God wants our Best Effort

“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”  2 Timothy 2:15

Care Net of Dane County has never shied away from hard things—case in point: our decision many years ago to become an accredited medical clinic.

At that time, we realized how important it was not just to claim our clinic provided medical care that met the highest standards but to prove it with the confirmation of an industry-leading third party.

As anyone who’s been through an accreditation knows, the process is a huge commitment that requires years of hard work and dedication. But we gladly embraced the challenge, knowing it put a respected stamp of excellence on our work. The result? First Care Clinic is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), the country’s leading accreditation body for ambulatory health centers.

Recently, we decided it was appropriate to put our efforts to reach women during the abortion decision process under similar scrutiny. We’re pleased to announce we have recently become a Center of Distinction through SperaVita Institute,  an organization that provides training in the Focus Patient Method for pregnancy centers.

The Focus Method is a 15-step patient process that is designed to help pregnancy centers reach the right women (those considering abortion), at the right time (when they’re in the decision making process) and with the right message (that leads to saved lives). As a Center of Distinction, we’ve demonstrated that we have implemented the Focus process and can execute it accurately.  (For more about how this has changed our approach, see our Behind the Scenes Video)

Through the accreditation process and going forward as a Center of Distinction, we will continue to do what we’ve always done—the things that have set us apart in our ability to reach and support women desperately in need of our message of hope and healing.

We’ll undergo continuous quality improvement processes. We’ll evaluate trends that affect our ability to reach women at risk for an abortion. And we’ll benchmark our results against other centers to help us learn and grow.

We’ll continue to refine our messaging, which must be effective and truthful. And we’ll look for new and better ways to offer compassionate care of the highest medical quality. 

None of these things are easy, but the most essential things in life seldom are.

Thanks for joining us in these efforts. Together, we are making a world of difference.