Allegiance Health Receives Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Patient Care
June 29, 2005
Jackson, MI—Allegiance Health has received the 2004 Governor’s Award of Excellence (GAE) for Improving Care in the Hospital Setting for Pneumonia and Heart Failure patients. The award was presented by MPRO, Michigan’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization. This is the second year in a row Allegiance has received a Governor’s Award.
The GAE honors Michigan hospitals for quality initiatives designed to improve patient care. The acknowledgement singles out hospitals that are actively engaged in advancing care in any of the following clinical areas: Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack); Heart Failure; Pneumonia; and Surgical Infection Prevention. These topics have been designated as national healthcare priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
“I firmly believe that every person in this great state deserves to receive quality healthcare from their providers,” said Governor Jennifer M. Granholm. “I am pleased to recognize hospitals and healthcare professionals that are making progress toward providing our citizens with accessible and affordable healthcare.”