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Michigan Hospitals Receive Governor's Award
Date:9/10/2007

Governor Granholm and MPRO Honor Hospital Excellence

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 79 Michigan Acute Care hospitals today received the Governor's Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Hospital Setting. In addition, 29 Critical Access hospitals statewide received the Governor's Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Critical Access Hospital Setting. The Governor presents the award(s) in partnership with MPRO, Michigan's Quality Improvement Organization (QIO). The award(s) acknowledge excellence in hospital health care quality and safety. Furthermore, the Governor bestowed Special Recognition upon 18 Michigan hospitals as being "top-performers."

"These award recipients are committed to providing Michigan citizens with high quality health care," said Governor Jennifer M. Granholm. "The award is testament to the dedication of these hospitals that give patients the quality care they need and deserve each and every time."

Award criterion aligns with improving care in a number of clinical areas. Hospitals choose from pre-selected clinical areas. These clinical areas are designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Acute Care hospitals individually selected from one or more of the following areas:

-- Appropriate Care Measure (ACM) Award

-- Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Award

-- AV Fistula Award

-- Systems Improvement -- Health Information Technology

(HIT) Award

Critical Access hospitals focused on intense work in one or more of the following clinical areas:

-- Collecting and Reporting Quality Data Award

-- Clinical Performance and Reporting Award

-- Organizational Culture Change Award

-- Systems Improvement -- Health Information Technology (HIT)

Award

"As Michigan's QIO, MPRO is privileged to recognize hospitals for embracing patie
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