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Published on November 22, 2010

MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin Receives Michigan Rural Health Quality Improvement Award

MidMichigan Medical Center–Gladwin recently was recognized for quality improvement in clinical performance by the Michigan Center for Rural Health.

The Michigan Rural Health Quality Improvement Award was presented to the Medical Center during the 11th Annual Michigan Critical Access Hospital Conference held in Boyne Falls. The award acknowledges the Medical Center’s quality improvement efforts in the area of inpatient clinical performance for the care and treatment of pneumonia.

“Award recipients are committed to providing their patients with high quality health care,” said John Barnas, executive director of the Michigan Center for Rural Health. “The Michigan Center for Rural Health is pleased to sponsor this award, which recognizes the dedication of hospital staff to provide the right care to the right patient each and every time.”

Clinical indicators for this award were based on the Appropriate Care Measure (ACM), a composite score that captures whether or not a patient received all the care that he or she was eligible to receive. The 2010 Michigan Rural Health Quality Improvement Award was based on an ACM score between 78 and 94 percent. The ACM score at MidMichigan Medical Center–Gladwin was 90 percent.

“Together our staff is demonstrating we are providing the very best in medical care,” said Janet Foor, vice president of MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin. “The Medical Center is committed to the tenets of quality improvement that embrace evidence-based medicine to improve health outcomes.”

The Michigan Center for Rural Health is a non-profit organization formed in 1991 as part of a nation-wide, federal and state initiative to recognize the importance of rural health care and to create a mechanism for resources to flow to rural areas.

Those interested in more information about MidMichigan Medical Center–Gladwin may visit www.midmichigan.org/gladwin. Those interested in learning more about MidMichigan Health’s leadership in measurable quality such as accreditations, physician and nurse credentials, advanced technology, patient satisfaction and other awards may visit www.midmichigan.org/quality.