Spectrum Health System

Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital Named to Top 20 Critical Access Hospital List

October 15, 2012

Lakeview, MI October 15, 2012 – Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital in Lakeview was recently named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals (CAHs) for Patient Perspective in the country.

The top 20 critical access hospitals, including Kelsey Hospital scored best among critical access hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index for Patient Perspective. The list was announced Sept. 28 during the National Rural Health Association’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

The top 20 critical access hospitals have achieved success in one of three key areas of performance:

  • Quality index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across the five categories of Hospital Compare Process of Care measures.
  • Patient perspective index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank on two Hospital Compare HCAHPS measures (“Overall Rating” and “Highly Recommend)”.
  • Financial stability index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank on a set of balance sheet and income statement financial ratios.

“Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital is proud of the efforts of its physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,” said Brian Brasser, chief nursing and operating officer, Kelsey Hospital. “Our results as a top critical access hospital means our community can count on us to deliver the services they need now and in the future.”

About Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of nine hospitals including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, a state of the art children’s hospital that opened in January 2011, and 190 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group and West Michigan Heart, physician groups totaling more than 700 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with 600,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer with more than 18,000 employees. The organization provided $176.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.

About the National Rural Health Association

NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. NRHA membership is made up of 21,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health. For more information, visit www.RuralHealthWeb.org.

About iVantage Health Analytics

iVantage Health Analytics, Inc.™ is a privately held healthcare business intelligence and technology company. The company is a leading provider of information products serving an expansive healthcare industry. iVantage Health Analytics™ integrates diverse information with innovative delivery platforms to ensure customers’ timely, concise, and relevant strategic action. For more information, visit www.iVantageHealth.com.