Gerber Memorial Makes It Two In A Row With ‘Top Hospital’ Honors
FREMONT – For the second consecutive year, Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is a Top Rural Hospital in a national ranking that focuses on safety and quality outcomes, according to the Leapfrog Group, which announced the recognition today.
“Every one of our employees at Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is committed to the safety of our patients, to quality care and to the wellbeing of the families we serve, 24 hours a day, every day,” said Gerber Memorial President Randy Stasik. “Patient safety is at the core of everything we do, and we are thrilled to receive this Leapfrog recognition as a Top Rural Hospital for the second year in a row.”
The selection of Top Hospitals is based on...
...the results of the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. A 25-bed critical access hospital where more than 770 people work, Gerber Memorial received the Top Rural Hospital recognition for excelling in Leapfrog’s 2016 Top Hospitals Methodology.
Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors.
In 2016, Gerber Memorial was one of only 21 hospitals to receive the Top Rural Hospital recognition, out of 334 nationwide that reported for the Leapfrog survey. Altogether, Gerber Memorial joins only 115 hospitals across the United States as a Leapfrog Top Hospital in 2016, out of more than 1,800 that participated in Leapfrog’s 2016 report.
In 2015, Gerber Memorial was also recognized as a Top Rural Hospital in the Leapfrog Top Hospitals ranking.
“Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than three percent of hospitals nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With this honor, Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients across Newaygo County requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.”