Published on May 09, 2019

MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot Receives 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence

Picture of Governor's Award of Excellence Seal 2019MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot 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.” MidMichigan Medical Centers in Alpena, Clare, Gladwin and Midland 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 Marita Hattem-Schiffman, president, MidMichigan Medical Centers in Gratiot and Mt. Pleasant. “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 – Gratiot 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.

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