Awards, Zeeland Community Hospital

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Earns National Ranking for Quality and Safety

ZEELAND, Mich., September 26, 2022 – Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital has been recognized as a top performer in the 2022 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Ranking by Vizient, Inc.

Zeeland Community Hospital was ranked in the top 3% of 268 Vizient members in the community hospitals cohort and was recognized for demonstrating excellence in delivering high-quality care based on the Vizient quality and accountability study, which has been conducted annually since 2005.

“We’re very excited to earn this distinction and we applaud our quality, safety and clinical teams who continue to excel in delivering compassionate and excellent care,” said Linda Schaltz, chief nursing officer, Zeeland Community Hospital. “This accomplishment demonstrates our ongoing work to embed safety and quality into every fabric of our culture including mindset, words and actions.”

The Vizient quality and accountability ranking measures performance on the quality of patient care in six domains: safety, mortality, effectiveness, efficiency, patient centeredness and equity.

The rankings help participating hospitals and health systems understand their performance against their peers and identifies structures and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity. The recognition period is for work spanning July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

“Hospitals today are using data and analytics to help them more effectively deliver superior clinical outcomes and patient experiences,” said David Levine, group senior vice president, advanced analytics and product management at Vizient. “As a Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Top Performer, Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital has demonstrated a successful leadership style, a shared sense of purpose, a focus on results, and a culture of collaboration, accountability and adaptability. We congratulate them on their achievement.”

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