Frizzell named Health Care Hero by New Orleans CityBusiness
Published 1:49 pm Saturday, July 22, 2023
NEW ORLEANS – DePaul Community Health Centers is proud to announce that its vice president of Population Health and Quality Management, Jennifer Frizzell, has been named a Health Care Hero by New Orleans City Business.
Frizzell earned the honorable title “Health Care Hero” for leading innovation in community health care by improving patient outcomes and experiences. As vice president of Population Health and Quality Management for Ascension DePaul Services (ADS) and DePaul Community Health Centers (DCHC) since 2019, Frizzell oversees multiple departments at the non-profit health care organization with a nearly 190-year history of service to the greater New Orleans community.
As a certified Quality Improvement Facilitator, Frizzell works with teams to provide access to compassionate, holistic, high-quality primary and preventive health care services, regardless of patients’ ability to pay. Her leadership and work at DCHC touches 11 health care centers, 27 school-based sites, and three mobile medical and dental units, serving more than 51,000 New Orleans area residents annually. Plus, ADS operates two facilities in both Dumas and Gould, Arkansas, respectively. Frizzell is recognized as a leading proponent of patient-centered care and is quality focused on improving overall community health status and tackling social determinants of health at all the locations listed above.
“I am humbled and honored to have been nominated and selected as a 2023 Health Care Hero,” said Frizzell. “Reducing the barriers that patients experience every day by trying to access essential health care services and ensuring that equitable, high-quality care is available to the communities we serve is essential to improving the health status for all. Every patient matter, every employee matter and I believe this is the foundation for building and sustaining innovative patient centered medical homes such as DePaul Community Health Centers.”
Honorees will be celebrated at an in-person event on Monday, Oct. 9 at the New Orleans Museum of Art from 4 pm to 6 pm To view the complete list of Health Care Heroes by New Orleans City Business, click here.