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McLaren Port Huron receives Governor's Award of Excellence

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Port Huron, Mich. – McLaren Port Huron is pleased to announce it has received Michigan Peer Review Organization’s (MPRO) 2014 Governor’s Award of Excellence for achievements in improving healthcare associated infections in the acute care hospital setting. To receive this honor, McLaren Port Huron exhibited attainment of thresholds for reducing surgical site infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections and blood stream infections.

“McLaren Port Huron is honored to receive MPRO’s 2014 Governor’s Award of Excellence for achievements in improving healthcare associated infections in the acute care setting,” says Jennifer Montgomery, vice president of nursing and clinical services, BSN, MSA, FACHE.

“We’re very fortunate to be able to partner with McLaren Port Huron and other dedicated organizations across the state of Michigan,” says MPRO President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Yellan, MPH, J.D, FACHE. “To be able to recognize these accomplishments with the Governor’s office underscores the importance of these efforts to improve healthcare quality in the state.” 
This year, 188 Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes and community coalitions were honored with the award, which recognizes participants for their dedication to improve healthcare quality and patient safety in Michigan. To be eligible for the award, participating organizations must have achieved, maintained and continually improved in specific and rigorous milestones.

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

“At McLaren Port Huron, excellence is about the constant pursuit of best practices. We continuously set strategic objectives relating to quality and patient safety. This award is a reflection of the dedication of our employees and medical staff. They are inspired and motivated to do the best for every patient, every day,” adds Montgomery.

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

Award recipients were honored May 9, 2014 at the Eagle Eye Golf Course in Bath Township, MI. For more information about the Governor’s Award of Excellence, including a list of winners, go to

About MPRO
Michigan peer Review Organization, MPRO, is an independent nonprofit and a national leader in health care quality improvement and medical review. MPRO serves as the federally designated Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Michigan under contract with the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). MPRO also provides consultative services, medical and utilization review, data analysis and health information technology education and technical assistance to federal agencies, state Medicaid and public health agencies, health care facilities, private health plans and other third party payers. For more information, visit