Awards, Gerber Memorial Hospital

Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial receives 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award in national study

FREMONT, Mich. (Nov. 4, 2019) – Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is the recipient of a 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades, which conducts a national survey of hospitals across the United States.

In addition, Gerber Memorial Hospital was 5-star rated for sepsis outcomes.

“Being ranked among the best hospitals in the nation is an honor. It is a great reflection of the people who provide exceptional care at Spectrum Health,” said Gwen Sandefur, president, Spectrum Health Hospital Group.  “This recognition validates the excellent outcomes and care provided by our caregivers. It translates to better care and value for our West Michigan communities.”

The achievement is part of findings released this week in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation has on health outcomes.

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/.

For more information on all of Spectrum Health’s honors, please visit www.spectrumhealth.org.

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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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