Awards, Zeeland Community Hospital

Corewell Health Zeeland Hospital Awarded ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade

Corewell Health™ Zeeland Hospital, formerly Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital, has earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group.

This national distinction celebrates Zeeland Hospital’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors.

This is the 13th consecutive “A” grade for Zeeland Hospital dating back to 2016.

“We are honored that the Leapfrog Group has recognized our continued commitment to making safety our top priority,” said Linda Schaltz, chief nursing officer, Zeeland Hospital. “The A rating recognizes our team’s dedication to embedding safety into everything we do, which results in excellent outcomes for our patients and community.”

The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization with a 10-year history of assigning letter grades to general hospitals throughout the United States, based on a hospital’s ability to prevent medical errors and harm to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent, and free to the public. Hospital Safety Grade results are based on more than 30 national performance measures and are updated each fall and spring.

“I applaud the hospital leadership and workforce for their strong commitment to safety and transparency,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “An ‘A’ Safety Grade is a sign that hospitals are continuously evaluating their performance, so that they can best protect patients. Your hospital team should be extremely proud of their dedication and achievement.”

People are at the heart of everything we do, and the inspiration for our long and continuing legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Our award-winning team improves health, inspires hope and saves lives across 13 counties in West Michigan. We bring together 11 hospitals—including Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, with expert care from 350+ pediatric specialists in 70+ specialties and programs—three rehabilitation and nursing centers, 120 outpatient sites and telehealth services. We are proud to work with 4,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, including Spectrum Health Medical Group, one of the largest and most comprehensive multispecialty physician groups in West Michigan.

Contact:
Sara Donkersloot
Corporate Communications Manager
Office: 616.772.5768
Mobile: 616.886.0580
Email: sara.donkersloot@spectrumhealth.org