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Michigan Health Care Providers to Receive Governor's Award of Excellence

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MPRO and Governor Snyder to honor recipients May 9

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MPRO and the office of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder are proud to present 188 Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes and community coalitions with the 2014 Governor's Award of Excellence. The prestigious award recognizes participants for their dedication to improve health care quality and patient safety in Michigan. To be eligible for the award, participating providers must achieve, maintain and continually improve in specific and rigorous milestones.

"This award demonstrates Michigan's deep commitment to providing high quality, safe and efficient health care," said Snyder. "By using proven, evidence-based practices, these organizations are making sure individuals get the right care at the right time."    

The Governor's Award of Excellence was developed in 2003. The current award is based upon work from 2012-2014 in the following areas:

  • Reducing health care associated infections
  • Reducing health care acquired conditions in nursing homes 
  • Reducing adverse drug events
  • Integrating care for populations and communities through improving care transitions and coordination
  • Improving preventive care and early diagnosis through immunizations and screening
  • Improving clinical quality measures associated with improving cardiac health
  • Improving clinical quality measures among acute care and critical access hospitals 
  • Reducing disparities of care in cardiac health

The award criteria are based on the National Quality Strategy, Partnership for Patients and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Improvement Organizations' 10th Statement of Work. The preventive care metrics also align with the Governor's Healthy Michigan 4X4 plan.

"We're very fortunate to be able to partner with such dedicated organizations across the state of Michigan," said MPRO President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Yellan, MPH, J.D, FACHE. "To be able to recognize these accomplishments with the Governor's office underscores the importance of these efforts to improve health care quality in the state."

Award recipients will be honored May 9, 2014 at the Eagle Eye Golf Course, 15500 Chandler Rd, Bath Township, MI. The program, titled "Health Care at Its Best: Recognizing Quality Across the Care Continuum," will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featured speakers include:

  • James K. Haveman, Michigan Department of Community Health, director
  • Dr. Frank McGeorge, health reporter, WDIV; emergency physician, Henry Ford Hospital
  • Marcia K. Hall, Sharp Coronado Hospital and HealthCare Center, chief executive officer (retired)

For more information, visit www.mpro.org.

Anne Hein

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