Governor's Award of Excellence
The Governor's Award of Excellence will be held on May 8, 2019 at Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath Township, located in the Greater Lansing area. This invitation-only event will celebrate achievements in healthcare quality in Michigan.
The Governor's Award of Excellence program is a partnership between MPRO 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 healthcare providers to meet specific improvement criteria in order to achieve this prestigious award.
The 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence recognizes improvements achieved during 2017-2018 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
MPRO Partners With the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
This March, MPRO was featured by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable as part of their 80 Percent in Every Community initiative – which works with organizations across the country to achieve 80 percent colorectal cancer screening rates among adults aged 50 and older. Watch the video to learn how MPRO is working to improve colorectal cancer screening rates in Michigan.
Best Practices for Cardiac Care Improvement: Strategies for the Whole Care Team
MPRO will be hosting Best Practices for Cardiac Care Improvement: Strategies for the Whole Care Team on May 21 at Schoolcraft College – VisTaTech Center in Livonia. This free event will feature speakers from Million Hearts, American Heart Association and American Medical Association to discuss best practices, potential for partnerships and inspire new strategies for cardiac care. The following topics will be covered:
American Heart Association Programming – Target: BP™ & Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™
Statewide cardiac health data
Self-measured blood pressure
The patient perspective
This educational activity has been approved for 5.25 continuing education hours for nurses, social workers and medical assistants. Lunch will be provided during the event.
MPRO Presents at the Spring 2019 Joint Provider Surveyor Training
MPRO clinical quality consultant Julie Banister presented at the Spring 2019 Michigan Joint Provider Surveyor Training in Grand Rapids on non-pharmacological intervention strategies for reducing antipsychotic use in long-term care. This bi-annual training, which is hosted by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the Bureau of Community Health Systems surveyors, brings together nursing home staff and state surveyors to share best practices and learn innovative strategies to improve resident care.
Care Transitions – Key to Population Health Statewide Summit
The Care Transitions – Key to Population Health Statewide Summit will take place on June 18 at VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College in Livonia. MPRO, as part of Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network, will be co-hosting the Summit with the MHA Keystone Center.
The event will feature keynote speaker, Bruce Spurlock, M.D., executive director at Massachusetts-based Cynosure Health. Spurlock will address the importance of community partnership networks and how collaborative relationships can help tackle complex public health issues related to social determinants of health.
You can learn more about the event and register here.
MPRO’s New Senior Vice Presidents
May Leonard has been promoted from director of quality initiatives to senior vice president and chief operations officer. May first started at MPRO in 1994.
Frank Fox has been promoted from director of Finance to senior vice president and chief administrative officer. Frank has worked at MPRO since 2004.