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2017 Awards & Accolades

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Category: Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

U.S. News & World Report has again included Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in its Best Children’s Hospital rankings, with a total of six specialty areas being recognized in 2017-18: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. This is the sixth year the children’s hospital has been included.


Spectrum Health Hospitals Butterworth Hospital Awarded Comprehensive Stroke Certification by Total Joint Commission 

Category: Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health Hospitals Butterworth Hospital is now a Comprehensive Stroke Certified location. As a Joint Commission-accredited and certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and leading provider of comprehensive stroke care, Spectrum Health is committed to fostering better outcomes for stroke patients.


15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson Health™.

Category: Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health was again named one of the nation’s 15 top health systems—and in the top five among the largest health systems—in 2017 by Truven Health Analytics® (part of IBM Watson Health™), based on key performance measures on inpatient outcomes, process of care, extended outcomes, efficiency and patient experience. This is the sixth time the organization has received this recognition.

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“B” Hospital Safety Score for Spring 2017 from The Leapfrog Group

Category: Spectrum Health Pennock

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“A” Hospital Safety Score for Spring 2017 from The Leapfrog Group  

Category: Spectrum Health Hospitals Butterworth Hospital (Grand Rapids Medical Center), Big Rapids, Spectrum Health Hospitals Blodgett Hospital, Ludington Hospital, United Hospital, Zeeland Community Hospital

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Healthgrades® 2017 America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ 

Category: Spectrum Health

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Healthgrades® 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 

Category: Spectrum Health

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2016 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service

Category: Spectrum Health

As one of the most revered community service awards in healthcare, the Foster G. McGaw Prize recognizes the achievements of hospitals and health systems and inspires strong partnerships that significantly improve the health and well-being of their communities.

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2016 Hospital Charitable Services Award Program of Excellence - Strong Beginnings (Healthier Communities)

Category: Spectrum Health

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DIFS recommends Priority Health HMO plan as Michigan's benchmark health insurance plan for 2017

Category: Priority Health

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Healthgrades® America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital
 Spectrum Health Butterworth and Blodgett hospitals were recognized as among America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Cardiac Care, Coronary Intervention, Pulmonary Care, Gastrointestinal Care, General Surgery and Critical Care.

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Healthgrades® Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Healthgrades® America's 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery™ in 2017 

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Healthgrades® Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ 

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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 Cardiology Services in 2017

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


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Coronary Bypass Surgery

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Coronary Interventional Procedures

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Healthgrades® Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ 

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Named by Healthgrades® Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement in 2017 

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Total Hip Replacement in 2017

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Hip Fracture Treatment

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Healthgrades® Stroke Care Excellence Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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 Treatment of Stroke 

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Healthgrades® Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ 

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Named by Healthgrades® Among the Top 5% 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


Healthgrades® 2017 Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

Named by Healthgrades® Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Vascular Surgery in 2017 

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Carotid Surgery

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Healthgrades® Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Healthgrades® General Surgery Excellence Award™ 

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Named by Healthgrades® Among the 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


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Small Intestine Surgeries in 2017

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Colorectal Surgeries

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital

Healthgrades® Critical Care Excellence Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Named by Healthgrades® Among the Top 5% 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


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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies in 2017

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


Recipient of the Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award™

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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

Category: Butterworth Hospital and Blodgett Hospital


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

Category: Zeeland Community Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Total Knee Replacement

Category: Zeeland Community Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Pneumonia

Category: Zeeland Community Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Sepsis

Category: Zeeland Community Hospital


Recipient of the Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award™

Category: Zeeland Community Hospital


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

 Category: Zeeland Community Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Pneumonia

Category: United Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Sepsis 

Category: United Hospital


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

Category: United Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Stroke 

Category: Ludington Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Total Knee Replacement 

Category: Gerber Memorial Hospital


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

Category: Gerber Memorial Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Sepsis 

Category: Gerber Memorial Hospital


Five-Star Recipient from Healthgrades® for Treatment of Sepsis 

Category: Big Rapids Hospital