HGB Receives Governor’s Award of Excellence

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce it has received MPRO’s 2014 Governor’s Award of Excellence for outstanding inpatient and outpatient clinical achievement in the critical access hospital setting. HGB excelled in patient safety and quality improvement in two inpatient clinical areas - heart failure and pneumonia, and in outpatient clinical areas tied to exceeding national median core measure times for transferring acute coronary patients, giving aspirin at arrival and performing EKGs. In addition, critical access 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 Governor 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, participating organizations must have achieved, maintained and continually improved in specific and rigorous milestones.

“We’re very fortunate to be able to partner with HGB 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 on work from 2012 to 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.

“HGB is dedicated to patient safety and has several hospital-wide work groups and initiatives aimed at quality and risk management,” said Wanda Bartholomew, HGB director of quality outcomes. “We are honored for our efforts to be recognized at this level – our entire team deserves the recognition for their hard work and focus.”

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital has been the community’s choice for health care for more than 80 years. HGB is committed to working together in health to provide quality care and enhance the vitality of the community. It has expanded its vision beyond providing traditional hospital services to one that promotes health and well-being through AL!VE. Learn more about HGB at www.hgbhealth.com and AL!VE at www.myalive.com.

MPRO is an independent nonprofit and a national leader in health care quality improvement and medical review. MPRO serves as the federally designated Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Michigan under contract with the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). MPRO also provides consultative services, medical and utilization review, data analysis and health information technology education and technical assistance to federal agencies, state Medicaid and public health agencies, health care facilities, private health plans and other third party payers. For more information, visit http://mpro.org.