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Spectrum Health United Hospital Named to 100 Top Hospitals List

GREENVILLE, Mich., July 6, 2022 – Spectrum Health United Hospital has been named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® list placing it among the top performing small community hospitals in the country. It’s the ninth time United Hospital has been recognized with this honor.

The annual list was announced June 30 and published by Fortune. United Hospital was the only hospital in West Michigan to make the 2022 list.

“We’re beyond thrilled with this distinction,” said Andrea Leslie, president of United, Kelsey, Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals. “I’m so happy for our entire team for this achievement. I’m especially proud of our clinical team members who continually serve our patients and community with compassionate and excellent care.”

The annual 100 top hospitals list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health. Merative, formerly IBM Watson Health, established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.

Merative, a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry, has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 2,650 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S.

Recognition as one of the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals demonstrates United Hospital’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care. According to Merative, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency departments, inpatient expenses, profitability and ratings from patients.

The Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals lists also incorporates a community health measure into its ranking process. For the community health measure, hospitals were surveyed across three components:  1) assessing hospital contributions to community health as a provider of critical services for community health and preventive care; 2) identifying ways that hospitals contribute to community health as a community partner teaming up with local organizations to implement critical programs; and 3) focusing on ways that hospitals promote community health through their practices as anchor institutions supporting local economic and social progress. The community health measure is weighted equally with other ranking measures.

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About Spectrum Health

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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