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McLaren Caro Region Receives 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence

Published on Thursday, May 09, 2019

McLaren Caro Region is pleased to announce it has received MPRO’s 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence for outstanding achievement in Effective Reporting and Measurement for Critical Access Hospitals.

McLaren Caro Region received the award for improving their influenza vaccination rates as well as administering aspirin to patients who present with symptoms of a heart attack.

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 McLaren Caro Region and all the other dedicated organizations across the state of Michigan,” said MPRO President and CEO Leland Babitch, M.D., MBA. “To be able to recognize these outstanding accomplishments with the Governor’s office highlights the importance of improving healthcare quality in our state.”

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

“Our hospital’s continued success is a direct reflection of the dedication our employees show daily,” said Marc Augsburger, President and CEO, McLaren Caro Region. “We are proud to be this community’s hospital and we are committed to delivering the safest, most reliable, high quality healthcare to the people we serve.”

Award recipients were honored May 8, 2019 at Eagle Eye Golf Course in Bath Township, MI. For more information about the Governor’s Award of Excellence, including a list of winners, visit http://www.mpro.org/gae2019

About McLaren Caro Region

McLaren Caro Region (MCR) is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital committed to being the best value in health care by providing exceptional patient-centered care. It is a non-profit, locally governed community hospital that has been serving the community since 1928.  MCR offers a full range of health and wellness services at the hospital campus and off-site locations. It is recognized as an accessible and dependable source of quality medical care for residents of Tuscola County and is staffed by a dedicated team of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, technicians, and volunteers.

For more information, visit www.mclaren.org/caroregion.

About MPRO

MPRO is a nonprofit organization and national leader in healthcare quality improvement and medical review. Our goal is simple - we are helping healthcare get better. MPRO provides medical consulting and review, as well as data analysis to federal agencies, state Medicaid and public health organizations, healthcare facilities, private health plans and other third party payers. For more information about MPRO, visit www.mpro.org. 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 Program (QIO). For more information about Lake Superior QIN, visit www.lsqin.org.