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Appreciation of cultural differences informs Missy Elumba’s healthcare practice

Missy Elumba, NP, is an advanced healthcare provider who has balanced her professional interests with her personal interests. As a primary care practitioner for over five years she focuses on her patients, not just their symptoms. As an international traveler, she enjoys learning about different cultures and visiting the places where some of her patients are from. Of course, Missy works with all patients, not just immigrant patients, but she’s learned that everyone’s culture matters when it...

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Organizational Changes Strengthen Compliance with Federal Requirements

Year-long initiative culminates with mutual agreement to terminate Allina Health services contracts at year’s end.ST. PAUL – December 31, 2020 –United Family Medicine (UFM), a federally-qualified health center (FQHC) in St. Paul, has formally submitted to the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), its federal regulator and funder, a notice of its organizational changes to strengthen its compliance with federal requirements. Foremost among these changes is the mutual agreement between...

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Meet Michelle Brechon, CNM, Certified Nurse Midwife

Michelle Brechon, CNM, is our Certified Nurse Midwife, specializing in healthcare for women of all ages, including pregnant women. Michelle cares for women throughout their lifetimes, helping them with preventive care, managing chronic health conditions, sexual health, and menopause. As a certified nurse midwife, prenatal pregnancy care is her focus area. “I am really about whole family care,” said Michelle. “From teenagers to older women, plus I love to see my patients return yearly to our...

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Stacy Chapman and Nurses Team – Improving Patient Experience

High quality patient care and a positive patient experience are everyone’s focus at United Family Medicine. Stacy Chapman, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Manager of Nursing Practice, recently implemented an improved process for managing patient prescriptions. As a result, patients are now experiencing less waiting time, faster refills, more accuracy, and better patient experience. When Stacy began studying the prescription refill situation, she learned that patients were having issues completing their...

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From Patient to Board Member – Val Jensen

Val Jensen, JD, is a community leader and an entrepreneur working in the areas of cultural change, leadership, diversity, and healthcare disparities. She’s a successful business consultant, and a loving wife and mother to four children. Years ago however, things were not going so well for Val. At that time she was raising a family on her own, and working fulltime at a new job. That’s enough of a challenge for anyone, but Val’s situation was complicated by a pre-existing condition. She was...

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United Family Medicine Implements Patient-Centered Care Model

United Family Medicine Implements Patient-Centered Care Model While Finalizing Evolution to Clinic-Employed Providers Enhancements to occur with mutual agreement to end leased health care provider and residency program from Allina Health by year’s end ST. PAUL – 12-9-2020 – United Family Medicine (UFM), a federally-qualified health center (FQHC) in St. Paul dedicated to meeting the health care needs of its community while contributing to the vitality of the region, announced today it is...

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United Family Medicine Board Names Chief Executive Officer

Ann Nyakundi is poised to oversee implementation of new patient-centered care model within St. Paul clinic, delivering better outcomes, improved access and regulatory compliance Saint Paul, MN – November 19, 2020 – United Family Medicine (UFM), a federally-qualified health center (FQHC) in St. Paul dedicated to meeting the health care demands of its community while contributing to the vitality of the region, announced today that its board of directors promoted Ann Nyakundi to CEO effective...

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Meet Board Member William Schultz

Having been a patient at United Family Medicine, William Schultz joined our board of directors in 2019. His commitment to support the clinic is an opportunity to connect with people. “I’m a sales and marketing professional. One of the strengths I bring to the board is my ability to connect with others, to understand their issues and then design creative solutions that fit their needs. I view this ability as a one of many ways I contribute to society, by being a creative thinker – helping...

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