Awards, Zeeland Community Hospital

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Receives 2017 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Ambulatory Surgery

ZEELAND, Mich., November 1, 2017 – Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital is pleased to announce it has been named a 2017 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience.

The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally-recognized symbol of achievement in health care. Presented annually, the award honors clients who consistently sustained performance in the top 5% of all Press Ganey clients for each reporting period during the course of one year.

The surgery team at Zeeland Community Hospital has recently made several process improvements that led to this honor. These changes include one patient to one nurse ratios, warm hand-offs, increased patient privacy, personalized welcoming white boards in each room, addressing patient’s biggest concern and offering healthy snacks.

“We are very proud of this award and the efforts of the entire surgery team,” said Ron Lewis, FACHE, President, Zeeland Community Hospital. “Delivering safe, personalized and patient-centered care is a top priority for us and this award validates why our community has learned to count on and trust us during life’s most crucial moments.”

According to Lewis, the award represents an important recognition from the industry’s leader in measuring, understanding and improving the patient experience.

“We are proud to partner with Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital,” said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey. “This award is a testament to the organization’s leadership in delivering patient-centered care. By achieving and sustaining this level of excellence, Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital continues to demonstrate their commitment to reducing patient suffering and advancing the overall quality of health care.”

About Press Ganey

Press Ganey is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care. With more than 30 years of experience, Press Ganey is recognized as a pioneer and thought leader in patient experience measurement and performance improvement solutions. Our mission is to help health care organizations reduce patient and caregiver suffering while improving the safety, quality and experience of care. For more information, visit www.pressganey.com.

 

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 180 ambulatory and service sites; 3,400 physicians and advanced practice providers, including 1,500 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan with 783,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 25,600 employees. The organization provided $372 million in community benefit during its 2017 fiscal year. Spectrum Health was 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 HealthTM. This is the sixth time the organization has received this recognition.

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Ashley Kiekintveld
Marketing and Communications
Phone: 616.748.3610
Email: ashley.kiekintveld@spectrumhealth.org