Awards & Honors

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Top 50 Heart Hospital for 2nd Year in a Row

For a third time and the second year in a row, McLaren Northern Michigan was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM. McLaren Northern Michigan was the only non-teaching Michigan hospital to receive this award. The Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ study, now in its 20th year, scores hospitals in key value-based performance areas including mortality, complications, and admissions. McLaren Northern Michigan excelled in clinical outcomes for heart atta...

Top 50 Heart Hospital for 2nd Year in a Row
November, 2018

Cardiac Program Receives Prestigious Accreditation

McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to announce that Corazon, Inc., a national leader in services for the cardiovascular specialty, has granted Catheterization Laboratory accreditation for the Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) with Open-heart Surgery (OHS) program. This accreditation is a testament that the program at McLaren Northern Michigan has met or exceeded the requirements established by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MI DCH), in accordance with Certificate of Need (CON) Rev...

Cardiac Program Receives Prestigious Accreditation
October, 2018

Top 10 Michigan Hospital

McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to announce that it is ranked in the top 10 of 164 hospitals in Michigan according to U.S. News & World Report. Ranking 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. McLaren Northern Michigan was only one of two hospitals in the Northwest region to be ranked in the top 10. Each hospital was evaluated and rated in nine specific procedures and conditions....

Top 10 Michigan Hospital
August, 2018

Boulder Park Terrace Receives 5 Star Rating From CMS

Boulder Park Terrace has been ranked as the 6th best nursing home facility in Michigan out of 444 facilities and received a 5-Star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS rates nursing homes based on quality measures, staffing levels, and health inspection results. Boulder Park Terrace has received the 5-star designation since 2011. Boulder Park Terrace is a 70-bed skilled eldercare nursing home and sub-acute rehabilitation center. The facility, a partnership between McLaren N...

Boulder Park Terrace Receives 5 Star Rating From CMS
June, 2018

Best in Home Health Care

McLaren Home Care & Hospice is proud to receive the "Best in Home Health Care" award from the Petoskey News-Review's Best of the Northwest program. 

Best in Home Health Care
June, 2018

Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

McLaren Northern Michigan is honored to announce they have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award is the highest achievement in stroke care and recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. By receiving this award, McLaren Northern Mic...

Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
May, 2018

TOP 50 HEART HOSPITAL IN U.S. in 2018

McLaren Northern Michigan was recently named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals of 2018 by IBM Watson Health. The annual study, conducted by Truven Health Analytics, now part of IBM Watson Health, identifies the top hospitals in the United States for inpatient cardiovascular services. This program is widely regarded as the leading program for evaluating leadership impact in a hospital, as well as for evaluating quality indicators and efficiencies. The study uses hospital performance met...

TOP 50 HEART HOSPITAL IN U.S. in 2018
December, 2017

Pioneers in Quality

The Joint Commission has recognized McLaren Northern Michigan as one of the 2017 Pioneers in Quality™ for its contributions to electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for quality improvement in health care. Until recently, most hospitals collected information to measure health care quality by manually abstracting data from patient records. Today, through eCQMs, hospitals can electronically collect and transmit data on the quality of care that patients receive. The electronic data can be analyzed...

Pioneers in Quality
November, 2017

Hospice CAHPS Award of Distinction from Fazzi Associates

VitalCare Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, an affiliate of McLaren Northern Michigan, received the Hospice CAHPS Award of Distinction from Fazzi Associates, a home care consulting company that researches national best practices for home care agencies. Recipients of this award are proven leaders that excel in the caregiver experience, overall satisfaction, and are a national best practice agency. “Knowing that our community sees the care and compassion our hospice program provides on a daily basis, all ov...

Hospice CAHPS Award of Distinction from Fazzi Associates
November, 2017

CARDIOVASCULAR NURSES RECEIVE HONOR

Nurses in the cardiovascular unit (CVU) at McLaren Northern Michigan received the Silver Level Beacon Award of Excellence. The award, given by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, recognizes medical units that demonstrate exemplary levels of patient care, patient outcomes, and overall satisfaction. “Earning a Beacon is a testament to collaboration and diligence within CVU,” says Jennifer Woods, RN, MSN, CNML, Chief Nursing Officer for McLaren Northern Michigan. “Our cardiovascular nurses ar...

CARDIOVASCULAR NURSES RECEIVE HONOR
November, 2017

VitalCare Receives Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction

VitalCare Home Health, an affiliate of McLaren Northern Michigan, received the 2017 Fazzi Associates’ Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Study (HHCAHPS) Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction. VitalCare demonstrated superior performance in overall patient satisfaction and the likelihood of recommending to others, which placed them in the top 25 percent of the Fazzi’s National Patient Satisfaction database in 2016. “The VitalCare home health team is dedicated to the care they provide...

VitalCare Receives Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction
October, 2017

RECOGNIZED AS A BLUE DISTINCTION CENTER FOR MATERNITY CARE

To help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality and affordable maternity care, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) evaluates hospitals on several quality measures, and awards top performers with the Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care designation. McLaren Northern Michigan is proud to be recognized as a BCBSA Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care, meeting the requirements that align with principles supporting evidence-based practices of care. In addition, McLaren N...

RECOGNIZED AS A BLUE DISTINCTION CENTER FOR MATERNITY CARE
September, 2017

VitalCare Rated Top Home Health in Northern Michigan

VitalCare Home Health Care of McLaren Northern Michigan is proud to announce receiving a 4- out of 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), ranking them as the best Home Health provider in northern Michigan! The rating is based on quality of patient care and patient satisfaction surveys. Scores are calculated through 9 measured outcomes; timely initiation of care, medication education to patient/caregiver, influenza immunization, acute care hospitalization, as well as i...

VitalCare Rated Top Home Health in Northern Michigan
August, 2017

McLaren Northern Michigan Ranked Among Best Hospitals in the Country

       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 thes...

McLaren Northern Michigan Ranked Among Best Hospitals in the Country
August, 2017

Top 10 Hospital in Michigan

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 Replaceme...

Top 10 Hospital in Michigan
August, 2017

Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award With Target: Stroke Honor Roll

McLaren Northern Michigan received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines ® -Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke SM Honor Roll. The award recognizes the commitment McLaren Northern Michigan has to provide the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines centered on the latest scientific evidence. Hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-S...

Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award  With Target: Stroke Honor Roll
June, 2017

Boulder Park Terrace Receives 5-Star Rating

Boulder Park Terrace, an affiliate of McLaren Northern Michigan, has received an overall 5-Star Nursing Home Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Nursing homes are rated in four different categories including health inspection, RN staffing, staffing, and quality measures, and then given an overall rating. Boulder Park Terrace was not only given a 5-star rating but is also in the top 10 percent of Michigan nursing homes. Pictured: David Zechman, President & CEO of...

Boulder Park Terrace Receives 5-Star Rating
June, 2017

Stryker Healthy Hospital Gold Award

McLaren Northern Michigan is proud to announce receiving the Stryker Healthy Hospital Gold Award. This award is reserved for hospitals with outstanding performance in environmental sustainability and improvement in overall hospital quality through medical device remanufacturing and reprocessing. For over 10 years, McLaren Northern Michigan has been participating in Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions program. Through recycling efforts made by colleagues at the hospital, McLaren Northern Michigan avoided ...

Stryker Healthy Hospital Gold Award
April, 2017

VitalCare Named Best of the Northwest

VitalCare of McLaren Northern Michigan was named the #1 Home Health Care  by Petoskey New Review's Best of the Northwest.

VitalCare Named Best of the Northwest
March, 2017

McLaren Northern Michigan Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

McLaren Northern Michigan announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval ® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval ® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.  McLaren Northern Michigan underwent a rigorous onsite review on December 5, 2016. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-rela...

McLaren Northern Michigan Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers
February, 2017

Certificate of Recognition - Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program for Mechanically Ventilated Patients

Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality presented a Certificate of Recognition for the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) for Mechanically Ventilated Patients to McLaren Northern Michigan ICU. In recognition for commitment to improving patient safety and quality while decreasing the incidence of ventilator-associated events. 

Certificate of Recognition - Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program for Mechanically Ventilated Patients
December, 2016

McLaren Northern Michigan Receives "Get with the Guidelines" - Gold Plus and Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award

McLaren Northern Michigan has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus recognition, the highest rating a facility can receive. The award demonstrates McLaren Northern Michigan’s commitment to quality care and best treatment for stroke patients based on nationally recognized and research-based guidelines. To receive Gold Plus status, a hospital must demonstrate at l...

McLaren Northern Michigan Receives "Get with the Guidelines" - Gold Plus and Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award
November, 2016

EEG Lab Re-accredited

The McLaren Northern Michigan Electroencephalogram (EEG) Laboratory in Petoskey was recently awarded a five-year re-accreditation by the Laboratory Accreditation Board of the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET). "The Neurodiagnostics department is proud of this accomplishment,” stated Shafer Kurshuk, MD, Neurologist at McLaren Northern Michigan. “This accreditation speaks to the quality of testing patients receive when at McLaren Northern ...

EEG Lab Re-accredited
November, 2016

Nationally Recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative

The Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI) of McLaren Northern Michigan has been nationally recognized with a 3-year reaccreditation by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The QOPI Certification Program reflects a commitment to quality cancer care providing positive changes to the clinical practice of oncology. By receiving this certification, KCI met the core standards in all areas of cancer treatment includi...

Nationally Recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative
September, 2016

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Re-Certified by Industry Leader

McLaren Northern Michigan is proud to announce the certification of the cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). McLaren Northern Michigan was recognized for its commitment to improving quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Cardiovascular rehabilitation programs are designed to help recover faster from the effects of heart attack and heart surgery, and thereby improve their quality of life. Programs include exerc...

 Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Re-Certified by Industry Leader
August, 2016

2nd in the Nation for Lowest Readmission Following Heart Failure

McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ranked McLaren Northern Michigan as the second hospital in the country with the lowest 30-day readmission rates for heart failure patients. The national average for heart failure readmission rate is 21.9 percent. McLaren Northern Michigan performed at the low rate of 16.5 percent, with the top hospital performing at 16.3 percent.   This low rate can be largely attributed to a dedicated pr...

2nd in the Nation for Lowest Readmission Following Heart Failure
August, 2016

Ranked Among Best Hospital in Michigan

McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to announce that it is ranked as one of the top 10 of 171 regional hospitals in Michigan according to U.S. News & World Report. Nearly 5,000 hospitals are evaluated nationwide, and then grouped into regions. Ranking is based on careful analysis of patient outcomes and care-related factors, such as patient safety and nurse staffing. U.S. News & World Report evaluated each hospital and rated them in five adult procedures/conditions, including Heart Bypass Surge...

Ranked Among Best Hospital in Michigan
August, 2016

5-Star Hospital Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Wednesday, July 27 that McLaren Northern Michigan has been awarded a 5-star rating, the highest rating possible for quality and safety. More than 4,500 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. “McLaren Northern Michigan is dedicated to providing quality patient c...

5-Star Hospital Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
July, 2016

Rated Nationally for Lowest 30-day Heart Attack Readmission Rate

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) ranked McLaren Northern Michigan among the top 7 hospitals across the country for the lowest 30-day readmission rate following a heart attack. Data used was compiled by Hospital Compare, a resource for patients to compare quality among medicare-certified hospitals. Only 55 hospitals were below the national average, with McLaren Northern Michigan being the only northern Michigan hospital in the top 10. “What makes this recognition so satisfying is that it speak...

Rated Nationally for Lowest 30-day Heart Attack Readmission Rate
June, 2016

Karmanos Cancer Institute Earns ACR Accreditation

The Karmanos Cancer Institute of McLaren Northern Michigan recently earned a three-year accreditation in radiation oncology from the American College of Radiology (ACR). An ACR accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety.  Facility staff, equipment, treatment-planning and treatment records are assessed through a third-party impartial peer review. An additional evaluation was performed on all patient-safety policies and quality control.

Karmanos Cancer Institute Earns ACR Accreditation
March, 2016