Bronson Methodist Hospital Quality & Service Awards - Bronson Healthcare

Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2009-2015)
Bronson Methodist Hospital received the 2015 Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ for outstanding performance in the delivery of positive experiences for patients during their hospital stay. The achievement places Bronson Methodist Hospital among the top five percent of hospitals nationally and sets it apart as the only hospital in southwest Michigan to receive the award seven years in a row. 

MedSun Certificate for Outstanding Contribution in Promoting Patient Safety With Medical Devices (2014)
Bronson Methodist Hospital is recognized for quality control that positively impacts patients on a national level. This certificate was awarded by the Food and Drug Association, Center for Devices and Radiological Health and MedSun Patient Safety Staff.

Quality Ratings from Healthgrades® (2003-2014)
Healthgrades ranks Bronson Methodist Hospital among America's 100 Best Hospitals for orthopedic surgery, spine surgery and stroke care. The hospital is also among the top five percent of hospitals in the nation for neuroscience and neurosurgery. Bronson Methodist Hospital is rated in the top 10 percent in the nation for general surgery, joint replacement surgery and vascular surgery. According to the 2014 study, Bronson Methodist Hospital achieved five-star ratings for: carotid artery surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatment, treatment of gastrointestinal bleed and treatment of sepsis.


Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospital (2013)
Bronson Methodist Hospital is among the top two percent of hospitals in the nation for overall clinical excellence. Healthgrades determines the nation’s best performing hospitals based on objective measures of clinical quality at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide. While many hospitals have specific areas of expertise and high-quality outcomes, only a select few like Bronson exhibit comprehensive high-quality care over a long period of time.

100 Hospitals With Great Heart Programs (2014)
Becker's Hospital Review selected Bronson Methodist Hospital as one of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs based on recognition for quality care, clinical awards and research contributions to cardiovascular care.

Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award (2013)
Bronson Methodist Hospital is proud to be among the hospitals recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associate's (AHA/ASA) Get With The Guidelines™ for our excellence in improving outcomes for stroke patients. We have reached an aggressive goal of treating stroke patients with 85% or higher compliance to AHA/ASA's core standard levels of care for 12 months in a row. In addition, we have demonstrated a 75% or higher compliance to additional hospital-defined stroke quality measures during the same 12-month period.

Target Stroke Honor Roll (2013)
Bronson Methodist Hospital has earned American Heart Association/American Stroke Associate's (AHA/ASA) Target: Stroke honor roll designation for meeting a specific Get With The Guidelines™ achievement level and having 50% or more ischemic stroke patients getting the clot-busting drug rT-PA within 60 minutes of arriving at the hospital. Research shows stroke patients who are assessed, diagnosed and get clot-busting drugs within an hour of arrival have significantly better outcomes and reduced long-term disability.

Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine SurgerySM (2014)
Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip ReplacementSM (2014)
Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac CareSM (2014)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network have designated Bronson Methodist Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery, a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, and a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care. The Blue Distinction program helps consumers select healthcare facilities that provide high quality performance and better care for patients on a consistent basis. Bronson’s Spine Surgery, Knee and Hip Replacement and Cardiac services all demonstrate top quality with a full range of accredited services, experienced surgeons, excellent management programs, streamlined care, shared decision-making with patients and patient education before surgery.

Becker's Hospital Review ‘100 Great Hospitals’ (2012-13)
Becker's Hospital Review selects recipients based on an analysis of hospital performance data from sources including U.S. News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics' 100 Top Hospitals, Healthgrades, Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the Studer Group and the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.

Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades (2009-2013)
This recognition from Healthgrades, the leading healthcare ratings company, places Bronson Methodist Hospital in the company of just 263 hospitals performing in the top five percent in the nation for overall clinical quality. The 2013 study indicates patients who receive care at a top performing hospital like Bronson have a 30.9 percent lower risk of dying while hospitalized. If all hospitals in the U.S. performed to this standard, 164,414 lives could potentially have been saved.


Healthgrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award™ (2010, 2011, 2012)
This study names Bronson Methodist Hospital among the nation’s best for emergency medical care. Of 4,783 hospitals reviewed, 263 were ranked in the nation’s top 5%; Bronson is the only one in southwest Michigan. Healthgrades’ analysis of outcomes for 2008-10 found survival rates are more than 40% higher for Medicare patients admitted through the Emergency Department at a top performing hospital like Bronson.

Consumer Choice Award (2003-2014)
Bronson Methodist Hospital is named by consumers in the National Research Corporation (NRC) survey as the best hospital in the Kalamazoo area. The selection is based on best overall quality, best image/reputation, best doctors and best nurses.


100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs (2012-2013)
This recognition from Becker's Hospital Review named Bronson Methodist Hospital to its 2013 list of "100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs." Recognizing Bronson Methodist Hospital with an exceptional orthopedic department, physicians who provide outstanding patient care, advance cutting-edge orthopedic research and treat professional athletes. Data was analyzed from U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades, CareChex and Blue Cross Blue Shield.


Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2010, 2011)
This study recognizes Bronson Methodist Hospital for achieving patient safety ratings in the top five percent of U.S. hospitals. Patients these hospitals were 46.26 percent less likely to experience a patient safety event during the time period studied. If all hospitals performed at this level, approximately 174,358 patient safety events and 20,688 Medicare deaths could have been avoided.


Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® (2006, 2010, 2011)
This national award for performance excellence recognizes 100 hospitals in the U.S. who are top performers based on: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average length of stay, expenses, profitability, patient satisfaction, adherence to clinical standards of care, and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia. Bronson, the only recipient in southwest Michigan, is honored in the teaching hospital category.


Gold Platinum Award for Cardiac Care (2013)
The American College of Cardiology Foundation recognized Bronson Methodist Hospital as one of only 135 hospitals in the nation to receive the NCDR® ACTION Registry®-GWTG™Gold Performance Achievement Award for implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. The treatment guidelines are established by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.


Gold Performance Award for Heart Failure (2010)
Bronson Methodist Hospital received the Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Performance Award for treating heart failure patients in compliance with the core standard levels of care issued by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.


Organ Donation Medal of Honor (2005-2010)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded Bronson an Organ Donation Medal of Honor for achieving organ donation rates of 75 percent or higher in a 12-month period.


AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize (2009)
This top national honor is awarded annually to only one U.S. hospital in recognition of its leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment to patient care. The award recognizes organizations that have systematically committed to achieving the Institute of Medicine’s six quality aims — safe, timely, efficient, effective, equitable and patient & family centered care.


Silver Performance Award for Stroke Care (2013)
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognized Bronson Methodist Hospital as the only hospital in southwest Michigan to receive the Get With The Guidelines Silver Performance Award for consistently following treatment guidelines to improve quality of care for stroke patients.


Governor's Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital Setting (2004-2008)
Presented by MPRO, Michigan's Quality Improvement Organization, these awards recognize Bronson Methodist Hospital for its success in such areas as Appropriate Care Measure, Surgical Care Improvement Project, and Bar Code Enabled Point-of-Care Level I.


Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospital® for Heart Care (2008)
Thomson Reuters names Bronson Methodist Hospital as one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® for cardiovascular care. The 2008 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success study identifies 100 hospitals in the United States that set the highest national performance levels for both clinical and managerial excellence in heart care. Bronson is the only recipient in southwest Michigan in 2008.


VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence (2007, 2008)
VHA Inc., a national health care provider alliance recognizes Bronson Methodist Hospital with Leadership Awards for Clinical Excellence based on performance at the 90 percent or above level on clinical core measures in surgical complications and infection prevention and for being case-free for ventilator-associated pneumonia for more than twelve months.


Professional Research Consultants 4- and 5-star designations (2005-2007)
Bronson honored with a number of 4- and 5-star designations by Professional Research Consultants (PRC), for high physician satisfaction. A 4-star designation is given for scores between the 75th and 89.9th percentile, and a 5-star designation is given for scores at or above 90 percent. Physician loyalty, as measured by the likelihood to recommend Bronson for care to a friend or relative, is at the 93rd percentile in the PRC database.


Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® Performance Improvement Leaders award (2007)
This award from Thomson Reuters (formerly Solucient) recognizes hospitals whose boards, management teams and medical staff leadership have achieved the fastest five-year rate of consistent organization-wide improvement in the industry. To select the top 100, the study analyzed 2,687 acute care hospitals nationwide using detailed empirical performance data from years 2002 through 2006, including publicly available Medicare MedPAR data, Medicare cost reports, and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) outpatient data.


American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Citation of Merit (2006)
This national award honors hospital leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment to patient care. Bronson one of only three U.S. hospitals recognized in 2006. To receive the award an organization must demonstrate its commitment to achieving the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) six quality aims - safety, patient-centeredness, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness and equity.


Keystone ICU Project (2005)
Bronson's intensive care units recognized for their patient safety efforts as part of the national Keystone ICU Project. The project, developed by Johns Hopkins University, the Michigan Hospital Association, and the Keystone Center for Patient Safety & Quality, helps hospitals develop and implement comprehensive unit-based safety programs that provide creative methods of quickly and efficiently implementing best practice strategies to provide safe and high quality care.


Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (2005)
Bronson Methodist Hospital was one of just six organizations nationwide to receive this award, the nation's highest Presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence. The award promotes excellence in organizational performance, recognizes the quality and performance achievements of U.S. organizations, and publicizes successful performance strategies. Since 1988, 72 organizations have received Baldrige Awards (eight in the healthcare sector).


Michigan Quality Leadership Award (2001, 2005)
Presented by the Michigan Quality Council, this award is the state's highest honor for outstanding quality and customer service. Bronson is the only organization to have ever been presented with this award twice.


John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing/NICHE award (2004, 2012, 2013)
Bronson Methodist Hospital awarded the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing/NICHE award for its training in the care of hospitalized older patients. The award is given annually to the U.S. hospital that embodies best practice in nursing care for older adults and serves as a model of geriatric care to other hospitals. It is jointly awarded by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the Hartford Institute.


Arbor Associates Award for Highest Overall Patient Satisfaction (2000-2003)
Bronson Methodist Hospital won the Arbor Associates Award for Highest Overall Patient Satisfaction in a four-state area for three straight years. Bronson is the benchmark for satisfaction compared with more than 40 large hospitals in the Arbor database. In addition, Bronson won Arbor's top award for exceeding patient expectations.


AARP Modern Maturity Award (2001)
Bronson named to Modern Maturity's 2001 list of top 15 U.S. "Hospitals with Heart." Bronson was listed in the July/August 2001 issue of the publication as one of the institutions in the nation most respected by its peers for patient-focused care.

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