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McLaren Northern Michigan Ranked Among Best Hospitals in the Country

Published on Friday, August 11, 2017

CMS 5 star rated   Magnet recognzed  

McLaren Northern Michigan is proud to be among one of only 13 hospitals in the country, and the only hospital in Michigan, that has achieved all of the following recent prestigious recognitions:

  • 5-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)
  • Magnet® designated hospital through the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC) for excellence in nursing
  • Ranked a top 10 hospital in the state by U.S. News & World Reports

“The quality ratings we received for these organizations is just another verification of the kind and compassionate care and service provided by the colleagues at McLaren Northern Michigan,” stated David M. Zechman, President and CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan.

To receive these honors, McLaren Northern Michigan must meet specific criteria in quality and safety measures, best practices, and patient satisfaction.

Since 2011, McLaren Northern Michigan has been a Magnet® designated hospital. The Magnet Recognition Program®, overseen by the ANCC®, recognizes health care organizations that demonstrate nursing excellence resulting in quality patient outcomes, a collaborative work environment, and innovations in professional nursing practice. Achieving Magnet status means that McLaren Northern Michigan nursing colleagues demonstrate extraordinary innovation and peak performance in nursing. There are only 12 hospitals in Michigan who are Magnet® designated.

As a 5-Star Rated hospital through CMS, McLaren Northern Michigan received the highest rating possible for quality and safety. Nearly 4,600 hospitals nationwide were included in the analysis, which ranked hospitals from one to five stars based on 64 distinct measures. A 5-star rating places McLaren Northern Michigan in the top 2.2% of hospitals in the country. “We are honored to be one of only five hospitals in Michigan with 5-star rating, and the only hospital in northern Michigan,” stated Zechman.

Ranking for U.S. News & World Reports is based on careful analysis of patient outcomes and care-related factors, such as patient safety and nurse staffing, from nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each hospital was evaluated and rated in nine specific procedures and conditions. McLaren Northern Michigan was rated as High Performing in seven including Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, and Knee Replacement.