Spectrum Health Medical Group

Spectrum Health Primary Care Services Receives Governor’s Award of Excellence for Third Consecutive Year

Spectrum Health Primary Care’Partners has been honored by the state for the third year in a row for their quality improvement efforts.

The “Governor’s Award of Excellence” honors the primary care physician offices in Michigan that are actively engaged in quality improvement and patient safety initiatives to enhance patient care.’ Award winners focused their quality improvement efforts in the areas of preventive care and chronic disease management during 2007.

“These award recipients are committed to providing Michigan citizens with high quality health care,” said Governor Granholm.

This year 180 physician offices received this award, including 10 of the Spectrum Health Primary Care Partners:

  • Spectrum Health Primary Care Partners
    Alpine Center for Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Family Practice
    Grand Rapids, MI
  • Spectrum Health Primary Care Partners
    Applewood Family Practice
    Sparta, MI
  • Spectrum Health Primary Care Partners
    Campustowne Family Practice
    Allendale, MI
  • Spectrum Health Primary Care Partners
    Grandville Family Practice
    Wyoming, MI
  • Spectrum Health Primary Care Partners
    Grandville Internal Medicine
    Wyoming, MI
  • Spectrum Health Primary Care Partners
    Kalamazoo Center for Internal Medicine
    Kentwood, MI
  • Spectrum Health Primary Care Partners
    Kentwood Family Practice
    Kentwood, MI
  • Spectrum Health Primary Care Partners
    South Pavilion Internal Medicine
    Grand Rapids, MI
  • Spectrum Health Primary Care Partners
    Sparta Family Practice
    Sparta, MI
  • Spectrum Health Primary Care Partners
    Summit Park Center for Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
    Grand Rapids, MI

“We know that our physicians, providers and staff are delivering top quality care to their patients. We have set high standards for ourselves and carefully monitor our results. It is great to be publicly recognized for the success of our efforts,” said Kenneth J. Fawcett, Jr., M.D., medical director, Spectrum Health Primary Care Partners.

The Governor’s Awards recognize quality improvements in a number of clinical areas that are designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. These topics include preventive care, diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and cancer screening. Primary Care Partners has received the Governor’s Award every year since 2005. Other Spectrum Health entities also have received the quality awards since they were established in 2003.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through its seven hospitals, more than 140 service sites and 560,000-member health plan, Priority Health.’ Spectrum Health’s 14,000 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 2,000 volunteers are committed to delivering the highest quality care to those in medical need.’ The organization provided $98.6 million in community benefit during its 2007 fiscal year. Spectrum Health has earned more than 50 national awards during the past 10 years.