McLaren Port Huron receives 2019 Governor's Award of Excellence

Port Huron, MI – McLaren Port Huron is pleased to announce it has received MPRO’s 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Effective Reporting and Measurement for Outpatient Quality Reporting and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing and Achievement in Increasing identification of Behavioral Health Conditions in an Inpatient Psychiatric Facility. 

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 health care 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 Port Huron 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 health care 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

"Improving care processes has always been a main objective at McLaren Port Huron. The Governor’s Award of Excellence is a testament to the dedication of our physicians, nurses and professional staff who champion improving the quality of care for every patient who comes through our doors," said McLaren Port Huron’s President & CEO Jennifer Montgomery, MSA, RN, FACHE. 

"Quality improvement initiatives like these assure consistency in medical care. The direct benefit is improved patient care, including reduced lengths of stay in the hospital for patients; improved recovery for patients; and decreased hospital operating expenses."

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