Spectrum Health Reed City Campus Named Best Acute Care Hospitals Award Recipient

Spectrum Health Reed City Campus has been named a recipient of the Total Benchmark Solution Best Acute Care Hospitals Award for 2005. It is based upon quality measure data provided by U.S. health care organizations to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) during 2005.

The award uses data from the CMS Quality Initiative that desires to refine and standardize hospital data, data transmission, and performance measures in order to construct a single robust, prioritized and standard quality measure set for hospitals. The ultimate goal is that all private and public purchasers, oversight and accrediting entities, payers and providers of hospital care use the same measures in their public reporting activities.

Total Benchmark Solutions loaded the data obtained from CMS into its proprietary Quality Benchmark Solution application to provide the rankings of hospitals within various peer groups. TBS determined the Best Acute Care Hospitals by benchmarking and ranking all hospitals nationwide on 18 core measures for the data provided for the January 2005 to December 2005 timeframe.

“Quality should be at the forefront when providing health care and it’s an honor that Spectrum Health Reed City Campus is among the nation’s best acute care hospitals. I believe that our physicians’ and staff’s commitment to quality care is unparalleled in this region,” said Thomas Kaufman, CEO of Spectrum Health Reed City Campus.

“Using Total Benchmark Solution’s proprietary Quality Benchmark Solution tools, TBS has analyzed all the relevant CMS Quality Measures and found that Spectrum Health Reed City Campus has clearly demonstrated its capabilities as a top quality performing hospital in the areas of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia care,” said Bradley Petersen, TBS chairman and founder. “Reed City’s rankings show that they are taking the right steps towards improving the quality of care in Reed City and throughout the region,” added Petersen.

Spectrum Health Reed City Campus is a 25-bed acute care hospital located in Reed City, MI that has adopted the Planetree approach to care giving. A model of patient centered care in a healing environment, staff is committed to improving medical care from the patient’s perspective, empowering patients and families through education, information and encouraging healing partnerships with caregivers. Spectrum Health Reed City Campus offers a newly renovated emergency department with private treatment rooms, an expanded medical imaging department, a regional cancer treatment center and an Eden Care award-winning 54-bed skilled nursing facility. Spectrum Health Reed City Campus has been recognized for its quality care by the Michigan Quality Improvement Organization and has earned the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital Setting for three consecutive years, the Total Benchmark Solution quality award for 2005 and the 2006 VHA Leadership Award for clinical excellence.