Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital has been recognized as a top performer in the 2022 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Ranking by Vizient, Inc.
Big Rapids Hospital was ranked in the top 4% of 268 Vizient members in the community
hospitals cohort and was recognized for demonstrating excellence in delivering high-
quality care based on the Vizient quality and accountability study, which has been
conducted annually since 2005.
“We’re very excited to earn this distinction and we applaud our quality, safety and clinical
teams who continue to excel in delivering compassionate and excellent care,” said
Carolyn Leja, chief nursing officer at Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City
The Vizient quality and accountability ranking measures performance on the quality of
patient care in six domains: safety, mortality, effectiveness, efficiency, patient
centeredness and equity.
The rankings help participating hospitals and health systems understand their
performance against their peers and identifies structures and processes associated with
high performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity.
The recognition period is for work spanning July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.
“Hospitals today are using data and analytics to help them more effectively deliver
superior clinical outcomes and patient experiences,” said David Levine, group senior vice
president, advanced analytics and product management at Vizient. “As a Bernard A.
Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Top Performer, Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital
has demonstrated a successful leadership style, a shared sense of purpose, a focus on
results, and a culture of collaboration, accountability and adaptability. We congratulate
them on their achievement.”