McLaren Lapeer Region has been honored for exceptional quality and safety in five categories with MPRO’s 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence. The awards are given to health care providers that “have achieved, maintained and continually improved in specific rigorous milestones related to the award they received.” The presentation of awards took place May 10 in Bath Township.
“McLaren Lapeer Region is pleased to have achieved this distinction among hospitals in Michigan,” said Chris Candela, PT, MBA, president and CEO of McLaren Lapeer Region. “We are truly committed to quality care and the safety of our patients on a minute-by-minute basis and this recognition reaffirms that commitment.”
The categories for which McLaren Lapeer Region received a Governor’s Award of Excellence are:
- Outstanding achievement in effective reporting and measurement: Ambulatory surgery centers, critical access hospitals and inpatient psychiatric facilities.
- Outstanding achievement in effective reporting and measurement: Hospital value-based purchasing acute care hospitals.
- Outstanding achievement in effective reporting and measurement: Hospital value-based purchasing acute care hospitals-Enhanced Award.
- Outstanding achievement in effective reporting and measurement: Outpatient quality reporting acute care hospitals.
- Outstanding achievement in lowering the risk of infection: Hospitals.
“As a quality and safety professional, receiving such prestigious awards indicates to me we are doing something right,” said Colette Stearns, MSA, RHIA, director, quality management and case management at McLaren Lapeer Region. “In health care, nothing can be more important than quality and safety, so we are proud to be acknowledged for our diligence.”
MPRO’s Governor’s Award of Excellence was developed in 2003 and the most recent awards are based on information from 2015-2016. Facilities across the state are considered for the awards including hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, inpatient psychiatric facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, home health agencies and community-based organizations.
About McLaren Lapeer Region
McLaren Lapeer Region is a 222-bed acute care hospital at 1375 N. Main Street in Lapeer. The hospital is the primary provider of health care services to Lapeer County and the surrounding area. McLaren Lapeer Region, which is accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, offers a comprehensive range of specialties and services to meet medical and surgical needs, along with an exceptional team of medical professionals who provide high quality, expert care. The hospital is a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care. Visit mclaren.org.
MPRO is a nonprofit organization and national leader in health care quality improvement and medical review. MPRO provides medical consulting and review, as well as data analysis to federal agencies, state Medicaid and public health organizations, health care facilities, private health plans and other third-party payers. 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 (QIO) Program.
McLaren Lapeer Region’s Colette Stearns, MSA, RHIA, director, quality management and case management, and MPRO president and CEO, Leland A. Babitch, MD, MBA, with four of the hospital’s five Governor’s Awards of Excellence.