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, 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 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,300 medical staff experts, 3,300 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, 155 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 $585 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2019. 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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Media Relations
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Email: bruce.rossman@spectrumhealth.org