Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital Receives Governor’s Award and Governor’s Recognition of Excellence

Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital has received recognition for improving care and hospital performance.

For the fourth consecutive year, Reed City Hospital has earned the Governor’s Award of Excellence. The most recent award was for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Critical Access Hospital setting specifically in the areas of medication safety and clinical performance. A Critical Access Hospital is a rural, community hospital that is certified to receive cost-based reimbursement from Medicare.

Medication safety and clinical performance are two of the clinical areas designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Clinical performance recognition was for acute myocardial infarction (AMI/heart attack), heart failure, pneumonia and surgical continuous improvement process.

Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital was also awarded the Governor’s Recognition of Excellence for being a top performer. Only 15 hospitals in the state received this honor. Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital and Kelsey Hospital in Lakeview represented Spectrum Health as hospital recipients. Recognition of Excellence was awarded for being a top-performing hospital in the areas of clinical performance and AMI/heart attack transfers.

The awards are given by Gov. Jennifer Granholm in conjunction with Michigan’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, MPRO. The Governor and MPRO have partnered since 2003 to honor hospitals for their efforts to embrace best practices.

“These awards demonstrate our continued commitment to the best quality of care,” says Barb Cote, director, total quality management, Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital. “It’s an honor to be recognized and acknowledges our commitment to patients.”