This month, we are excited to share the story of Mountain Family Health Centers (MFHC). NFP Partners has been working in partnership with MFHC since it selected and implemented Abila MIP Fund Accounting TM in 2013.
The organization is an active participant in our monthly MIP Virtual Forum user’s group. It is during that Forum that Sean Stalter, Finance Manager at MFHC, is continually exploring ways to pursue business practices that promote efficiency within the organization. MFHC is utilizing MIP as the core of its business practices.
Mountain Family Health Centers’ mission is to provide high quality integrated, primary, dental and behavioral health care in the communities we serve, with special consideration for the medically underserved, regardless of ability to pay.
Established in 1978, the organization has grown from humble beginnings with one family nurse practitioner in Black Hawk, Colorado, to a sophisticated network of health centers and exceptional staff providing comprehensive primary medical, dental and behavioral health care services.
Today, MFHC serves the health care needs of more than 15,000 persons annually at four community health centers located in Basalt, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, and Rifle, Colorado. MFHC is one of the fastest growing rural community health centers in Colorado, serving Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin, and Rio Blanco Counties.
As a company grows, so does the number of financial transactions needed to support the business. MFHC’s expansion, namely the addition of the Rifle and Basalt clinics, circa 2011, signified the need to implement a new general ledger system in order to track and monitor activity for the multiple sources needed to fund its growing operation.
Three important criteria led MFHC to pursue Abila MIP Fund Accounting™ as its accounting solution. First of all, MIP was more robust than the system in use at the time. Secondly, given the accounting staff was not growing as quickly as the business, the ability to adopt a modular approach to implementation and pricing was also attractive. MFHC continues to explore additional MIP functionality today. Lastly, MIP caters to mid-sized, non-profit organizations making it a good fit for MFHC, then and now; big enough to provide timely support and small enough to keep the support personal. NFP Partners, Abila’s Colorado Business Partner, provided that support during the implementation and training phase that was tailored to our specific business practices.
If you are a current client and would like to share your story, please contact us at 303-775-5620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.