Awards

Awards from respected, national organizations help Lakeland benchmark against a national stage and ensure that we are performing in the top tier of healthcare systems.  This means better outcomes for the patients we serve.

Top Honors


Top 15 2019- WEB

Lakeland Named One of the Nation's 15 Top Health Systems 

Spectrum Health Lakeland was named the only hospital in Michigan and northern Indiana to be named to the nation’s 2019 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson Health™. The study spotlights the best-performing health systems in the U.S., based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data.


100 Top Hospitals 2019 WEB

Lakeland Named 100 Top Hospital 

IBM Watson Health™ today published its 2019 100 Top Hospitals® study naming Lakeland Medical Center and Lakeland Hospital Niles among the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. based on overall organizational performance. The federal government recognizes the two hospitals as a single entity; thus, the recognition applies to both hospitals. 


MBSAQIP Award WEB

Lakeland Receives National Accreditation for Bariatric Care 

Lakeland Hospital Niles has been accredited as a Low Acuity Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®). The MBSAQIP Standards ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success. The accredited center offers preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for severely obese patients.


Leapfrog Fall 2019 WEB

Lakeland Medical Center and Lakeland Hospital Niles recently achieved an ‘A’ in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Spectrum Health Lakeland’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.


Stroke Get with the Guidelines Award

Lakeland Receives Recognition for Quality Stroke Care 

Spectrum Health Lakeland has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.


economic alliance of michigan

Lakeland One of 11 Michigan Hospitals Awarded for Maternity Care 

The Economic Alliance of Michigan (EAM) recently awarded Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph with the Maternity Care Excellence Award for demonstrated excellence and improvement in maternity care and delivery outcomes.


Healthgrades orthopedics

Lakeland Health Orthopedic Care Among Top 10 Percent in Nation

Lakeland hospitals in Niles and St. Joseph were recently named among the top 10 percent in the nation for overall orthopedic services (2017-2018) and are one of only seven hospitals in Michigan to receive the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for two years in a row (2017-2018). In addition, Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet was a recipient of the Healthgrades 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ and named among the top 10 percent in the nation for outstanding patient experience.

Continue Watching

COVID-19 update 1.14.21

Join president, Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Nicki Britten from the Berrien County Health Department for the latest COVID-19 news:

COVID-19 vaccines continue at Spectrum Health Lakeland

Drs. Loren Hamel, MD, and Lowell Hamel, MD receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Spectrum Health Lakeland.

COVID-19 Update 1.8.2020

Hear the latest COVID-19 news from President, Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Berrien County Health Department health officer, Nicki Britten.

Why I vaccinate: video diary with Dr. Das

Spectrum Health internal medicine hospitalist, Sheetal Das, MD, shares her personal journey and choice for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 Update 12.30.20

Hear the latest COVID-19 news from President, Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Berrien County Health Department health officer, Nicki Britten.

Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion Tour

The Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion is a mission-critical project that focuses on high-tech modernizations and exceptional patient experiences.

A message from nurses: We are counting on you

With COVID-19 cases rising, we need everyone’s help to slow the spread. Thank you to our nurses—and nurses at health systems across our state—for sharing why prevention is so important in this impactful PSA.

We're Ready for You at Spectrum Health Lakeland

While the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all in new ways, we want you to know we are here for you.

Lakeland Sets Aside $50 Million to Address Racial Equity and Health Inequities

The Board of Directors of Spectrum Health Lakeland approved an expanded strategy to address racial and ethnic health equity in Southwest Michigan.

COVID-19: Lowell Hamel, MD "The Fight of His Life"

Lowell Hamel, MD, never imagined he would soon be battling for his own life in the fight against COVID-19.

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