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Thomas Hoffman, M.D. has announced that his office has received three MPRO’s 2019 Governor’s Awards of Excellence for Improving Heart Health, management of diabetes and Behavior Health with his patients.

 

 

This year, more than 130 Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes, inpatient psychiatric facilities, ambulatory surgery centers and home health agencies were honored with the Governor’ Award of Excellence.

 

The awards recognize participants for their dedication and success in improving healthcare quality and patient safety in Michigan. To be eligible for the award, participants must have achieved, maintained and continually improved in specific and rigorous milestones related to the award they received.

 

“We are fortunate to be able to partner with Dr. Hoffman and all the other dedicated organizations across the state of Michigan,’ said MPRO President and CEO Leland Babitch, M.D. MBA.  

“To be able to recognize these outstanding accomplishments with the Governor’s office highlights the importance of improving healthcare quality.”

 

“Our goal is to provide innovative patient care which is both cost effective and guides my patients to better health outcomes,” Hoffman said.

“Achieving quality care addresses key concepts such as comprehensive medication management, coordination of care with specialists and addressing both medical and health-related social needs.

“These awards recognize the hard work and dedication of my entire staff to improve health care quality,” he said.

 

The Governor’s Award of Excellence was first developed in 2003. The current award is based upon work from the 2017-2018 in the following areas:

*improving heart health

*increasing adult immunizations

*lowering the risk of infection in hospitals

*effective reporting and measurement

*improving care in nursing homes

*increasing identification of behavioral health concerns

*improving diabetes management.

 

Hoffman’s office is located at 225 South M-37 Highway. Nurse Practioneer Della Hughes Carter joined the practice May. 1, and is accepting new patients. Contact the office at 269-945-3401 to request registration information.

Award recipients were honored May 8 at Eagle Eye Golf Course in Bath Township. For more information about the award, including a list of winners, visit https://www.mpro.org/gae2019.

 

MPRO is a non-profit organization and national leader in healthcare quality improvement and medical review. Our goal is simple-we are helping healthcare get better. For more information about MPRO, visit www.mpro.org.

 

Photo: Dr. Thomas Hoffman’s award winning staff includes (front row, from left) Gale Chaffee, Barb Ketchum, Jill Eaton, (second row) Cheryl Cravero, Hoffman, President and CEO of MPRO, Leland Babitch, M.D. and Tammy James.  Lynne Goris is not pictured.

(photo provided)

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