Lakeland Health Care

Awards & Recognition

  • Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph and Lakeland Community Hospital, Niles earned Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The hospitals have held the certification since 2008.
  • Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for its Joint Replacement/Hip and Joint Replacement/Knee programs.
  • Lakeland HealthCare named one of 20 recipients of the Advisory Board Employee Engagement Initiative’s 2012 Excellence in Engagement Award
  • Lakeland Community Hospital, Watervliet recognized by The Joint Commission as one of the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ for 2011 for achieving excellence in performance on accountability measures for the following measure sets: Pneumonia and Surgical Care
  • The Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Lakeland Community Hospital, Watervliet (LCHW) earned accreditation renewal from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), adding a new first-time accreditation for Stroke Specialty
  • 2012 Medseek eHealth Excellence Award, Employee Engagement, for myLakeland
  • Named in top quintile of U.S. health systems in 2011 and 2012 as ranked by Thomson Reuters based on eight performance measures including clinical quality, patient satisfaction, and efficiency
  • Designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (Imaging Center at the Center for Outpatient Services, St. Joseph)
  • Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph and Lakeland Community Hospital, Niles recognized as Community Value Index Top 100 hospitals and Community Value Five Star® hospitals by Cleverley + Associates
  • Lakeland Community Hospital, Watervliet received two Excellence in Leadership awards for financial performance from Quorum Health Resources
  • Achieved Five Star rating for Joint Replacement Care by HealthGrades
  • 2011 Sustained Improvement Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for achievements in the reduction of healthcare-associated infections
  • Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer
  • Granted a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) 
  • Recognition as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan.
  • Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for Primary Stroke Centers from The Joint Commission.
  • Silver-Plus Award for Stroke Care by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.
  • 2010 Consumer Choice Award from National Research Corporation.
  • 2010 Excellence in Customer Service Award from Cornerstone Alliance for our dedication to patient satisfaction.
  • 2006 and 2007 Premier CareScience Select Practice National Quality Award for superior patient outcomes in both quality and efficiency, an award given to only the top 1% of acute inpatient facilities in the nation.
  • 2008 VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence for providing excellent care to patients in the intensive care unit.
  • Michigan Quality Improvement Organization’s 2007 Michigan Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Nursing Home Setting.
  • 2006 U.S. Health & Human Services Medal of Honor for promoting the importance of organ and tissue donation.


Lakeland has received a number of accreditations not only for the quality of care we provide, but also for the quality of our employees. These accreditations signify our commitment and dedication to providing the highest quality of care to our patients.

  •  American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  •  American Association of Blood Banks
  •  American Association of Diabetes Educators
  •  American Association for Respiratory Care
  •  American College of Radiology
  •  American College of Surgeons
  •  American Hospital Association (AHA)
  •  Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA)
  •  College of American Pathologists
  •  Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
  •  Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation
  •  The Joint Commission
  •  Mammography Quality Standards Act
  •  Michigan Hospital Association (MHA)
  •  Services Board for the American Speech and Hearing Association
  •  Society of Chest Pain Centers
  •  Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA)
  •  Volunteer Health Professionals (VHP)  

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