News Release Date : 09/12/2007
St. Mary’s of Michigan Receives Governor's Award
St. Mary’s of Michigan has received the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization’s (MPRO) 2006 Governor’s Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Hospital Setting. “Award recipients are committed to providing Michigan citizens with high quality health care,” said Governor Jennifer M. Granholm. Award criterion aligns with improving care in a number of clinical areas. St. Mary’s of Michigan chose from pre-selected clinical areas. These clinical areas are designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
St. Mary’s of Michigan has established a multidisciplinary team to spearhead improvement measures using proven, evidence-based practices. “Together, our staff is demonstrating that we are providing the very best in medical treatment and care — the right care, each and every time,” says Chief Nursing Officer Judy Johnson.
The Governor and MPRO have partnered to honor hospitals since 2003. MPRO and the Governor honored St. Mary’s of Michigan at an award ceremony on September 10, 2007, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo.