Awards


Governor’s Service Awards Names Spectrum Health A Corporate Community Leader

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 6, 2019 – Spectrum Health has been recognized as a Corporate Community Leader by Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Community Service Commission. This year’s ceremony took place last night at the Detroit Opera House. The health system was among 43 individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations that were selected for their […]



Spectrum Health Receives Award for Initiative to Decrease Adult Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock Mortality

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 28, 2019 – The Michigan Hospital Association, or MHA, has awarded Spectrum Health with its Advancing Safe Care Award for reducing severe sepsis/septic shock mortality. Created in 2018, the award honors health care teams within MHA-member hospitals that demonstrate a fierce commitment to providing care to different patient populations, show evidence […]



Spectrum Health President & CEO Tina Freese Decker Named a 2019 Crain’s Health Care Hero

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 4, 2019 – Crain’s Detroit Business has named Spectrum Health President & CEO Tina Freese Decker a 2019 Health Care Hero. According to the award announcement, Crain’s Health Care Heroes “honors health care professionals who go above and beyond to change the lives of their patients, their institutions and the communities […]



Spectrum Health Distribution Center Recognized for Excellence in Recycling

LANSING, Mich., May 24, 2019 –  At its 37th Annual Conference in Ann Arbor last week, the Michigan Recycling Coalition recognized the Spectrum Health Distribution Center and the Delta County Solid Waste Authority manager, Don Pyle for excellence in recycling in an award ceremony. In 2018, the Distribution Center committed to become the first Spectrum […]



Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Recognized by Healthgrades for Outstanding Patient Experience

Zeeland, MI  (May 14, 2019) – Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital announces being recognized for two distinctions in quality excellence from Healthgrades: the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. Released annually by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, these awards recognize the […]



Several Spectrum Health Hospitals Named to the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals List

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich, March 4, 2019– Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Blodgett Hospital, Zeeland Community Hospital and Lakeland Health (now Spectrum Health Lakeland) were named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM. Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals, this study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on […]



Spectrum Health Achieves Magnet® Designation for Third Time

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 27, 2019 – Spectrum Health Grand Rapids has earned the prestigious Magnet® designation for exceptional nursing for a third time. The American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program is the highest international distinction a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence and outstanding patient care. Magnet hospitals are designated for […]



Modern Healthcare names Tina Freese Decker one of Top 25 Women Leaders in Health Care

Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 21, 2019 – Spectrum Health is proud to announce that President & CEO Tina Freese Decker was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2019’s Top 25 Women Leaders. Profiles of all the winners are featured in the Feb. 18, 2019, print issue of Modern Healthcare and at ModernHealthcare.com/topwomenexecs. The biennial […]



Spectrum Health Grand Rapids Hospitals Receive America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ for 5th Year in a Row

Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 12, 2019 – Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital and Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital have received the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ for a fifth consecutive year (2015-2019).  The distinction places these hospitals in the top one percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide, for consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance […]



Spectrum Health Foundation President honored at Annual National Philanthropy Day Celebration

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 15, 2018 – The Association of Fundraising Professionals West Michigan Chapter (AFPWM) has named Vicki Weaver as the recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional at the 32nd annual National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) luncheon on Nov. 15. “Vicki has made it her life’s work to support our community […]



Spectrum Health Foundation Names Art of Giving Award Recipients

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 18, 2018–The Spectrum Health Foundation honored Dr. James and Gail Fahner with its Art of Giving Award at the Foundation’s Annual Celebration of Philanthropy Thank You Dinner on September 27. Established in 1989, the award is presented annually to individuals demonstrating extraordinary volunteer service, leadership and commitment to improving the health […]



American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recognizes Pediatric ICU at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 2, 2018 – The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is the only pediatric critical care unit in the State of Michigan with […]