Bronson Battle Creek Receives Governor's Award of Excellence

Published on May 22, 2019

Bronson Battle Creek Receives Governor's Award of Excellence


Bronson Battle Creek is pleased to announce it has received MPRO’s 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence for outstanding achievement in effective quality reporting and measurement in the outpatient acute care setting. MPRO is a nonprofit organization and national leader in healthcare quality improvement and medical review. It is committed to improving the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare.

To be eligible for the award, participants must have achieved, maintained and continually improved in rigorous milestones related to healthcare quality and patient safety. At Bronson Battle Creek, data showed that from 2017 through 2018, the average time patients spent in the BBC emergency department from arrival to departure decreased. Additionally, more stroke patients received the results of critical tests, such as MRI and CT scans, sooner.

“We are fortunate to be able to partner with Bronson Battle Creek and all the other dedicated organizations across the state of Michigan,” said MPRO President and CEO Leland Babitch, MD, MBA. “To be able to recognize these outstanding accomplishments with the Governor’s office highlights the importance of improving healthcare quality in our state.”

Cheryl Knapp, RN, Bronson’s senior vice president and chief quality officer, adds, “This honor is a wonderful example of Bronson’s passion for raising the bar in order to provide exceptional care for our patients and their families.”

Bronson LakeView and Bronson Methodist hospitals also received the award. For more information about the Governor’s Award of Excellence, including a list of winners, visit