Zeeland Community Hospital
National Study: Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital is Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure, Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement and Treatment of Sepsis
Zeeland, MI (October 23, 2018) – Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital is 5-star rated for Treatment of Heart Failure and Sepsis as well as Total Knee and Total Hip Replacement according to a study released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of new findings and data featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions, as well as tracking outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.*
Variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2015 through 2017, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars as a group, then on average 222,210 lives could potentially have been saved and 157,210 in-hospital complications could potentially have been avoided.* A 5-star rating indicates that Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
Additionally, from 2015 through 2017, patients having Total Knee Replacement in hospitals with 5 stars have, on average, a 70.5 percent lower risk of experience a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals with 1 star.*
Similarly, patients treated for Heart Failure in hospitals with 5 stars for in-hospital mortality have, on average, a 61.7 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals with 1 star for in-house mortality.*
“It is an honor to receive Healthgrades’ top rating for the treatment of heart failure, total knee replacement, total hip replacement and sepsis,” said Ron Lewis, President, Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital. “While clinical performance varies across organizations, this recognition reflects Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital’s consistent and dependable commitment to providing the safest and highest-quality care. It is a direct result of our team’s daily dedication to caring for the community.”
Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital was recognized for the following clinical achievements:
- Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 3 Years in a Row (2017-2019)
- Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2017-2019)
- Five Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2018-2019)
- Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 12 Years in a Row (2008-2019)
Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital was also recognized with the Outstanding Patient Experience Award for 11 Years in a Row (2009-2018).
“Clinical quality varies significantly between hospitals, so it’s important for consumers to use information about outcomes to assess where to receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “These 5-star ratings for Treatment of Heart Failure and Sepsis, Total Hip and Knee Replacement showcases the expertise and commitment of Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital to their patients.”
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for almost 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality/.
* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.
Spectrum Health System, a not-for-profit, integrated health system, is committed to improving the health and wellness of our communities. We live our mission every day with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,600 medical staff experts, 3,300 committed volunteers and a health plan serving 1 million members. Our talented physicians and caregivers are privileged to offer a full continuum of care and wellness services to our communities through 14 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 150 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. We pursue health care solutions for today and tomorrow that diversify our offerings. Locally-governed and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our health system provided $585 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $30 million in philanthropy in the most recent fiscal year to support research, academics, innovation and clinical care. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM.
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