clinics.
Community Health Care is a Federally Qualified Health Center that treats over 150,000 patients per year regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. Like other FQHCs, CHC is an important safety net provider.
Their clinics offer a full range of services including primary and preventive care, dentistry, urgent care, and behavioral health. They also have in-house imaging and pharmacy services.
Though a significant amount of CHC patients are Medicaid beneficiaries, patients from all payers may receive their care through their clinics. Patients with no insurance pay for services based on their ability to offer such payment.
CHC and PCMS robustly support each other's endeavors. All CHC physicians and PAs are members of PCMS. The PCMS Foundation has offered financial support to CHC for many years though its charitable activities including those benefiting the patients of Pierce County.
With his deep knowledge of Community Health Care's mission and his relationships with management, physicians, and PAs at CHC, Bruce is excited about further strong involvement in helping to manage the residency program at the health center through his service as Vice Chair of the committee.