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14 May 6, 2016 THE U.P. CATHOLIC HEALTHWISE www.upcatholic.org SACRED HEART RELIGIOUS GOODS (906) 228-4462 419 W. Washington Marquette (Located across from the Ramada Inn) Also, stop in for some great First Communion Gifts! WE HAVE JUST THE ITEMS TO HELP YOU STAY HEALTHY SPIRITUALLY! 2900 Third Avenue South Escanaba, MI 49829 906 786-5810 National Nursing Home Week May 8 - 14, 2016 It's a small world with a big heart!" Mother's Day is the start of National Nursing Home week. A time to visit friends and relatives at a nursing home. If you cannot visit, please phone or send a card. Visiting loved ones or volunteering at a nursing home is a rewarding experience for all involved. From the Staff and Residents of Bishop Noa Home & The Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres OSF St. Francis hospital receives top hospital award State Senator Tom Casperson and Bret Jackson, president of the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) visited OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba on March 28 to present the 2015 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award. Wide- ly acknowledged as one of the most presti- gious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States, the award recognizes hos- pitals that are committed to Leapfrogs vision of providing the safest, highest quality health care for consumers and purchasers alike. This year, 98 hospitals received the Top Hospital distinction. Of those, 12 were recog- nized as a Top Childrens Hospital, up from nine honored last year. Theyre joined by 24 Top Rural Hospitals, one of the few distinc- tions made available for rural and critical access hospitals and 62 Top Urban Hospitals. In Michigan, OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba, Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial in Fremont and Spectrum Heath Reed City Hospital in Reed City were selected as Top Rural Hospitals. This year marks the fourth year in a row for OSF St. Francis Hospital receiving the Top Hospital award. To have three out of the twenty-four top rural hospitals in the country right here in the State of Michigan says a lot about how our state provides quality of care to our residents, not only in the urban areas, but rural as well, said Bret Jackson, president of the EAM. We encourage hospital systems to be transpar- ent in terms of patient safety and hope more hospital in Michigan participate in next years Leapfrog Group Survey and strive to become a Top Hospital, providing excellent patient care and safety. Top Hospitals have lower infection rates, better outcomes, decreased length of stay and fewer readmissions. By achieving Top Hospital status, OSF has proven it prioritiz- es the safety of its patients, is committed to transparency and provides exemplary care for families and patients in Delta and neighbor- ing counties. We are honored to have once again been named among this elite group of hospitals, said Dave Lord, president at OSF. Being named a Top Hospital is a rewarding reflec- tion of the work our physicians and staff do, and the exceptional care they provide for those we serve. State Senator Casperson also presented OSF with a Special Tribute in honor of demon- strating the facilitys accomplishments and commitment to patient safety and quality of care by receiving the Leapfrog Top Rural Hospital Award. COURTESY PHOTO OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba was named a Top Hospital for the fourth consecutive year by Leapfrog. Pictured from left to right are Kelly Jefferson, VP Operations OSF; Bret Jackson, President EAM; Joy Hopkins, Chief Nursing Officer OSF and State Senator Tom Casperson. COURTESY PHOTO Do you have a parish event coming up? Send your parish events one month in advance for possible publication to news@dioceseofmarquette.org, or by mail to Events- The U.P. Catholic, 1004 Harbor Hills Dr., Marquette, MI 49855.

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