Bronson LakeView Hospital and Bronson Commons Honored with Governor's Award of Excellence

Published on June 04, 2014

Bronson LakeView Hospital and Bronson Commons Honored with Governor's Award of Excellence

Bronson LakeView Hospital and Bronson Commons recently received MPRO’s 2014 Governor’s Award of Excellence. Bronson LakeView Hospital was recognized for outstanding inpatient clinical achievement in the critical access hospital setting and Bronson Commons received the award for achievements in reducing health care acquired conditions in nursing homes.

“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.”

Bronson LakeView Hospital’s honor was based on excelling in patient safety and quality improvement in two inpatient clinical areas – heart failure and pneumonia. Highlighted was their team approach to prevent pneumonia by ensuring blood cultures are performed timely 100 percent of the time.

Bronson Commons’ award was based on the quality of resident care, specifically as it relates to pressure ulcers, physical restraints, antipsychotic medication use, falls and urinary tract infections. In addition to performing well in these areas, Bronson Commons’ staff participated in the statewide Michigan Learning and Action Network and the National Advancing Excellence Nursing Home campaign to learn and share best practices.

“We’re very proud of the quality of care Bronson provides in Van Buren County,” says Kirk Richardson, MSM, BSN, RN. “In addition, our impact goes far beyond the local area as we share our successes with others in the state and nation. We’re setting an example for how to provide excellent health care.”

This year, 188 Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes and community coalitions were honored with the award, which recognizes participants for their dedication to improve health care quality and patient safety in Michigan. To be eligible for the award, participating organizations must have achieved, maintained and continually improved in specific and rigorous milestones.

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.

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