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Spectrum Health Hospitals Earn America Best Hospital Rankings and 5-Star Ratings

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich,. Oct. 23, 2018 – Several hospitals in the Spectrum Health system have received recognition for clinical excellence. Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital and Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital were among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for numerous service lines according to a national study by Healthgrades.

Spectrum Health Butterworth and Blodgett hospitals were named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care for a seventh consecutive year (2013-2019), America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care, General Surgery and Gastrointestinal Care for a sixth year in a row (2014-2019).  Spectrum Butterworth and Blodgett hospitals were also named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement in 2019.

In addition, Spectrum Big Rapids Hospital received 5-star ratings for pneumonia, sepsis and respiratory failure outcomes; Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Hospital and Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital were 5-star rated for sepsis outcomes; Spectrum Health United Hospital earned 5-star ratings for sepsis and respiratory failure outcomes; and Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital was 5-star rated for treatment of heart failure and sepsis as well as total knee and total hip replacement. Spectrum Health Butterworth and Blodgett hospitals also earned numerous 5-star and top five percent ratings.

The achievement is part of findings released today 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. Additionally, from 2015 through 2017, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award have, on average, a 63 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

Patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award have, on average, a 46 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

“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.”

“Hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 50 and 100 Best Hospitals for numerous service lines have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Consumers should consider hospital quality when navigating their care journeys, and these recognitions distinguish Spectrum Health hospitals in the marketplace.”

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.

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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Spectrum Health, 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 30,000 compassionate professionals, 4,100 medical staff experts, 3,200 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, 225 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 $457 million in community benefit in the last fiscal year. 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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