• Medical Center in Midland Receives 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence

    MidMichigan Health
    News Release
    For Immediate Release
    May 9, 2019
    Medical Center in Midland Receives 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence
    MIDLAND, Mich.MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland has received Michigan’s Quality Improvement Organization (MPRO) 2019 Governor's Award of Excellence for outstanding achievement in “Effective Reporting and Measurement: Outpatient Quality Reporting Acute Care Hospitals,” and “Effective Reporting and Measurement: Hospital Value-based Purchasing Acute Care Hospitals.” MidMichigan Medical Centers in Alpena, Clare, Gladwin and Gratiot also were recipients of a 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence.
    This year, more than 130 Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, inpatient psychiatric facilities, ambulatory surgery centers and home health agencies were honored with the Governor’s Award of Excellence. This award recognizes participants for their dedication and success in improving healthcare quality and patient safety in Michigan. To be eligible for the award, participants must have achieved, maintained and continually improved in specific and rigorous milestones related to the award they received.
    “Earning this recognition shows the overall commitment to providing excellent patient care by our health care providers and staff,” said Greg Rogers, president, MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. “We are making a measurable difference in the health of our patients and the communities we serve, and we stand strong in our dedication to patient satisfaction, safety, quality for those we serve.”
    The Governor’s Award of Excellence was first developed in 2003. The current award is based upon work from 2017-2018 in the following areas: improving heart health, increasing adult immunizations, lowering the risk of infection in hospitals, effective reporting and measurement, improving care in nursing homes, increasing identification of behavioral health conditions, and improving diabetes management.
    “We are fortunate to be able to partner with MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland and all the other dedicated organizations across the state of Michigan,” said MPRO President and CEO Leland Babitch, M.D., M.B.A. “To be able to recognize these outstanding accomplishments with the Governor’s office highlights the importance of improving healthcare quality in our state.”
    Award recipients were honored May 8, 2019 at Eagle Eye Golf Course in Bath Township, Michigan. Those interested in more information about the Governor’s Award of Excellence, including a list of winners, may visit http://www.mpro.org/gae2019.
    About MPRO: MPRO is a nonprofit organization and national leader in healthcare quality improvement and medical review. Our goal is simple - we are helping healthcare get better. MPRO provides medical consulting and review, as well as data analysis to federal agencies, state Medicaid and public health organizations, healthcare facilities, private health plans and other third party payers. For more information about MPRO, visit www.mpro.org. In addition, MPRO represents Michigan in Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network (QIN), which also serves Minnesota and Wisconsin under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Improvement Organization Program (QIO). For more information about Lake Superior QIN, visit www.lsqin.org.
    About MidMichigan Health: MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system, headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. MidMichigan Health covers a 23-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch. In addition to its Medical Centers, MidMichigan Health also offers both home health care and physician services, and has a strong commitment to medical education. MidMichigan Physicians Group provides urgent care and medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. The MidMichigan Health Foundation supports patients and families served by MidMichigan Health by raising funds for equipment, services and programs. Currently, MidMichigan has more than 7,400 employees, volunteers and physicians and provided more than $144 million in community benefits in fiscal year 2018.

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