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Hills & Dales Earns 2019 Governor’s Award

Hills & Dales General Hospital is pleased to announce it has received MPRO’s 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Effective Reporting and Measurement (Critical Access Hospital).

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 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 Hills & Dales General Hospital 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

Jill Lackowski, Director of Quality Improvement, Infection Control and Employee Health said, “I’m really proud of all of our staff for their hard work & dedication to quality care. This award is really the result of great teamwork from everyone!”

For more information about the Governor’s Award of Excellence, including a list of winners, visit http://www.mpro.org/gae2019.

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.