ERMC receives Governor’s Award of Excellence

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Eaton Rapids Medical Center officials accept the 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence from MPRO President and CEO Leland Babitch. (Left to right) Kris Allen, RN, MSN, MHA; Barbara Parrott, RN; Leland Babitch, MD, MBA; and Heather Schragg, CIC.

Eaton Rapids Medical Center (ERMC) is pleased to announce it has received MPRO’s 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence for outstanding achievement in Effective Reporting and Measurement. Award recipients were honored at a ceremony held on May 8, 2019 at Eagle Eye Golf Course in Bath Township, MI. The hospital also received a special tribute from Senator Tom Barrett and Representative Sarah Lightner.

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’s Award of Excellence. This award recognizes 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.

“I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication that our staff put into achieving this level of quality,” remarked Heather Schragg, Eaton Rapids Medical Center Director of Patient Experience, Risk, and Quality. “Being recognized at this level is quite an accomplishment and we could not have done it without the team efforts of our infection control, nursing, and pharmacy staff!”

“We are fortunate to be able to partner with Eaton Rapids Medical Center 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 in our state.”

The Governor’s Award of Excellence was first developed in 2003. MPRO is a nonprofit organization and national leader in healthcare quality improvement and medical review.

Eaton Rapids Medical Center has been an independent, not-for-profit community hospital since 1957. The hospital provides emergency, surgical, inpatient, outpatient, and primary care for patients of all ages. To learn more about Eaton Rapids Medical Center and the services they provide please visit

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