The MidMichigan Medical Center in Alpena has been named to the Becker’s Hospital Review 2017 list of the 100 best community hospitals in the country. This recognition is based on hospitals’ overall excellence, including patient satisfaction and leadership. It is also evaluated in several key areas, such as certifications, awards, and leadership.
The MidMichigan Medical Center in Alpena is committed to providing excellent care and improving health outcomes. It engages the entire health care team to provide effective and efficient services. They use an integrated system approach to continuous improvement and implement standard work incorporating evidence-based guidelines.
In July 2018, the MidMichigan Medical Center in Alpena was named the hospital of the year by the Michigan Quality Improvement Organization (MQIO). Previously, the medical center was recognized for being a top rural community hospital by the National Rural Health Association. Other accolades the hospital has received include being selected for the Michigan Health Quality Alliance’s (MQLA) Governor’s Award of Excellence in 2017.
Founded in 1976, the MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena has been a part of the HMS since 2011. The health care provider focuses on improving health outcomes by focusing on a number of focus areas. These include: reducing potential avoidable hospitalizations, improving patient experience, and increasing patient safety. As a result of this commitment, the medical center has been able to realize cost savings on equipment.
The hospital is located on the shores of Lake Huron. It offers a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatment facilities. For example, the facility provides women’s health, behavioral health, wound & hyperbaric medicine, orthopedics, and surgery.
The center has a team of specialists dedicated to pain management. Additionally, the facility offers a diabetes self-management training program. There is a comprehensive range of cardiopulmonary and dietary/nutrition services, as well as ambulance transportation. Whether you need emergency care, outpatient pharmacy, or specialized treatment, the Alpena Regional Medical Center has you covered.
Moreover, the facility’s radiation department is focused on providing cancer care that is closer to home. With the help of this department, patients will feel more involved in their care. Since 2007, the facility has implemented a number of mercury pollution prevention measures. It now uses only thimerosal-free saline solution, and purchases only mercury-free batteries from suppliers.
As part of its mission to serve the communities of Northeastern Michigan, the Alpena Regional Medical Center is also focused on preventive care. It has been able to reduce potentially avoidable hospitalizations through its preventive care programs for Black residents.
As a result of these programs, the hospital’s patient satisfaction score has climbed over the years. According to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the hospital’s overall patient satisfaction is “outstanding.” Patients and their families are encouraged to provide feedback about their experiences with the facility. The feedback is then used to improve healthcare and services.
Another way the health care facility keeps track of patients is through its comprehensive patient portal. The health care facility’s new patient portal is a state-of-the-art electronic health record that offers more streamlined processes and faster communication. It also provides detailed patient records across all of the organization’s subsidiaries.