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Outpatient Therapy Department Receives Superior Practice Designation from BCN
Start Date
08/16/2013
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Aubree Mayhew
810-984-1102
Aubree.Mayhew@trinity-health.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 16, 2013

OUTPATIENT THERAPY DEPARTMENT RECEIVES
SUPERIOR PRACTICE DESIGNATION FROM BLUE CARE NETWORK

Port Huron, MI… Providing for enhanced quality and care, Mercy FITRAC, the outpatient therapy program provided through St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, has received a Category A designation from Blue Care Network for superior practice patterns.

This distinction recognizes St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and its Mercy FITRAC services, including occupational, physical and speech therapies for its dedicated service.

“The Mercy FITRAC program has been focused on this goal for more than a year,” comments Renee Mardis, Director of Rehabilitation Services. “Receiving this designation reflects a number of process improvements SJMPH has taken to enhance the quality of care that therapy patients receive.

“Therapists have been working closely with patients to provide more individualized therapy plans, encouraging and teaching patients how to become more involved in their recovery and better utilizing the time spent with patients,” Renee continues.

“As a result of these changes, patients are often able to reduce service co-pays as well as leave therapy sessions with more education and information to continue healing,” she concludes. “This new patient-focused process allows for greater partnership and quicker healing time because patients are more involved in their rehabilitation.”

“I am extremely proud of our team’s ability to provide high quality care and outcomes,” comments Rebekah Smith, RN, President & CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron. “This Blue Care Network designation required a great deal of hard work and dedication to adjust our provision of clinical services, and ultimately better serve our patients.”

For more information regarding the programs and services of St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, visit online at: mymercy.us, and follow on facebook and twitter.

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St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH)
Founded in 1954 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, MI, is a 164-bed acute care, community-based hospital providing adult medical/surgical services; emergency care; cancer care; cardiac care; inpatient rehabilitation services, including stroke care; orthopedics and joint replacement; bariatric services and a vast number of other outpatient testing, health, and medical services. As a not-for-profit hospital, SJMPH reinvests all profits back into the communities we serve, while providing patients with the utmost compassion and care. SJMPH was recently awarded accreditation from The Joint Commission and was provided its “Gold Seal of Approval”. SJMPH’s cancer program was named “best in cancer care” and was the first hospital in St. Clair County to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons [2008]. It is also the only hospital in the region to offer access to radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer. St. Joseph Mercy was the second hospital in the state of Michigan to offer access to partial knee robotic surgery, and the first in the state to provide robotic surgery for total hip replacement. In addition to offering the only access to open MRI services through Advanced MRI; SJMPH also provides access to specialized care through a Senior ER. SJMPH is located in St. Clair County and the Thumb region, northeast of Detroit, Michigan. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is a member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. For more information, visit: mymercy.us.
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