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.