Published on June 11, 2020

Medical Center in Alpena Receives Excellence in Healthcare Awards

MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena recently received a 5-Star Award for  efforts in providing outstanding patient experience in the Emergency Department by national health care research leader Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC).

MidMichigan Medical Centers in Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Midland, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch also received awards from PRC, as did MidMichigan Health as a health system.

The Excellence in Healthcare Awards recognize organizations and individuals who achieve excellence throughout the year by improving patient experiences, health care employee engagement and/or physician alignment and engagement based on surveys of their patients, employees and physicians.

“Patient experience has been a top priority of ours, especially within our Emergency Department,” said Chuck Sherwin, FACHE, president, MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena. “I’m thrilled to see this recognition from PRC, which is just one example of how hard our staff, providers and volunteers have worked to ensure every patient who comes through our doors receives excellent, top-quality care.”

“It is an honor to recognize MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena with these Excellence in Healthcare Awards for their deserving work,” said Joe M. Inguanzo, Ph.D., president and CEO of PRC. “It takes true dedication and determination to achieve this level of excellence in healthcare and the Medical Center has shown their commitment to making their hospital a better place to work, a better place to practice medicine and a better place for patients to be treated.”

Those who would like to learn more about the 2020 Excellence in Healthcare Awards, including eligibility and criteria, may visit