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Dr. Joycelyn Lawrence
Chief Medical Officer

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What it took to build a community

Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc (JTCHS) is one of Miami-Dade County’s preeminent federally qualified community healthcare centers, governed by a remarkably dedicated board of directors (51% of the members are users of the medical services) and a diverse, incredibly talented, committed family of providers and staff.

Eligible accessible “medical homes” in central and northern parts of the county makes it easy for residents to visit one of eleven (11) comprehensive primary care sites. Our forty (40) school based health locations bring parents peace of mind knowing that should an emergency arise during the work day that their child has immediate access to a qualified medical professional.

The center recognizes the importance of collaborations and has an extensive reach into the community via higher education institutions, foundations, coalitions, social service agencies, faith-based organizations and much more. All of these institutions, whether thru grant dollars or service partnerships, have been instrumental in helping JTCHS to accomplish its mission and achieve its strategic objectives. Clinical outcomes, and a focus on reducing healthcare disparities, rank us among the best community healthcare organizations in the nation, according to accreditation reviews from the Joint Commission. Our ambulatory and behavioral health programs have been accredited since 1999 and in 2011 we were first in Florida to be certified as a Patient Centered Medical Home. Our healthcare plan ensures that we focus our attention on prevention and intervention initiatives like diabetes, HIV/AIDS, pediatric asthma, cardiovascular, hypertension, dental caries in children, prenatal/perinatal health, immunizations, cancer and depression

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