A ranking by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid late last year sited Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital as being among the lowest health rankings due to a high number of patient infections.
However, over the last year, they've worked to improve those numbers says Spectrum Health spokesperson Sarah Neubecker.
“The report released in December 2015 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is based on data from 2012 to 2014.
With focus, diligence, and the hard work of our team, Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital has reduced the reported catheter associated infections and surgical site infections.
Over the past year, Big Rapids Hospital has seen a reduction in its hospital acquired condition score and now exceeds national benchmarks.
We consider this a significant accomplishment.
An updated report will be released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the very near future and will show this vast improvement,” she says.
The goal of the rankings by the CMS is to hold hospitals accountable for hospital acquired infections and to shift hospitals into a thought process of giving higher quality and care performance, rather than higher volume of services.