A United States government-designated and recognized Center of Excellence, starting in the mid-1960s, is a facility or organization that creates healthcare worth above the typical discovered in a certain location. This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee below 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). Lynn Community Health Center is recognized as a Level two Patient-Centered Medical Dwelling by the National Committee for High quality Assurance (NCQA). In 2008, the additional than 300 health centers had been aggregated into around 70 health center groups (agrupamentos de centros de saúde) or ACES.