OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is pleased to announce 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, MI. For more information about the Governor’s Award of Excellence, including a list of winners, visit http://www.mpro.org/gae2019.
About OSF HealthCare
OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is a part of OSF HealthCare, a 13-hospital health system, and is a Medicare designated critical access hospital, providing care for more than 45,000 patients and their families in Delta County and surrounding communities. OSF St. Francis employs more than 700 individuals, with more than 100 physicians and advanced practice providers on its medical staff. It offers hospital, physician and home care services. For more information about OSF St. Francis, please visit www.osfstfrancis.org.
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.