AGH Receives 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence

5/15/2017

Allegan General Hospital (AGH) is pleased to announce it has received MPRO’s 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Effective Reporting and Measurement in the Emergency Room for Aspirin upon Arrival and EKG times.

This year, more than 100 Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, inpatient psychiatric facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, home health agencies and community-based organizations 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 Allegan General Hospital and all the other dedicated organizations across the state of Michigan,” said MPRO President and CEO Leland Babitch, M.D., 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 2015-2016 in the following areas:

• Improving coordination of care
• 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

“We are very proud to have received this award, which helps to support our mission of always providing exceptional, compassionate, personalized for our community,” said AGH’s Quality and Infection Prevention Director Gail Warren. “The 2017 Governor’s Award reflects how effective reporting and measurement of data drives interdisciplinary teamwork to create positive, sustainable changes for continual provision of evidence-based patient care at AGH.”

Award recipients were honored May 10, 2017 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/gae2017.

About Allegan General Hospital
Allegan General Hospital is a community hospital that focuses on always providing exceptional, compassionate and personalized healthcare for the community it serves. Allegan General provides a wide range of healthcare services, including bariatrics, surgery, sleep center, pain management, physical rehabilitation and mental health. For more information, visit allegangeneral.org.

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.

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