GVHP Gets National Honor

December 27, 2007
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GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Valley Health Plan was recognized for leadership in "Integrated Model of Counseling and Wellness Services" at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare held in December in Orlando, Fla.

The National Forum conference drew nearly 6,000 health care professionals from around the world and thousands more via satellite.

The National Forum offers participants opportunities to gain insight from their colleagues. The theme for this year's National Forum was "Bright Ideas Come from the Energy of Many."

The Academy for Healthcare Improvement has also recognized GVHP for advancing the field of quality improvement science and application in health care for its Integrated Counseling and Wellness Services in Primary Care model. Only 24 scientific abstracts representing state-of-the-art work in health services delivery from around the globe were selected to present at the Academy's 13th Annual International Scientific Symposium on Improving the Quality and Value of Health Care.

In September, the Michigan Association of Health Plans also honored GVHP at its 2007 Pinnacle Awards for Best Practice reception in Lansing.  GVHP received the award for "Commercial Plan Clinical Service Improvement for Integrative Counseling and Wellness" services in primary care.

The MAHP Pinnacle Awards for Best Practice program was created in 2001 to document the innovative change and quest for measurable quality improvement among Michigan managed care plans. HQX

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