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JUNE 2018 UPPER PENINSULA BUSINESS TODAY PAGE 3
Eleven Michigan Hospitals Awarded For Excellence
and Improvements In Maternity Care
EAM launches Maternity Care Project
McCoy Group, Inc. Acquires Seven John Deere Construction & Foresty Stores From Nortrax, Inc.
NOVI, MICHIGAN, May 11, 2018 – In conjunction with its new Maternity Care Proj- ect, The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM), a nonprofit group comprised of Michi- gan’s largest employers and unions, is awarding hospitals throughout Michigan that have demonstrated excellence and improvement in maternity care and delivery outcomes.
The goals of the award and maternity care proj- ect are to reduce the rate of unnecessary C-sec- tions in the state, decrease infant mortality and reduce elective early deliveries. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Serv- ices, a 10 percent
reduction in deliv- eries before 39 weeks gestation would save over $75 million in annual Medicaid costs.
“Early elective
deliveries, unneces-
sary cesarean sections, and episiotomies are all linked to increased negative health outcomes for both the mother and her child,” said Bret Jack- son, president of EAM, “These procedures also cost health systems and community members millions of dollars each year in unnecessary spending.”
For the award, hospitals were evaluated based on their cesarean rates (≤ 29.3% of low-risk deliveries), episiotomy rates (≤ 5% of deliveries), and elective early delivery rates (≤ 5% of deliv- eries). The data is from The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C. based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for con- sumers and purchasers.
To be awarded the Excellence Award, hospitals needed to fully meet the standard in all three cat- egories in the same calendar year. Recipients of the 2018 Maternity Care Excellence Award are:
• Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo
• Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain
• Mercy Health Hackley Campus, Muskegon • Munson Medical Center, Traverse City
• Spectrum Health Pennock Hospital, Hast-
ings
• Spectrum Health United Hospital,
Greenville
• University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor
For the Improvement Award, hospitals must have demonstrated decreased rates in the three categories over a two-
year period and must now fully meet the stan- dard for cesarean delivery rates. Recipients of the 2018 Maternity
Care Improvement Award are:
• Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyan- dotte
• Sparrow Carson Hospital. Carson City
Dubuque, Iowa —McCoy Group, Inc. a fam- ily-owned company based in Dubuque, IA, is expanding its business base with the purchase of seven John Deere Construction and Forestry stores serving northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michi- gan from Nortrax, Inc. The acquisition is effec- tive immediately.
Group values of integrity, honesty, quality, inno- vation and, above all, commitment to the cus- tomer.”
Jeff Herkert, MCF president added, “A con- stant over the past six decades has been the McCoy Group’s customer-driven philosophy. Customers will see the same commitment to service under the new ownership group. As we
look forward to fos- tering relationships and growing our team, we are excited by the possibilities this new chapter brings for our cus-
tomers, teammates, John Deere and the entire McCoy Group family.”
“The McCoy family has a remarkable track record with customers and employees dating back all the way to 1958,” said Tim J. Murphy, Nortrax president and CEO. “They are totally committed to growth and investment in their respective businesses for the
long term. They bring a proven track record of great financial stability and customer focus, which will enable them to grow and support the John Deere brand in the Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin markets.”
Concluded Greg McCoy, “We owe a special thanks to all McCoy Group employees for the great work they do, which has allowed us to be successful and pursue opportunities of this nature. Additionally, we want to both thank and welcome Nortrax’s Midwest group of talented employees into our family. As we move forward as one team, our commitment to our customers and employees is stronger than ever.”
• St. Joseph Mercy
Oakland, Pontiac
• St. Mary Mercy Hospi-
tal, Livonia
“It is important to
acknowledge the great work these hospitals are doing to improve health outcomes and costs associ- ated with these proce- dures,” said Bret Jackson, “Our goal is to incentivize
The company, which
will do business as
McCoy Construction &
Forestry (MCF), has
acquired facilities in
Escanaba, MI; Merrill,
Chippewa Falls and Ash-
land, WI; and Duluth,
Bemidji, MN. MCF plans to retain the current 131 Nortrax employees as part of the acquisi- tion.
The McCoy Group’s new construction and forestry division joins a growing organization that is already home to seven subsidiaries, including Midwest-based Freightliner dealer- ships Truck Country and Stoops, and trans- portation focused companies, Foodliner, Quest Liner and McCoy NationaLease.
“The acquisition and subsequent formation of McCoy Construction & Forestry has provid- ed our organization with an opportunity to diversify our business into an industry that is similar in many ways,” said Greg McCoy, pres- ident and CEO of McCoy Group.
“We are proud and excited to be partnering with John Deere, whose brand is one of the strongest in the world for delivering world-class products and services to its customers. It’s also an organization that shares the same McCoy
hospitals in Michigan to continue to strive toward meeting these standards and inform community members of health systems that are going the extra mile to ensure patient safety.”
The Maternity Care Project provides details for each birthing center in Michigan, providing a mom-to-be invaluable information in making her choice for hospital maternity care. To com- pare birthing centers go to www.eamonline.org/maternity.
About the Economic Alliance for Michigan
Founded in 1982, the EAM is comprised of businesses and unions working together with one clear objective –
continued growth of Michigan’s economy by inspiring job growth and strengthen Michigan’s competitiveness for
attracting companies and talent. A main objec- tive of the EAM is bringing attention to lawmak- ers and the public
about the rising health care costs and its effect on the economy. The EAM is the Michigan Regional Leader for The
Leapfrog Group. Learn more about the EAM at www.eamonline.org. Follow us on Twitter @EAMOnline.
The McCoy Group’s new construction and forestry division joins a growing organization that is already home
to seven subsidiaries
Grand Rapids and
The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM), a nonprofit group comprised of
Michigan’s largest employers and unions, is awarding hospitals throughout Michigan that have demonstrated excellence and improvement in maternity care and
delivery outcomes.
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