Bambi McQuade-Jones , DNP, APRN, FNP-C

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    Bambi McQuade-Jones


Riggs Community Health Center

Lafayette, IN

Dr. Bambi McQuade-Jones, DNP, APRN, FNP-C is the new president/ chief executive officer at Riggs Community Health Center; Lafayette, Ind.; a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow; and a Health IT Fellow for the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT. As founder and CEO of the Boone County Community Clinic (BCCC) from 2000 to 2014, Dr. McQuade-Jones created a stand-alone 501(c)3 nurse-led community health center that serves the vulnerable population including the uninsured, under-insured, and those Boone County residents with state-supported insurance.  Within the past fourteen years, patient visits have increased from a few hundred (when the clinic was part of the volunteer-staffed Boone County Health Department) to 7,000+ today. Recently the BCCC achieved Community Health Clinic status in Indiana and has been recognized as one of the top 100 Medicaid Providers in the state. The BCCC's model of care is centered on utilizing evidence-based medicine and healthcare innovation to provide the highest quality care to every patient, every day, regardless of their ability to pay. The BCCC participates in Medicaid Meaningful Use and has partnered with the Purdue Regional Extension Center (Purdue Healthcare Advisors) to facilitate the accreditation process for NCQA-Patient Centered Medical Home recognition. The BCCC administers multiple, ongoing grant programs specific to women’s health, including serving as a Susan G. Komen Foundation grantee for the seventh consecutive year. During her tenure as medical director of the Boone County Jail, Dr. McQuade-Jones and the BCCC saved the county tax payers a documented $1.3 million dollars over a four year period through implementation of Electronic Health Records, protocols and policies to assure all inmates received proper medical care and assessment.Dr. McQuade-Jones also created Health Education, Resources and Services for Her ("H.E.R.S. for HER"), an integrated health care intervention model founded on the Life Course Perspective that aims to improve the health trajectories of vulnerable women of childbearing ages (14-44). Customized-care plans are developed for each participant that include six extended (up to 1 hour), evidence-based, integrated health care appointments with the program Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, and include annual well woman services. Each participant also may earn a free YMCA membership. Program goals include reducing obesity, smoking cessation, decreasing unplanned pregnancies, diminishing short interval births, and increasing the number of women receiving high quality preconception/interconception counseling and education. The H.E.R.S. for HER program was recognized by the Indiana Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) as the Exemplary Program for 2012 with Dr. McQuade-Jones honored as Provider of the Year. Additionally, a partnership involving the March of Dimes launched a prenatal program within the program to promote healthy babies.