Each year we honor the visionary leadership of our founding president by recognizing a visionary leader in one of our strategic focus areas. For 2021, we awarded the honor to Dr. Christine Fisher, medical
director of First Care Clinic, Inc. (FCC) in Hays, for her work in advancing access to care in Kansas.
Dr. Fisher has integrated behavioral health into the medical practice at FCC. She has also added TRUE Health peer learning classes to bring individuals together that have similar chronic diseases and provide
education from medical and behavioral health professionals with the goal of participants improving their lifestyle through behavior changes.
Dr. Fisher has redefined how medical care is delivered at FCC by implementing a nurse closer who
completes any needed follow-up services with the patient before they leave and recaps all instructions
and next steps. This has increased patient satisfaction and the nurses’ job satisfaction.
As a result of Dr. Fisher’s leadership FCC’s quality of care indicators were ranked in the top ten percent
of health centers nationally during the 2020 calendar year. The changes implemented by Dr. Fisher
through her leadership have made a positive impact on many northwest Kansas residents.