Grand Rapids, MI, May 14, 2008. Advantage Health Physician Network (AHPN) has received the prestigious 2007 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Ambulatory Care Setting. The Governor presents this award in partnership with MPRO, Michigan’s Quality Improvement Organization (QIO). The award acknowledges excellence in health care quality and safety.
“Recipients of this award are committed to providing Michigan citizens with high quality health care services,” said Governor Jennifer Granholm. “Together we will continue to improve the long term health of citizens by focusing on strategies to protect public health.”
Award criterion aligns with the Physician Office Quality Improvement Program including the Doctor’s Office Quality-Information Technology (DOQ-IT). The DOQ-IT project promotes the adoption of electronic health record systems in small-to-medium sized physician offices. The clinical topics addressed by the Governor’s Award have been designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Clinical areas of focus were individually selected from one of the following areas: preventive care, coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, heart failure, or cancer screening. AHPN selected two clinical areas of focus: diabetes mellitus and cancer screening.
“As Michigan’s QIO, MPRO is privileged to recognize physicians’ offices such as AHPN, for embracing evidence-based medicine to improve the care and delivery of health care in Michigan,” said Colleen Cieszkowski, interim CEO and president of MPRO. “The Governor’s Award is a seal that denotes a commitment to excellence in patient care.”
“Our staff worked as a team to develop strategies to achieve notable improvement. Together, we are demonstrating that AHPN 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,” said David Blair, MD, President and Chief Medical Officer, AHPN.
Advantage Health Physician Network (AHPN) is a progressive network of experts specializing in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, who work with you and our team of affiliated specialists to provide a more complete approach in health care. Our offices are located throughout the greater metropolitan area of Grand Rapids, Michigan.