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2014 Awards & Accolades

FACT Accreditation

Category: Spectrum Health Cancer Center's Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

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Greenhealth Partner for Change Award by Practice Greenhealth

Category: United and Kelsey hospitals
Spectrum Health United Hospital and Kelsey Hospital were awarded the 2014 "Greenhealth Partner for Change" Award by Practice Greenhealth, the nation's leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge.

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

Category: Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Spectrum Health's Helen DeVos Children's Hospital has been ranked in three specialties in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children's Hospitals rankings. This is the third consecutive year for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital to be recognized in this ranking.

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Governor's Award of Excellence

Category: United Hospital and Kelsey Hospital
Spectrum Health United and Kelsey Hospitals are pleased to announce they have received four 2014 Governor’s Award of Excellence. Spectrum Health United Hospital received 2014 Governor's Awards of Excellence for outstanding outpatient clinical achievement and reducing health care-associated infections in the acute care setting.

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Magnet Recognition Status

Category: Spectrum Health Grand Rapids
Spectrum Health was again named one of the nation's 15 top health systems in an annual study analyzing national health care quality and safety performance. This is the fourth time Spectrum Health has received this honor. In addition, it was the only health system in Michigan to be named in the Truven 15 Top Health Systems® study.

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Governer's Award of Excellence

Category: Gerber Memorial
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is pleased to announce it has received two 2014 Governor's Award of Excellence for improving health care associated infections in the acute care hospital setting, and for inpatient clinical achievement in the acute care hospital setting.

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iVantage Healthstrong Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

Category: Kelsey Hospital 
Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital in Lakeview, Michigan was recently named one of the iVantage HEALTHSTRONG Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States. Kelsey Hospital was one of only three hospitals in Michigan to receive the award, and the only hospital in Michigan to receive it two years in a row.

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15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics™

Category: Spectrum Health 
Spectrum Health was named one of the nation's 15 Top Health Systems® today by Truven Health Analytics. The study is part of Truven’s 100 Top Hospitals® program and selects the 15 best health systems in the nation based on key performance measures in quality, safety and patient satisfaction.

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of GI Bleed

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies Award

Category: Priority Health and Spectrum Health  

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STAR Certification

Category: Spectrum Health 
The STAR Program is a best practices multidisciplinary cancer rehabilitation service-line model that improves patient care. STAR Program Certification provides healthcare facilities and clinicians with the tools (education, training, evaluation and treatment protocols, and outcomes support) to develop and deliver state-of-the-art cancer rehabilitation services to survivors who suffer the side effects and after effects of treatments – whether they are in remission, living with cancer or cured. All of the services integrated in the STAR Program, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, mental health counseling, and consultations with rehabilitation medicine physicians (physiatrists), are typically covered by health insurance. Learn more at www.OncologyRehabPartners.com.


U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15: Best Hospitals

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital and Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital placed 20th in pulmonology, 23rd in gynecology; 25th in diabetes and endocrinology and 49th in gastroenterology and GI surgery, plus 49th in ears, nose and throat in the national rankings. This is the first year the hospitals were nationally ranked in gastroenterology and GI surgery, and in ears, nose and throat.The hospitals also were recognized as high-performing in cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; geriatrics; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics and urology.

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Becker's 100 Great Community Hospitals

Category: Kelsey Hospital 
Becker's Hospital Review has named its 2014 edition of "100 Great Community Hospitals," a list based on community hospitals' accolades, quality and service to their communities.

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Recipient of the Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience 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 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 Coronary Intervention™

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® Patient Safety Excellence Award and Outstanding Patient Experience 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: Spectrum Health 
Spectrum Health was again named one of the nation's 15 top health systems in an annual study analyzing national health care quality and safety performance. This is the fourth time Spectrum Health has received this honor. In addition, it was the only health system in Michigan to be named in the Truven 15 Top Health Systems® study.

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Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals for coronary intervention™

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 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 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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Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal 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 for General Surgery™

Category: Spectrum Health 
Spectrum Health was again named one of the nation's 15 top health systems in an annual study analyzing national health care quality and safety performance. This is the fourth time Spectrum Health has received this honor. In addition, it was the only health system in Michigan to be named in the Truven 15 Top Health Systems® study.

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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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Top 15 Medicare Health Insurance Plans

Category: Priority Health 
Priority Health’s HMO plan ranked 48th out of 507 health plans nationally by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), putting them in the top 9.5% of all health plans in the country. The NCQA ranked Priority Health Medicaid HMOs as 11th in the country.

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Wellness Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Category: Priority Health 
Priority Health becomes the only health plan in Michigan to earn wellness accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

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Healthgrades® Cardiac 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Coronary Interventional Procedures

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.

Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Back 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.

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 the Top 5% 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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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® Gastrointestinal 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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Healthgrades® General 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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Named by Healthgrades® Among Top 5% in the Nation for Overall GI 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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Named by Healthgrades® Among the Top 5% in the Nation for General 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 Colorectal Surgeries

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 GI Bleed

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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Recipient of the Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience 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 15% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience

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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Recipient of the Healthgrades® Patient Safety 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 Patient Safety

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 Health 
Spectrum Health was again named one of the nation's 15 top health systems in an annual study analyzing national health care quality and safety performance. This is the fourth time Spectrum Health has received this honor. In addition, it was the only health system in Michigan to be named in the Truven 15 Top Health Systems® study.

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Recipient of the Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award™

Category: Zeeland Community Health 
Spectrum Health was again named one of the nation's 15 top health systems in an annual study analyzing national health care quality and safety performance. This is the fourth time Spectrum Health has received this honor. In addition, it was the only health system in Michigan to be named in the Truven 15 Top Health Systems® study.

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

Category: Zeeland Community Health 
Spectrum Health was again named one of the nation's 15 top health systems in an annual study analyzing national health care quality and safety performance. This is the fourth time Spectrum Health has received this honor. In addition, it was the only health system in Michigan to be named in the Truven 15 Top Health Systems® study.

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

Category: Zeeland Community Health 
Spectrum Health was again named one of the nation's 15 top health systems in an annual study analyzing national health care quality and safety performance. This is the fourth time Spectrum Health has received this honor. In addition, it was the only health system in Michigan to be named in the Truven 15 Top Health Systems® study.

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

Category: Zeeland Community Health 
Spectrum Health was again named one of the nation's 15 top health systems in an annual study analyzing national health care quality and safety performance. This is the fourth time Spectrum Health has received this honor. In addition, it was the only health system in Michigan to be named in the Truven 15 Top Health Systems® study.

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Recipient of the Healthgrades® Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Category: Zeeland Community Health 
Spectrum Health was again named one of the nation's 15 top health systems in an annual study analyzing national health care quality and safety performance. This is the fourth time Spectrum Health has received this honor. In addition, it was the only health system in Michigan to be named in the Truven 15 Top Health Systems® study.

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

Category: Zeeland Community Health 
Spectrum Health was again named one of the nation's 15 top health systems in an annual study analyzing national health care quality and safety performance. This is the fourth time Spectrum Health has received this honor. In addition, it was the only health system in Michigan to be named in the Truven 15 Top Health Systems® study.

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Sepsis

Category: United Hospital
Spectrum Health was again named one of the nation's 15 top health systems in an annual study analyzing national health care quality and safety performance. This is the fourth time Spectrum Health has received this honor. In addition, it was the only health system in Michigan to be named in the Truven 15 Top Health Systems® study.

Patient-Centered Medical Home Designation

Category: Spectrum Health Medical Group 
Forty-nine Spectrum Health practices have been designated patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) for 2014 by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The designation period runs from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

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Patient engagement award from Becker’s Hospital Review and Axial Exchange award for patient engagement

Category: United Hospital 
Patient engagement award from Becker’s Hospital Review and Axial Exchange award for patient engagement, recognized as one of the top 15 hospitals in the state of
Michigan.

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Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service (Finalist)

Category: Healthier Communities
Sponsored by The Baxter International Foundation and the American Hospital Association (AHA) and Health Research & Educational Trust


Latina Women of West Michigan Alas Latinas Award - Maria Cruz Delgado

Category: Healthier Communities