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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join president, Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Nicki Britten from the Berrien County Health Department for the latest COVID-19 news:
Drs. Loren Hamel, MD, and Lowell Hamel, MD receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Spectrum Health Lakeland.
Hear the latest COVID-19 news from President, Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Berrien County Health Department health officer, Nicki Britten.
Spectrum Health internal medicine hospitalist, Sheetal Das, MD, shares her personal journey and choice for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion is a mission-critical project that focuses on high-tech modernizations and exceptional patient experiences.
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.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all in new ways, we want you to know we are here for you.
The Board of Directors of Spectrum Health Lakeland approved an expanded strategy to address racial and ethnic health equity in Southwest Michigan.
Lowell Hamel, MD, never imagined he would soon be battling for his own life in the fight against COVID-19.
Phase II of the Pavilion project at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center is now underway.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Spectrum Health Lakeland and Versiti™ Blood Center of Michigan have partnered to host a community blood drive.
The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are working collaboratively to provide COVID-19 vaccines as quickly as possible to all those who are eligible and interested throughout the community.
The Center for Better Health will continue to provide services in the Benton Harbor community in 2021.
As part of the ninth annual Bears in the Air program, South Bend International Airport (SBN) delivered nearly 300 teddy bears for patients at Spectrum Health Lakeland hospitals.
Spectrum Health Lakeland received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine and began administering it on Wednesday, December 16.
Area business leaders have joined together to share an ask of our friends and neighbors.
Due to increasing demand for COVID-19 testing and a nationwide shortage of supplies, Spectrum Health Lakeland has revised eligibility changes for those seeking a test at a Lakeland facility.
Over the last several decades, and most recently during the COVID-19 pandemic, Spectrum Health Lakeland and Whirlpool Cooperation have come together in support of community members.
The Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities has awarded Spectrum Health Lakeland a $1.2 million grant to support a rapid response to COVID-19 disparities experienced by residents of Benton Harbor.
Today, Spectrum Health issued an anti-racism pledge, committing to act against structural racism and pledging to take on the challenge to eliminate racism and its impact on health, hope and lives.
With public health and safety as its top concern, Spectrum Health Lakeland is reminding patients and visitors that guidelines to control COVID-19 remain in effect at its facilities.
Spectrum Health Lakeland has earned level eight certifications in acute and ambulatory care in the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition.
In honor of frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, 1st Source Bank has donated $30,000 to the Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation.
The late Lynn Gray, MD, MPH, FAAFP, a family physician in Berrien Springs, was recognized posthumously with the 2020 Michigan Family Physician of the Year Award.