We are really blessed with top quality health care in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Spectrum Health-Blodgett and Butterworth, Mercy Health-St. Mary's, and Metro Health, along with the specialty services of the heart and cancer centers, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Hauenstein Neuroscience Center, and more, offer world class care that patients from around the world seek and use.

In Grand Rapids, our pride regarding local health care,  sometimes thought of as "our little secret," have now been recognized nationally.

Both Spectrum Health-Blodgett and Butterworth, and Mercy Health-St. Mary's have been name to the renowned Truven Health Analytics annual 100 Top Hospitals® study.  By the way, hospitals do not apply for consideration, and winners do not pay to market this honor.

Truven Health Analytics says: "Our 2016 award winners are transforming their organizations to meet new challenges. That focus on transformation and innovation has become a blueprint for forward momentum and the ongoing journey to excellence."

Based on the results of this year’s study, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

  • Nearly 104,000 additional lives could be saved
  • Nearly 48,400 additional patients could be complication-free
  • More than $2 billion in inpatient costs could be saved
  • The typical patient could be released from the hospital one-half day sooner and would have 2 percent fewer expenses related to the complete episode of care than the median patient in the U.S.
  • Nearly 245,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days
  • Patients would spend 10 minutes less in hospital emergency departments per visit

Congratulations Spectrum and Mercy Health. You're in very lofty company of world renown hospitals and medical communities in the US.

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