MMA Quality Department receives Governor’s Award

Seen, from left, are Anne Brunn, quality analyst, Ericka Poag, quality improvement coordinator, Leland Babitch, president and CEO, MPRO; and Jamie Betz, manager of MMA clinical quality.

OWOSSO — Memorial Medical Associate’s primary care offices participated in the “Improving Antibiotic Stewardship Program” and were recognized at the MPRO Governor’s Award of Excellence Ceremony May 8 with awards for each primary care office for their performance in appropriate antibiotic utilization for acute pharyngitis in children age 3-18.

The Governor’s Award of Excellence program is a partnership between MPRO (A national leader in health care quality improvement) and the Office of the Governor to recognize outstanding achievements by providers and organizations in healthcare quality improvement.

The program, developed in 2003, requires participating health care providers to meet specific improvement criteria in order to achieve this prestigious award.

The 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence recognizes improvements achieved during 2017-18 in the areas of:

• Improving antibiotic stewardship

• Improving heart health

• Increasing adult immunizations

• Effective reporting and measurement

• Improving nursing home care

• Increasing identification of behavioral health conditions

• Improving diabetes management

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