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GCH Receives Governor's Award of Excellence

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 3:26 PM

Garden City Hospital is pleased to announce it has received MPRO’s 2014 Governor’s Award of Excellence foroutstanding inpatient clinical achievement in the acute care hospital setting. To receive this honor, Garden City Hospital improved the quality and efficiency of the health care delivery system in four clinical topic areas (acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care) and in eight patient experience of care measures (nurse communication, doctor communication, hospital staff responsiveness, pain management, medicine communication, hospital cleanliness and quietness, discharge information and overall hospital rating). In addition, acute care hospitals were required to meet additional overall criteria including the submission of a process improvement plan.

“This award demonstrates Michigan’s deep commitment to providing high quality, safe and efficient health care,” said Snyder. “By using proven, evidence-based practices, these organizations are making sure individuals get the right care at the right time.”   

This year, 188 Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes and community coalitions were honored with the award, which recognizes participants for their dedication to improve health care quality and patient safety in Michigan. To be eligible for the award, participating organizations must have achieved, maintained and continually improved in specific and rigorous milestones.

“We’re very fortunate to be able to partner with Garden City Hospital and other dedicated organizations across the state of Michigan,” said MPRO President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Yellan, MPH, J.D, FACHE. “To be able to recognize these accomplishments with the Governor’s office underscores the importance of these efforts to improve health care quality in the state.”

The Governor’s Award of Excellence was developed in 2003. The current award is based upon work from 2012-2014 in the following areas:

  • Reducing health care associated infections
  • Reducing health care acquired conditions in nursing homes 
  • Reducing adverse drug events
  • Integrating care for populations and communities through improving care transitions and coordination
  • Improving preventive care and early diagnosis through immunizations and screening
  • Improving clinical quality measures associated with improving cardiac health
  • Improving clinical quality measures among acute care and critical access hospitals 
  • Reducing disparities of care in cardiac health

The award criteria are based on the National Quality Strategy, Partnership for Patients and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Improvement Organizations’ 10th Statement of Work. The preventive care metrics also align with the Governor’s Healthy Michigan 4X4 plan.

“I am very proud of the positive efforts put forward by our staff and clinical professionals to improve the care provided to patients at Garden City Hospital,” said Gary Ley, GCH President and CEO. “We provide individualized, high quality care, and being recognized with this prestigious award proves that the well-being of our patients is our top priority.”

Award recipients were honored May 9, 2014 at the Eagle Eye Golf Course in Bath Township, MI.
For more information about the Governor’s Award of Excellence, including a list of winners, CLICK HERE