McLaren Lapeer Region earns 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence

LAPEER COUNTY, Mich.—McLaren Lapeer Region, the 222-bed acute care hospital serving all of Lapeer County, has earned a 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence from MPRO, a nonprofit organization and national leader in healthcare quality improvement and medical review, and the Office of the Governor. Michigan’s preeminent healthcare quality improvement organization, MPRO’s Governor’s Award of Excellence recognizes healthcare facilities for their dedication and success in improving quality and patient safety.

McLaren Lapeer Region was recognized for its “outstanding achievements in improving the quality of healthcare in Michigan,” earning recognition in the areas of ‘Effective Reporting and Measurement’ and ‘Increasing Identification of Behavioral Health Conditions.’

To earn the Governor’s Award of Excellence, healthcare facilities must achieve, maintain and continually improve in specific quality and patient metrics.

“Providing quality care in a safe environment is our staff’s highest priority,” said Chris Candela, president and CEO of McLaren Lapeer Region. “This award validates the efforts of our entire staff. It was a team endeavor focused around that priority and the excellence of our bedside caregivers that made these outcomes possible.”

To earn the prestigious recognition, McLaren Lapeer Region demonstrated measurable improvement in lowering C. difficile infections, providing proper discharge information, nursing communication and reducing behavioral health readmission rates.

The Governor’s Award of Excellence was first awarded in 2003 to recognize healthcare providers that focus on some of the State of Michigan’s most demanding health needs.

This year’s list of Governor’s Award for Excellence recipients include hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, ambulatory surgery centers, home health agencies and others.

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About McLaren Lapeer Region

McLaren Lapeer Region is a 222-bed acute care facility located in Lapeer, Michigan, and is the primary provider of health care services to Lapeer County and the surrounding area. McLaren Lapeer Region has received national recognition from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for clinical excellence in orthopedics, pneumonia, congestive heart failure and surgical care. The facility maintains a verified Level II trauma designation and provides comprehensive care in a 29-bed Emergency Center along with specialized services for heart, cancer, orthopedic and general surgery services, physical medicine and rehabilitation, women’s services, wound care services and sleep disorders. To learn more, visit
About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 620,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 85,500 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving Michigan and Indiana.