REED CITY — Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital has announced that it has received the 2014 Governor’s Awards of Excellence for improving care associated with reducing health care associated infections in the critical access hospital setting and for outstanding outpatient clinical achievement in the critical hospital setting.

This year, 188 Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes and community coalitions were honored with the award, which recognizes participants for their dedication to improve health care quality and patient safety in Michigan. To be eligible for the award, participating organizations must have achieved, maintained and continually improved in specific and rigorous milestones.

“Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital’s multidisciplinary team embraced evidence-based medicine in order to review their current processes and create interventions that improved outcomes” said Barb Cote, director of quality. “We are extremely proud of our ongoing work to constantly improve patient safety. The daily, rigorous efforts of many throughout the organization to provide the highest quality of care reflect our commitment to patient safety."