Awards, Continuing Care

Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Center Kalamazoo Avenue Awarded as One of Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes 2022

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 16, 2021 – Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Center Kalamazoo Avenue has been recognized on Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes 2022 list.

The Spectrum Health facility ranked second in the state of Michigan and first in West Michigan based on key performance data, peer recommendations, and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list can be viewed on Newsweek’s website.

“This award is a source of pride for a team known for always putting patients’ best interests in the forefront of their decision-making and for their commitment to keeping patients, residents, visitors and each other safe in the midst of a pandemic,” said Kim Smith, senior director, Spectrum Health Rehab & Nursing Centers.

Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Center Kalamazoo Avenue is a five-star CMS facility. This is a rating calculated from a nursing home’s performance in more than a dozen quality measures. This facility is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in the areas of brain injury and stroke.

The Best Nursing Homes 2022 ranking lists the best nursing homes in the 25 states with the highest population size according to The United States Census Bureau. The list evaluates the best nursing homes according to key performance data, peer recommendations, and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Selecting the right nursing home for a family member has always been difficult and never more so than during the age of COVID-19,” wrote Nancy Cooper, global editor in chief, Newsweek, in an editorial accompanying the rankings. “This year our ranking lists the 450 top facilities across 25 states. If you need to choose a place for a loved one, we hope this list of Best Nursing Homes will help make that decision easier and the burden, lighter.”

 

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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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Media Relations
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