Bronson Battle Creek Honored with Governor's Award of Excellence

Published on June 04, 2014

Bronson Battle Creek Honored with Governor's Award of Excellence

Bronson Battle Creek received MPRO’s 2014 Governor’s Award of Excellence for outstanding inpatient clinical achievement in the acute care hospital setting. To receive this honor, Bronson Battle Creek improved the quality of care and patient experience in several areas. Highlighted was Bronson Battle Creek’s multidisciplinary group formed to reduce preventable hospital readmissions.

“This award demonstrates Michigan’s deep commitment to providing high quality, safe and efficient health care,” says Gov. Rick Snyder. “By using proven, evidence-based practices, these organizations are making sure individuals get the right care at the right time.”

The award criteria are based on the National Quality Strategy, Partnership for Patients and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Improvement Organizations’ 10th Statement of Work. The preventive care metrics also align with the Governor’s Healthy Michigan 4X4 plan.

“Bronson Battle Creek has a strong commitment to improving the quality of care available to patients and families in this community,” says Jim McKernan, MBA, BSN, RN, Bronson Healthcare senior vice president and Bronson Battle Creek chief operating officer. “Our leaders recently received the MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Awards for demonstrating leadership in patient safety and quality improvement. Now, the governor has also recognized our work. I couldn’t be more proud of our staff and physician partners for these achievements and for their ongoing dedication to making sure the care we provide at Bronson Battle Creek is the best that it can be.”

Bronson Battle Creek would also like to recognize the Bronson Battle Creek-affiliated Integrated Health Partners (IHP) and their team of more than 170 physicians. IHP also received a Governor’s Award of Excellence for the Community Care Management Collaborative for improving care transitions within the community. Together, the physicians, the hospital and allied professionals are improving care throughout the Battle Creek community.

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