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Awards & Recognition

We've Been Recognized

When you need medical care, you want confirmation that you are in good hands. The MidMichigan Health family is committed to patient satisfaction, safety, quality and the health of our community. Here are just a few of the recognitions that acknowledge our exceptional work in these areas.

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  • Leapfrog Group Top Rural Hospital – In December 2017, MidMichigan Medical Center – Gladwin was named a Top Rural Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for the second year in a row. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.

  • Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics – In December 2017, MidMichigan Medical Center  - Gratiot and MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena were recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in outcomes, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation. The rankings are determined each year using iVantage Health Analytics' Hospital Strength INDEX®.

  • Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Grade – With the release of the Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland earned its fifth consecutive A for its ongoing commitment to protecting patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent nonprofit.

  • Professional Research Consultants, Inc., Performer Award – In June 2017, MidMichigan Health's corporate division was recognized as a 5-Star Performer by national health care research leader Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC), for patient care, degree of people treated fairly, and total compensation package. The health system also received an Award of Distinction as a place to work. In addition to MidMichigan Health, MidMichigan Medical Centers in Clare and Gladwin were recognized as a 4-Star Performer by PRC for patient care and total compensation package. The PRC Excellence in Healthcare Awards recognize organizations and individuals who achieve excellence throughout the year by improving patient experiences, health care employee engagement and/or physician alignment and engagement based on surveys of their patients, employees and physicians.

  • Becker’s Hospital Review 100 Great Community Hospitals – In June 2017, MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena was named to the Becker's Hospital Review 2017 list of 100 Great Community Hospitals. This was the first time the Medical Center received this recognition. The award recognizes hospitals for quality, patient satisfaction and overall excellence. The hospitals honored play a key role in their communities as the centerpiece for health care in many occasions. Several of the hospitals have rolled out unique population health initiatives over the past few years and are among the highest employers in their region.
  • Governor’s Award of Excellence – In May 2017, MidMichigan Medical Centers in Alma, Alpena, Clare, Gladwin and Midland were recently recognized with Michigan's Quality Improvement Organization (MPRO)’s 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence awards. MidMichigan Medical Centers in Alma, Alpena, Clare and Midland received the 2017 Governor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Effective Reporting and Measurement: Hospital Value-based Purchasing (HVBP) Acute Care Hospitals. MidMichigan Medical Center — Gladwin received the 2017 Governor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Effective Reporting and Measurement: Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Critical Access Hospitals and Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities. In addition, MidMichigan Medical Centers in Alma, Clare and Midland received the 2017 Governor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Effective Reporting and Measurement: Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Acute Care Hospitals.

  • Top Rural Community Hospital – In May 2017, MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena was one of 20 facilities in the U.S. to be named a Top Rural Community Hospital by the National Rural Health Association. This was the first time the Medical Center in Alpena received this recognition. The determining factors for the top 20 rural community hospitals were based on eight indices, as established by iVantage Health Analytics,: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charges and financial stability.
  • Blue Distinction Center+SM for Cardiac Care – In 2017 and 2013, MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland was designated a Blue Distinction Center+SM for Cardiac Care, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community.

  • 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals – In November 2016, MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland was named as one of the 2017 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals award winners by Truven Health AnalyticsTM, and ranks among the best in the country for key measures of cardiovascular care. Specifically, this award recognizes MidMichigan’s outstanding performance in inpatient and extended outcomes, clinical processes, efficiency, and cost for the most common cardiovascular conditions, heart attack and heart failure, and interventions (PCI and CABG). MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland was one of only two hospitals in the state of Michigan to receive this national recognition. Promotion for these fall awards is underway.

  • Best and Brightest in Wellness® – In October 2016, MidMichigan Health was named one of 101 companies in the state to receive the Best and Brightest in Wellness® award. The award program honors companies and organizations that recognize and celebrate quality and excellence in health and wellness. The Best and Brightest in Wellness® winners were evaluated by using an assessment, created and administered by SynBella, the nation’s leading wellness provider. The Best and Brightest program provides yearlong education, benchmarking, assessment tools and interaction amongst the best employers throughout Michigan.

  • 15 Top Health Systems® – In April 2016, MidMichigan Health was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems® by Truven Health Analytics™. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of healthcare data and analytics solutions and services that was recently acquired by IBM. MidMichigan Health was one of only two health systems in Michigan to earn the 15 Top Health Systems distinction. The 2016 15 Top Health Systems study evaluated 338 health systems and 2,912 member hospitals to identify the 15 U.S. health systems with the highest overall achievement on a balanced scorecard. The scorecard is based on the 100 Top Hospitals® national balanced scorecard methodologies and focuses on five performance domains: inpatient outcomes, process of care, extended outcomes, efficiency and patient experience. The study has been conducted annually for the past eight years. This is the first time MidMichigan Health has been recognized for this achievement.

  • 100 Top Hospitals – In February 2016, MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland was named one of the nation’s 2016 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. The Medical Center was also one of a select few to earn the 2016 100 Top Hospital’s Everest® Award. This award honors hospitals that have achieved both the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement over five years.

  • National Quality Measures for Breast Centers – In 2016, MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland’s Center for Women’s Health was recognized as a Certified Participant of the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBC™). This distinguished honor represents a commitment by the Center for Women’s Health to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in their community.

  • Healogics, Inc., Excellence, President's, Distinction Awards – In 2016, the Wound Treatment Center at MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland received a 2016 Center of Excellence Award from Healogics, Inc., the nation's largest provider of advanced wound care services. In addition, the Center received a President's Circle Award for Outstanding Performance. The Wound Treatment Center in Midland specializes in treating non-healing wounds and maintained outstanding clinical outcomes that exceeded national benchmarks for 24 consecutive months. This included patient satisfaction of 94 percent, a wound healing rate of 95 percent and a median time to heal of 28 days. Out of 334 Centers eligible for Center of Excellence in 2016, only 169 Centers achieved this benchmark. In addition, the Wound Treatment Center at MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot received a 2016 Center of Distinction Award from Healogics. The Wound Treatment Center in Alma maintained outstanding clinical outcomes that exceeded national benchmarks for 12 consecutive months. This included patient satisfaction of 94 percent, a wound healing rate of 95 percent and a median time to heal of 28 days. Out of 630 Centers eligible for Center of Distinction in 2016, only 334 achieved this benchmark.

  • Blue Distinction+ SM for Knee and Hip Procedures – MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland was named a designated Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network in 2014, 2016 and 2017. Facilities receiving this national designation demonstrate expertise in delivering quality specialty care, with robust quality measures for improved patient health and safety, as well as new cost-efficiency measures.

  • The Joint Commission: Top Performer on Key Quality Measures Recognition – MidMichigan Medical Centers in Clare and Gladwin were recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. The Medical Center in Clare has received this distinction two years in a row and the Medical Center in Gladwin four years in a row.

  • Rural Health Quality Improvement Award – In 2012, MidMichigan Medical Center – Gladwin was recognized for quality improvement by the Michigan Center for Rural Health. This was the fourth year in a row, the Medical Center received this honor.

Michigan Medicine Honors & Awards 

Our partner, Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan, is known nationally and around the world for excellence in patient care, education and research. 

Learn more about the awards and honors of Michigan Medicine.