Home Care Services Earns 2007 Michigan Award of Excellence
November 5, 2008
Jackson, Mich. — Allegiance Home Care Services has received the prestigious 2007 Michigan Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Home Health Setting from Michigan's Quality Improvement Organization (QIO)—MPRO. Allegiance Home Care Services received the accolade for working to improve care in the areas of decreasing acute care hospitalization and improving Pneumococcal and influenza immunizations.
The Michigan Award of Excellence honors agencies statewide that are committed to improving the quality and safety of care in such areas as: decreasing acute care hospitalizations and improving the management of oral medications, improving the implementation of telehealth technology, and improving screenings for flu and pneumonia immunizations – designated as national healthcare priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Allegiance Home Care Services established a multidisciplinary team to spearhead improvements using proven, evidence-based practices to spur better outcomes.
"As Michigan's QIO, MPRO is pleased to recognize Allegiance Home Care Services for its efforts to embrace quality improvement initiatives to advance patient care," said Robert Yellan, president and CEO of MPRO. "The Michigan Award of Excellence denotes a commitment to excellence in the delivery of high quality care to ensure the right care for the right person every time," Yellan said.
"Our agency staff worked as a team to set targets and develop strategies to accelerate notable improvements in patient care," said Sandra Austin, director of Chronic Care Services at Allegiance Health. "Together we are demonstrating that Allegiance Home Care Services is continuously working to improve the care we deliver to our patients. Our efforts have been enhanced through our collaborations with MPRO and we are proud to be a recipient of this distinguished honor."