Funding campaign wins regional award

HGB recently received both a Pinnacle Award for Community Relations and Best of Show from the Public Relations Society of America -- Central Michigan Chapter for its "AL!VE: Phase One" campaign. The campaign encompassed the planning and kick-off of the "quiet phase" of fund- and friend-raising for the proposed health park HGB plans to build at the old Felpausch Building west of Charlotte. HGB competed against dozens of other entrants for the Best of Show honor, earning a perfect 100 points from judges.

HGB receives national awards for exceeding patient expectations

Some things are worth repeating. We have once again been awarded Avatar International’s Overall Best Performer Award for 2009. HGB is one of only 18 hospitals out of more than 350 to receive this prestigious honor. We received this award once before in 2003 and 2004. HGB also received the Exceeding Patient Expectations Award from Avatar, which is the company we work with for our patient surveys.  

2010 Fulton Award Winners

Three HGB employees were honored recently with the Fulton Award of Excellence:

· Clinical award: Melanie Shehan, registered dietitian
· Non-clinical award: Michelle Cooper, nursing administration secretary
· Leadership award: Teresa Rose, nursing administration 

Charlotte wins first place in 2010 Winter Warm-Up Community Challenge

Congratulations to the City of Charlotte for winning first place in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Winter Warm-Up Community Challenge!  After beating out eight other communities, a check in the amount of $2,527 was awarded to the Charlotte Step-By-Step committee at a city council meeting on April 12. Mayor Dee Smith also won the coveted Mayor’s Challenge. The money will be used to create a master plan to promote walking and identify existing trails in the area and the potential to connect them to future trails inside and outside of the Charlotte community.  

HGB again wins quality award

The Michigan Center for Rural Health recently honored HGB with the 2009 Michigan Rural Health Quality Improvement Award. The award is based on improving the core measures below in heart failure, pneumonia and ED Transfers between April 2008 and March 2009.