St. Francis gets Award of Excellence

ESCANABA — OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is announces it has received MPRO’s 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence for effective reporting and measurement.

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. Increasing adult immunizations and decreasing wait times in the emergency department have been areas of focus for OSF St. Francis.

“We are fortunate to be able to partner with OSF St. Francis 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 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

“Proper measurement and reporting is an important step in determining our areas of focus and making a positive impact for our patients and our community,” said Dave Lord, President of OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group, “We are truly proud of the work and the results behind this award.”

Award recipients were honored May 8, 2019 at Eagle Eye Golf Course in Bath Township, Mich.