Awards, Zeeland Community Hospital

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital is Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement and Treatment of Sepsis

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Excels in Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement and Treatment of Sepsis Outcomes According to Healthgrades

Zeeland, MI (October 22, 2019) – Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital is 5-star rated for Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement and Treatment of Sepsis outcomes according to a national report released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, which underscores the importance of hospital quality to both consumers and hospital leaders. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and additional analyzes outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states.

Variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. From 2016-2018, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5-stars as a group, on average, 220,019 lives could potentially have been saved and 149,403 complications could potentially have been avoided.* A 5-star rating indicates that Zeeland Community Hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

Additionally, from 2016 through 2018, patients having Total Knee Replacement in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average, a 71.2 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals with 1 star.*

“Consumers have many choices when it comes to choosing a hospital where to receive care and the choice can be a matter of life and death,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “The hospitals that have been recognized as 5-star rated for specific procedures and conditions stand out above the rest for the ongoing dedication and commitment to providing exceptional care to their patients.”


“These accomplishments demonstrate our ongoing work to embed safety and quality into every fabric of our culture including mindset, words and actions,” said Ron Lewis, President, Zeeland Community Hospital. “Our exceptional and engaged team of care givers go the extra mile to deliver the safest care possible to every patient, every time.”

Zeeland Community Hospital was recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2017-2020)
  • Five Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2018-2020)
  • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 13 Years in a Row (2008-2020)

Zeeland Community Hospital was also recognized earlier this year for the 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience and the Patient Safety Excellence Awards.

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. View the full list of Specialty Excellence AwardTM recipients here. The complete Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

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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