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MCLAREN AWARDED: Local Hospital Cited for Excellence in Effective Reporting

MPRO's 2019 Governor's Award of Excellence

July 1, 2019       Leave a Comment
By: Dave Rogers

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McLaren Bay Region has been awarded with MPRO's 2019 Governor's Award of Excellence for Excellence in Effective Reporting and Measurement. The award recognizes improvement in nursing communication, a reduction in central-line blood stream infections and a reduction in surgical site infections for abdominal hysterectomies.

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.

"We are fortunate to be able to partner with McLaren Bay Region and all the other dedicated organizations across the state of Michigan," said MPRO President and CEO Leland Babitch, MD, MBA. "To be able to recognize these outstanding accomplishments with the Governor's office highlights the importance of improving healthcare quality in our state."

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

Improving diabetes management

The McLaren Bay Region team is dedicated to improving patient safety," said Sandy Garzell, McLaren Bay Region Director of Quality Improvement and Organizational Excellence. "We are proud to be recognized for the hard work our team has put in to make these improvements."

Award recipients were honored May 8, 2019 at Eagle Eye Golf Course in Bath Township, MI. For more information about the Governor's Award of Excellence, including a list of winners, visit http://www.mpro.org/gae2019

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 620,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company.

McLaren operates Michigan's largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 49 NCI-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 52,500 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving the entire Lower Peninsula along with a portion of the Upper Peninsula. Learn more at www.mclaren.org.

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