HGB receives 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce it has received MPRO’s 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Improving Antibiotic Stewardship in an outpatient setting.

This year, more than 130 Michigan health care facilities, including hospitals and provider practices, were honored with the Governor’s Award of Excellence. The 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 HGB 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

“We are excited to be recognized for our efforts with the Governor’s Award of Excellence,” said Tiffany Friar, HGB Chief Nursing officer and Vice President of Quality. “Our pharmacy team and physician practices, along with hospital leadership, worked hard to reduce the use of antibiotics in Patients who do not require the medication, helping improve its effectiveness. Not everyone with an infection needs an antibiotic, and we have consistently educated Patients and Caregivers on the difference between viral and bacterial infections, and when it’s appropriate to take an antibiotic.”

Rhonda Perreault, HGB Pharmacy Director, and Diana Debnar, R.N., HGB Physician Practices and Urgent Care Manager, received the awards on behalf of HGB Wednesday, May 8, at Eagle Eye Golf Course in Bath Township, Mich. For more information about the Governor’s Award of Excellence, including a list of winners, visit http://www.mpro.org/gae2019. 

About Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital

HGB has been the Charlotte community’s choice for health care for more than 85 years. HGB is committed to working together in health to provide quality care and enhance the vitality of the community. Learn more about HGB at www.hgbhealth.com.

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.

Photo: HGB Physician Practices and Urgent Care Manager Diana Debnar, R.N., (left) and HGB Pharmacy Director Rhonda Perreault (right) pictured with MPRO President and CEO Leland Babitch, M.D.