Awards, Big Rapids Hospital

Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital Earns National Ranking

Hospital named a top performer for quality and safety by Vizient.

Big Rapids Hospital

BIG RAPIDS, Mich., September 26, 2022 – Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital has been recognized as a top performer in the 2022 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Ranking by Vizient, Inc.

Big Rapids Hospital was ranked in the top 4% of 268 Vizient members in the community hospitals cohort and was recognized for demonstrating excellence in delivering high-quality care based on the Vizient quality and accountability study, which has been conducted annually since 2005.

“We’re very excited to earn this distinction and we applaud our quality, safety and clinical teams who continue to excel in delivering compassionate and excellent care,” said Carolyn Leja, chief nursing officer at Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals.

The Vizient quality and accountability ranking measures performance on the quality of patient care in six domains: safety, mortality, effectiveness, efficiency, patient centeredness and equity.

The rankings help participating hospitals and health systems understand their performance against their peers and identifies structures and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity. The recognition period is for work spanning July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

“Hospitals today are using data and analytics to help them more effectively deliver superior clinical outcomes and patient experiences,” said David Levine, group senior vice president, advanced analytics and product management at Vizient. “As a Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Top Performer, Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital has demonstrated a successful leadership style, a shared sense of purpose, a focus on results, and a culture of collaboration, accountability and adaptability. We congratulate them on their achievement.”


About Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan.

People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.

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