Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital, Reed City, Michigan

May 2013
Organization: 
Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital (SHRCH)

Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital (SHRCH), located in Reed City, Michigan, was recognized for being a leader in public reporting and demonstrated excellence in quality.

Positive Outcomes:

  • Developed hospital-based committee to continue work related to the Michigan State Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) Hospital Readmission Process
  • Worked on a STEMI project to meet the 90-minute window for cardiac catheterization
  • Provided quality leadership in patient safety training for high-reliability thinking and a train-the-trainers program for patient safety culture quality improvement

Top Accomplishments:

As part of the Spectrum Health System, Reed City participates in an accountable care organization (ACO), with an outpatient clinic that is a certified patient centered medical home (PCMH). Barb Cote, the Director of Total Quality Management at Reed City, is a tireless advocate for quality improvement. In addition to her work at Reed City, Barb heads the Michigan Critical Access Hospital (MICAH) Quality Network (QN) Strategic Improvement area for education sessions at the MICAH QN quarterly meetings.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,100,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.