St. Francis Hospital gets Excellence Award

ESCANABA — OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is pleased to announce it has received MPRO’s 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Effective Reporting and Measurement.

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 OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group 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, and improving diabetes management.

“We are pleased to be receiving the Governor’s Award of Excellence for the 14th consecutive year. This award really demonstrates the hard work of our employees and our commitment to quality care for those we serve”, said Dave Lord, President of OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group.

Award recipients were honored May 10, 2017 at Eagle Eye Golf Course in Bath Township, Mich. For more information about the Governor’s Award of Excellence, including a list of winners, visit the website http://www.mpro.org/gae2017.

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