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2016 Awards & Accolades

15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics™

Category: Spectrum Health
Spectrum Health was again named one of the 15 top health systems and one of the five top large health systems in the nation by Truven Health, based on key performance measures in quality, safety and patient satisfaction. 

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Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Designated Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care

Category: Zeeland Community Hospital
In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality, affordable maternity care, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announced that Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital has been designated as one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

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Among the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™

Category: Butterworth, Blodgett and Zeeland Community hospitals
Spectrum Health's Butterworth and Blodgett Hospitals and Zeeland Community Hospital have been named among the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™, which annually measures the cost and quality of health care.

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"A" rating on the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Spectrum Health hospitals ranked very well in the latest quality rankings issued by The Leapfrog Group.

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HDI Service Improvement Award at the worldwide conference FUSION for its innovative service catalog

Category: Spectrum Health


2015 Candidate Experience (CandE) Award

Category: Spectrum Health Recruitment Teams
Talent Board, a nonprofit organization focused on the promotion and data benchmark research of a quality candidate experience, announced the winners of the 2015 North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards during the Second Annual Candidate Experience Symposium, held at the Hilton Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas. Overall, 50 winners representing a wide range of industry sectors and sizes were recognized and celebrated for providing their job applicants with a stellar candidate experience.

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"Transforming HR" award at JiveWorld's annual conference for InSite's MyLife

Category: Spectrum Health

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American Hospital Association NOVA Award

Category: Spectrum Health Healthier Communities


Among the 101 Most Sustainable Businesses in Michigan

Category: Priority Health, Spectrum Health Hospital Group

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Healthgrades® America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Becker's 100 Great Hospitals in America

Category: Butterworth Hospital
The hospitals on this list are well known for a multitude of reasons, such as having a strong history of innovation, providing top-notch care to patients, leading clinical advancement with forward-thinking research or holding an irreplaceable spot in their communities.

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Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards

Category: Spectrum Health, Butterworth, Blodgett, Big Rapids, Kelsey, Ludington, Reed City, United, Zeeland Community hospitals and Gerber Memorial
The 2016 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award winners were announced at the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards Gala on the evening of May 19 in conjunction with CleanMed 2016 in Dallas, Texas.

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Healthgrades® 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals™ is based solely on clinical quality outcomes and it rewards excellence over a multi-year time period. This premier distinction provides a measure of confidence for consumers.

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Healthgrades® 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence are hospitals rated in the top 5% in the nation with the lowest risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates across at least 21 of 32 common conditions and procedures. Patients treated in hospitals receiving the Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence Award have, on average, a lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the designation.

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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Healthgrades® Cardiac Care Excellence Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Healthgrades® Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Healthgrades® Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Named by Healthgrades® among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Named by Healthgrades® Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Coronary Bypass Surgery

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Coronary Interventional Procedures

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Heart Attack

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Healthgrades® 2016 Joint Replacement Excellence Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Named by Healthgrades® Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades™ for Total Knee Replacement

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Hip Fracture Treatment

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Back Surgery

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Healthgrades® Stroke Care Excellence Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Neurosurgery

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Stroke

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Healthgrades® Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Named by Healthgrades® Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Pulmonary Services

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Pneumonia

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Carotid Surgery

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Healthgrades® Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Healthgrades® General Surgery Excellence Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Named by Healthgrades® Among Top 5% in the Nation for Overall GI Services

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Named by Healthgrades® Among the Top 5% in the Nation for GI Medical Treatment

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Colorectal Surgeries

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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Healthgrades® Critical Care Excellence Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Sepsis

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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"A" ratings on the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group

Category: Big Rapids Hospital and Ludington Hospital


Recipient of the Healthgrades® Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Category: Ludington Hospital

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"National Rural Health Association selected Spectrum Health Pennock as one of the Top 20 Rural Hospitals in America based on hospital strength index compiled by iVantage Health Analytics"

Category: Pennock


Recipient of the Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award™

Category: Big Rapids Hospital and Ludington Hospital


Recipient of the Healthgrades® Patient Safety Excellence Award™

Category: Zeeland Community Hospital

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"Blue Distinction® Maternity Care designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for providing high-quality and affordable maternity care"

Category: Butterworth, Pennock, Gerber, United, Big Rapids and Zeeland Community hospitals

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Pneumonia

Category: Zeeland Community Hospital

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Sepsis

Category: Zeeland Community Hospital

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Pneumonia

Category: United Hospital

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction

Category: United Hospital

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Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Sepsis

Category: United Hospital

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Recognition by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for exemplary performance on cost and quality through the Patient-Centered Medical Home - Neighbor Program

Category: Spectrum Health Medical Group

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Priority Health's Medicare Advantage HMO/POS plans awarded 4.5 out of five stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the only plans in Michigan to earn this rating for five years; the MA PPO plan was awarded four out of five stars

Category: Priority Health

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Priority Health's Medicaid plan received highest ranking in all five categories in the 2016 Medicaid Health Plan Consumers Guide by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Category: Priority Health

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2016 Hermes Creative Awards Platinum for Brand Journalism

Category: Spectrum Health's Health Beat

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Winner of 2016 Aster Awards

Category: Spectrum Health's Health Beat

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WMPRSA PRoof Awards from the West Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society (WMSA)

Category: Spectrum Health's Health Beat, Spectrum Health

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded new Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings (four out of five stars) 

Category: United, Zeeland, Gerber Memorial, Reed City and Ludington hospitals

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded new Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings (three out of five stars) 

Category: Kelsey, Pennock, Big Rapids, Butterworth and Blodgett hospitals

Becker's Hospital Review's "50 Greenest Hospitals" 

Category: Blodgett Hospital 
The entire Spectrum Health system is dedicated to protecting the environment, with a 30 percent average recycling rate systemwide. 

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"A" Hospital Safety Score for Fall 2016 from The Leapfrog Group 

Category: Butterworth, Blodgett, Big Rapids, Ludington, United and Zeeland Community hospitals
Spectrum Health Blodgett, Butterworth, Big Rapids, Ludington, United and Zeeland hospitals were among 844 hospitals to receive an “A”, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States. 

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"B" Hospital Safety Score for Fall 2016 from The Leapfrog Group

Category: Pennock Hospital