Quality, Spectrum Health System

Spectrum Health Receives National Ranking from U.S. News & World Report

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., August 2, 2016 – Spectrum Health has been ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Hospitals 2016-17 rankings. It also was recognized as high-performing in six medical specialties.

Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital and Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital placed 39th in pulmonology in the national rankings. The hospitals also were recognized as high-performing in gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics and urology.

In addition to the specialties, U.S. News also ranked hospitals in areas called Common Adult Procedure and Condition Ratings. Blodgett and Butterworth hospitals were ranked as high performing in: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), knee replacement surgery, hip replacement surgery and lung cancer surgery.

“We are honored to be ranked among the best hospitals in the country and to have so many specialties and conditions considered high-performing,” said Christina Freese-Decker, president, Spectrum Health Hospital Group. “It is a tremendous reflection on our physicians and employees, and highlights our commitment to providing value and high quality care to West Michigan.”

“U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.

For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.

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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