Portage Health wins statewide health care award

Portage Health in Hancock has won a statewide award for its work to improve the rate of patients that receive breast cancer screenings.

The hospital has received the 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Prevention Learning and Action Network.

The hospital was also cited for its efficient use of electronic health care records in receiving the award.

Nearly 200 Michigan health care providers have been honored with the award for their dedication to improving health care quality and patient safety. MPRO, a Farmington Hills-based nonprofit organization, presents the award each year.

The Governor’s Award of Excellence is based upon work from 2012 to 2014 in the following areas:

— Reducing health care associated infections
— Reducing health care acquired conditions in nursing homes
— Reducing adverse drug events
— Integrating care for populations and communities through improving care transitions and coordination
— Improving preventive care and early diagnosis through immunizations and screening
— Improving clinical quality measures associated with improving cardiac health
— Improving clinical quality measures among acute care and critical access hospitals
— Reducing disparities of care in cardiac health