Awards, Zeeland Community Hospital

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Earns Maternity Care Honors

ZEELAND, Mich., May 26, 2021 – Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital has earned a platinum designation for maternal care from the Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM).

MI AIM works with birthing hospitals to reduce and eliminate preventable maternal mortality and severe morbidity. Hospitals implement structured “safety bundle” plans to improve health outcomes for mothers to combat the leading causes of maternal mortality such as obstetric hemorrhage and severe hypertension.

“We’re very excited about the platinum designation and proud of our birthing center nurses, providers and the entire care team for keeping the safety of our parents and newborns the absolute highest priority,” said Linda Schaltz, chief nursing officer, Zeeland Community Hospital.

Safety bundle plans help hospitals by defining actionable protocols, education, equipment, and drills to prevent and treat serious maternal events.

The platinum designation is MI AIM’s highest rating. Hospital designations were announced May 25. Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital was one of seven Spectrum Health Hospitals to earn the Platinum designation. The others are:

  • Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids
  • United Hospital in Greenville
  • Gerber Memorial Hospital in Fremont
  • Pennock Hospital in Hastings
  • Big Rapids Hospital in Big Rapids
  • Lakeland Hospital in Niles

Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital and Spectrum Health Lakeland Saint Joseph Hospital earned gold level designation, the second highest ranking.

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.

Ashley Kiekintveld
Marketing and Communications
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