Resources for Quality Data
Spectrum Health monitors clinical and safety outcomes representing 77 percent of our inpatient population. You can see our quality results through Hospital Compare and Spectrum Heath's quality report cards. Or look at our many awards and accolades.
Who Else Reports
Many organizations provide recommendations for evaluating quality and safety or offer comparisons among hospitals.
- The Joint Commission evaluates and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the U.S. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Spectrum Health data is included on this site.
- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Hospital Compare was created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health & Human Services and other members of the Hospital Quality Alliance: Improving Care Through Information (HQA). The information on this Web site comes from hospitals that have agreed to submit quality information for Hospital Compare to make public. Spectrum Health data is included on this site.
- Leapfrog: Spectrum Health participates in the Leapfrog Quality Initiative, which is working to improve hospital safety measures. The Leapfrog Group is a national coalition of large employers working with health care providers to reduce medical errors. Spectrum Health data is included on this site.
- Solucient: conducts a survey of hospital management and publishes its top 100 hospitals in Modern Healthcare magazine. It measures profitability, productivity, expenses and revenue. The three clinical factors measured are length of stay, mortality and complications.
- U.S. News & World Report: conducts a "Best Hospitals" survey annually. This survey uses three evenly weighted factors to rank hospitals in 17 specialties. The three factors are reputation, risk-adjusted mortality and technology.
- America's Top Doctors: Castle Conney annually publishes America's Top Doctors. This survey lists the best doctors in 41 specialties. The ranking is determined by physician peers.
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of health care.
- National Quality Forum (NQF) promotes change through development and implementation of a national strategy for health care quality measurement and reporting.
- Institute of Safe Medicine Practice (ISMP) is devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. The organization is known and respected worldwide as the premier resource for impartial, timely and accurate medication safety information.
- Institute of Medicine (IOM) works outside the framework of government to ensure scientifically informed analysis and independent guidance. The institute provides unbiased, evidence-based and authoritative information and advice concerning health and science policy.
- Voluntary Hospital Association (VHA) Inc. helps its members achieve Best Performer status with financial strategies and clinical improvement programs.
- Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) is the statewide leader representing all of the 144 community hospitals in Michigan. MHA represents the interests of its member hospitals and health systems in the legislative and regulatory arenas on key issues and supports their efforts to provide quality, cost-effective and accessible care.
- Priority Health is a nationally recognized health insurance company based in Michigan. They serve 580,000 people and 11,000 employers across Michigan.