Marlette & Deckerville Hospitals Receive 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence

Marlette & Deckerville Hospitals Receive 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence ~ United Healthcare Partners member hospitals, Deckerville Community Hospital and Marlette Regional Hospital, are pleased to announce they have received MPRO’s 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence. Deckerville received awards for Outstanding Achievement in Effective Reporting and Measurement and Outstanding Achievement in Improving Antibiotic Stewardship. Marlette received an award for Outstanding Achievement in 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.

“We are fortunate to be able to partner with Deckerville Community Hospital, Marlette Regional Hospital and all the other dedicated organizations across the state of Michigan,” said MPRO President and CEO Leland Babitch, MD, MBA. “To be able to recognize these outstanding accomplishments with the Governor’s office highlights the importance of improving healthcare quality in our state.”

“This award is a result of the hard work and dedication to quality care by our team at Deckerville Community Hospital. We are very proud of the work they do each day for our rural communities,” shares Angela McConnachie, CEO/CNO of Deckerville. Dan Babcock, CEO of Marlette adds, “Great quality of care is a high expectation of our patients, and rightly so. All patients deserve the best quality of care possible. It takes each employee doing his/her very best every time he/she has an opportunity to care for a patient. We are pleased to receive this award and for the accomplishments it recognizes.”
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.

For more information about the Governor’s Award of Excellence, including a list of winners, visit http://www.mpro.org/gae2019.

Accepting the Governor’s Award on behalf of Marlette Regional Hospital was Hilda Hebberd, BSN, RN, Clinical Services Director. She is pictured with MPRO President and CEO Leland Babitch, MD, MBA. No photo available for Deckerville Community Hospital.