There’s a whole stack of announcements for good things happening for Marquette General this month. We’ll go with the new accreditation first: the Marquette General Cancer Center was given a three-year accreditation for breast cancer care from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Center, which is administered by the American College of Surgeons.
It’s the first hospital in the U.P. to get such an accreditation, which requires a commitment to providing the highest quality of breast care, as well as going through an evaluation process and performance review by the accrediting program.
“We are truly honored to receive this recognition from the NAPBC,” says Gary Muller, Marquette General president and CEO. “This demonstrates that our cancer center is a national leader in providing outstanding, multidisciplinary care for breast cancer patients.”
Over at the Marquette General Brain and Spine Center, they’ve got three new awards on the wall. The first is a re-certification as a stroke care center by the Joint Commission. Next, there’s a Gold Achievement Award from the American Heart and Stroke Association, in recognition of the center’s “Get with the Guidelines” employee performance program. Third, the center received a plaque from the Michigan Stroke Registry and Quality Improvement for its five-year commitment to improving stroke care.
Some of the initiatives that contributed to the awards and have made improvements to the hospital’s stroke care include a designated stroke unit, a stroke response team, stroke protocols, collaborations with EMS teams, staff and community education, monthly stroke data review, and regular stroke operations group meetings.
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Gary Muller, Marquette General Health System
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