Reed City Hospital presented with Top Rural Hospital award

REED CITY — After being named a 2015 Top Rural Hospital in the State of Michigan in November, Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital was recently presented with the award.

Mary Kay VanDriel, president of Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals, accepted the award from Bret Jackson, president of the Economic Alliance for Michigan.

As part of the presentation, Michigan State Rep. Phil Potvin and Sen. Darwin Booher also were invited to celebrate the hospital’s accomplishment.

The award is given by the Leapfrog Group, an organization that analyzes hospital data across the nation. The Top Rural Hospital award is based on low infection rates, preventing medical errors and appropriate staffing. Reed City Hospital was one of only three hospitals in the state and 24 in the nation to receive the award.