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2013 Awards & Accolades

Leapfrog Top Rural Hospital

Category: Kelsey Hospital
The Leapfrog Group named Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital in Lakeview, Michigan to its annual list of Top Hospitals.

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Guardian of Excellence Award

Category: Blodgett Hospital
Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital has been named a 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The award recognizes top-performing facilities that consistently achieved the 95th percentile of performance in patient satisfaction among Press Ganey hospitals in America.

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Consumer Choice Award

Category: Spectrum Health
National Research Corporation (NRC) has again recognized Spectrum Health for its overall quality and image. It is the 18th consecutive year that Spectrum Health has won the 2013 Consumer Choice Award as the most preferred hospital in the Grand Rapids market.

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Top Performer on Key Quality Measures

Category: Gerber Memorial
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial (SHGM) was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

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U.S. News & World's 2013-14: Best Hospitals 

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Spectrum Health has been ranked third in Michigan by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Hospitals 2013-14 rankings. It was among the best hospitals in the nation in three medical specialties and was recognized as high-performing in nine medical specialties.

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American Hospital Association NOVA Award

Category: Spectrum Health
Spectrum Health's Core Health Program has been selected to receive the 2013 American Hospital Association (AHA) NOVA Award®. The award honors AHA member hospitals and health care systems for effective, collaborative programs focused on community health status.

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Healthcare Financial Management Association's MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle

Category: Spectrum Health
Spectrum Health is one of four U.S. hospital systems awarded the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA) 2013 MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle.

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U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16: Best Children's Hospitals

Category: Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
This is the second consecutive year the hospital was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children's hospitals in the country.Helen DeVos Children's Hospital ranked among the best in nephrology, pulmonology, orthopedics, urology and cancer services. Each specialty improved in their ranking, compared to the 2012-13 results, with more than half of the specialties improving by double digits.

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Reaccreditation for Cardiovascular Care

Category: Butterworth Hospital
The Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital chest pain center has received full reaccreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).

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Practice Greenhealth Environmental Leadership Award

Category: Blodgett Hospital
Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital has been awarded the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Leadership Award. It is the most prestigious environmental achievement award presented by Practice Greenhealth.

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Partner for Change Award

Category: United Hospital
Spectrum Health United Hospital was awarded the 2013 "Partner for Change" Award by Practice Greenhealth, the nation's leading health care membership community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care. The Award is one of the organization's Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor outstanding environmental achievements in the health care sector.

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Partner Recognition Award

Category: Kelsey Hospital
Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital has received the "Partner Recognition" Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation's leading health care membership community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care. The Award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector.

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100 Great Hospitals in America

Category: Butterworth Hospital
Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital has been named one of "100 Great Hospitals in America" by Becker's Hospital Review.

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HealthStrong Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Category: Kelsey Hospital
Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital in Lakeview, Michigan was recently named one of the HealthStrong™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States.

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Commission on Cancer Accreditation

Category: Spectrum Health
Spectrum Health's cancer program has been granted three-year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.

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100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics

Category: United Hospital
Spectrum Health United Hospital was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare..

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Healthgrades® America's 100 Best™ Hospitals for Critical Care

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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America's Best Health Plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance

Category: Priority Health
Priority Health is consistently ranked as one of America's Best Health Plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

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Pinnacle Awards

Category:Priority Health
The Michigan Association of Health Plans honors Priority Health with six Pinnacle Awards.

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50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety

Category: Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Bob Connors, MD, president, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, was named to Becker's Hospital Review “50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety.” This is a recognition of individuals at national organizations, universities and healthcare organizations working to improve patient safety. The patient safety leaders listed consist of advocates, professors, researchers, administrators and healthcare providers who have won awards, published articles, spoken out and led initiatives to reduce harm and ensure safety.


Healthgrades® Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Healthgrades® Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Named by Healthgrades® Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Named by Healthgrades® Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Coronary Bypass Surgery

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Healthgrades® Stroke Care Excellence Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Named by Healthgrades® Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Stroke

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Healthgrades® Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Named by Healthgrades® Among Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Pneumonia

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Healthgrades® Critical Care Excellence Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Named by Healthgrades® Among Top 5% in the Nation for Critical Care

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Named by Healthgrades® Among Top 10% in the Nation for Critical Care

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Sepsis

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Respiratory Failure

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Sepsis

Category: Zeeland Community Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Recipient of the Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award™

Category: Zeeland Community Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Named by Healthgrades® Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience

Category: Zeeland Community Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Named by Healthgrades® Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience

Category: Zeeland Community Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Named by Healthgrades® Among the Top 15% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience

Category: Zeeland Community Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Recipient of the Healthgrades® Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Category: Zeeland Community Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Named by Healthgrades® Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety

Category: Zeeland Community Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Sepsis

Category: Zeeland Community Hospital
Several of Spectrum Health's hospitals have achieved some of Healthgrades® top honors, including America's 50 Best Hospitals, and America's 100 Best Hospitals for multiple specialties.

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101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies Award

Category: Priority Health


American Hospital Association NOVA Award - Core Health Program

Year: 2013 Category: Healthier Communities


American Association of Diabetes Educators - Michigan Coordinating Body - Outstanding Achievement Award - Marcia Johnson

Year: 2013 Category: Healthier Communities


Spectrum Health Sandra Roelof Lifetime Achievement Award in Nursing - Kim Workman

Year: 2013 Category: Healthier Communities


National Kidney Foundation of Michigan Innovations in Health Care - Core Health

Year: 2013 Category: Healthier Communities