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McLaren Central Michigan Receives 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence

Posted Date: 5/5/2017
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McLaren Central Michigan announced today it is has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.  The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

McLaren Central Michigan has received the Michigan Peer Review Organization’s (MPRO) 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence for lowering the risk of infection, effective reporting and measurement for outpatient quality reporting (OQR) and hospital value-based purchasing (HVBP).

This year, more than 100 Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, inpatient psychiatric facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, home health agencies and community-based organizations are being 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 Central Michigan,” said MPRO President and CEO Leland Babitch, M.D., MBA. “To be able to recognize their outstanding accomplishments with the Governor’s office highlights the importance of improving healthcare quality in our state.”

McLaren Central Michigan has a long history of being honored with the Governor’s Award of Excellence having received the award every cycle since 2005.

“Our hospital’s continued success is a direct reflection of the dedication our employees, physician partners and volunteers show daily,” said Bill Lawrence, President/CEO, McLaren Central Michigan. “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 will be honored May 10, 2017 at Eagle Eye Golf Course in Bath Township, MI. For more information about the Governor’s Award of Excellence, visit

About McLaren Central Michigan

McLaren Central Michigan is a 118-bed, acute care, not-for-profit hospital located in Mount Pleasant, offering a full range of quality health and wellness services to the residents of central Michigan including cardiovascular care, cancer services, emergency care, maternity care, and comprehensive surgical and orthopedic services.  The hospital consistently receives an “A” grade in the Hospital Safety report. McLaren Central Michigan also holds The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation. Learn more at

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 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