Reed City hospital named top performer for pneumonia care

Submitted to the Herald Review

REED CITY — Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital announced it has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for pneumonia care by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S.

Reed City Hospital is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible in the U.S. to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction. The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions.

This is the third year in a row Reed City Hospital has been recognized as a top performer. It was recognized in 2012 and 2013 for its performance on accountability measure data for pneumonia care.

"Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care," said Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, president and CEO, The Joint Commission. "I commend the efforts of Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital for its excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions."

To be a 2014 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2014 accountability measure data, including:

  • Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
  • Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure with at least 30 denominator cases; and
  • Have at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures.

"We understand what matters most to patients at Reed City Hospital is the quality of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to deliver consistent, quality care," said Mary Kay VanDriel, president of Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals. "Reed City Hospital is proud to be named a top performer. This award recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff."

For more information about the Top Performer program, visit