Awards, Kelsey Hospital
Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital Earns National Recognition
Leapfrog names facility a Top Rural Hospital for outstanding quality and safety.
LAKEVIEW, Mich., December 7, 2021– Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital was named a Top Rural Hospital by The Leapfrog Group.
Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers recognized as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality.
“I’m so happy for our team to be recognized for their outstanding performance,” said Andrea Leslie, president of Spectrum Health United, Kelsey, Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals. “This rating reflects the quality-of-care Kelsey Hospital’s team members provide the community. We’re all very excited and honored.”
Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award. Kelsey Hospital was one of 23 hospitals across the country to be named a Top Rural Hospital. Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital was also awarded the distinction.
A total of 149 top hospitals nationwide were selected as Top Hospitals, including:
- 8 Top Children’s
- 46 Top General
- 23 Top Rural
- 72 Top Teaching
The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, surgery, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication and other errors.
“We are pleased to recognize Kelsey Hospital as a Top Rural Hospital this year,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Even with the continued strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kelsey Hospital has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to excellent health care in the Lakeview community. We congratulate the board, leadership, staff and clinicians who put their patients first.”
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2021 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
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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