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May 9, 2014- DMC Hospitals Receive Governor’s Awards of Excellence

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) is pleased to announce multiple DMC hospitals have received MPRO’s 2014 Governor’s Awards of Excellence for achievements in improving health care associated infections and outstanding inpatient clinical achievement in the acute care hospital setting.

DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital/Hutzel Women’s Hospital, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital and DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital are receiving this honor for improving health care associated infections as a result of exhibiting attainment of thresholds for catheter associated urinary tract infections, Clostridium difficile and surgical site infection reduction projects.

DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital and DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital are also receiving this honor for outstanding inpatient clinical achievement as a result of improving the quality and efficiency of the health care delivery system in four clinical topic areas (acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care) and in eight patient experience of care measures (nurse communication, doctor communication, hospital staff responsiveness, pain management, medicine communication, hospital cleanliness and quietness, discharge information and overall hospital rating). In addition, acute care hospitals were required to meet additional overall criteria including the submission of a process improvement plan.


DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital’s Rosa Parks Wellness Institute for Senior Health was also recognized for achievements in reducing adverse drug events.


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

The Governor’s Award of Excellence was developed in 2003. The current award is based upon work from 2012-2014 in the following areas:

  • Reducing health care associated infections
  • Reducing health care acquired conditions in nursing homes 
  • Reducing adverse drug events
  • Integrating care for populations and communities through improving care transitions and coordination
  • Improving preventive care and early diagnosis through immunizations and screening
  • Improving clinical quality measures associated with improving cardiac health
  • Improving clinical quality measures among acute care and critical access hospitals 
  • Reducing disparities of care in cardiac health

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.

For more information about the Governor’s Award of Excellence, including a list of winners, go to http://bit.ly/OCbcRD


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