Bronson Battle Creek Hospital Quality & Service Awards
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Bronson Battle Creek Hospital Quality & Service Awards

The Leapfrog Group – ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade™ (Spring 2021)
Bronson Battle Creek is one of only 906 hospitals in the United States awarded an ‘A’ grade in Spring 2021. This is the fourth time in a row the hospital has been nationally recognized for protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. To see scores and compare performance with others, visit

Quality Ratings from Healthgrades (2014-2020)
According to Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital achieved five star quality ratings for: hip fracture repair, treatment of respiratory failure and treatment of sepsis. Patients treated at hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have a 49% lower risk of dying and a 59% lower risk of experiencing complications during a hospital stay than if they were treated at a hospital receiving a 1-star rating.

Excellence in Maternity Care Award (2019)
The BirthPlace at Bronson Battle Creek has been recognized by the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) for achieving high standards of care in cesarean rates, episiotomy rates, elective delivery rates and the maternity care process. For additional information, visit:

Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2016)
Bronson Battle Creek Hospital received the 2016 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™. This recognizes Bronson Battle Creek Hospital for achieving patient safety ratings in the top five percent of U.S. hospitals. Out of 4,617 hospitals evaluated, only 466 achieved the high level of performance required in 14 AHRQ patient safety indicators to qualify for this national award. For methodology and a full list of patient safety indicators, visit

Joint Commission Acute Stroke Ready Certification (2021-2023)
The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association recognizes Bronson Battle Creek as being equipped to treat stroke patients with timely, evidence-based care.

Joint Commission Core Certifications Awarded for Hip and Knee Replacement (2018)
Bronson Battle Creek Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Core Hip and Knee Replacement which demonstrates the organization’s commitment to a higher standard of clinical service.

MPRO Governor's Award of Excellence (2014)
Bronson Battle Creek has received this award for outstanding inpatient clinical achievement in the acute care hospital setting.

The Leapfrog Group 'A' Hospital Safety Score (2012, 2013)
Bronson Battle Creek Hospital was the only hospital in Calhoun County to receive an 'A' Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group and for four cycles in a row. The Hospital Safety ScoreSM is calculated using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections.

Blue Distinction honors for cardiac and spinal care (2013)
Bronson Battle Creek received Blue Distinction honors for its cardiac program and for experience and efficiency in delivering specialty care in hip and knee replacement and spinal care.

Rated among the best in the U.S. for patient satisfaction in a survey by Press Ganey Associates (October 2012)

Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan (2014, 2013, 2010)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network have designated Bronson Battle Creek as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care.

American Cancer Society’s Health Care Leadership Award from the Commission on Cancer (2010)
Given for the first time in the area, it was made because the cancer staff has been instrumental in connecting ACS programs and services to BBC cancer patients and their families over the years.

Healthgrades® Top Five-Star Rating for the Joint Replacement Surgery and Total Knee Replacement from (2008-2010)

Nonprofit Business Award from the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nonprofit Alliance (2010)
The award recognizes the critical role nonprofits play in the community and rewards good nonprofit business practices.

Governor’s Award (2008)
Bronson Battle Creek was the recipient of the 2007-08 Governor’s Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Hospital Setting for the third year in a row. BBC was recognized specifically in four categories: appropriate care measure, computerized physician order entry (CPOE), emergency department, and surgical care improvement project.

Outstanding Achievement in Support of Physician Alignment Award from Trinity Health (2008)

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