Awards from respected, national organizations help Lakeland benchmark against a national stage and ensure that we are performing in the top tier of healthcare systems.  This means better outcomes for the patients we serve.

Top Honors

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Lakeland Recognized Nationally for Medical Excellence, Patient Experience

Lakeland Health has been named among the top 10 percent of the nation’s hospitals for medical excellence in cancer care, orthopedics, neurosciences, and general surgery by CareChex® — an information service of Quantros, Inc. Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet was also ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation for patient satisfaction. 

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Lakeland Health Orthopedic Care Among Top 10 Percent in Nation

Lakeland hospitals in Niles and St. Joseph were recently named among the top 10 percent in the nation for overall orthopedic services (2017-2018) and are one of only seven hospitals in Michigan to receive the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for two years in a row (2017-2018). In addition, Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet was a recipient of the Healthgrades 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ and named among the top 10 percent in the nation for outstanding patient experience.

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Lakeland Health Named One of the Nation's 15 Top Health Systems 

Lakeland Health was recently named one of the nation’s 15 Top U.S. health systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of the IBM Watson HealthTM business. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. Lakeland Health was also recognized as a Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospital in 2014.

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Lakeland Health Earns “A” Grade for Patient Safety 

We are one of only 29 hospitals in Michigan and 15 hospitals in Indiana to receive an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group, ranking the organization among the safest hospitals in the United States. (Fall 2016 Report)

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Three-Star Rating for Heart Bypass Surgery 

Lakeland Health has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in medication administration in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures for the second year in a row. The three-star rating, which denotes the highest category of quality, places Lakeland among the elite for heart bypass surgery in the United States and Canada.

Lakeland Earns Award for Electronic Health Record Implementation
The Davies Awards program promotes electronic health record-enabled improvement in patient. 
Lakeland is the first organization in Michigan to receive this honor.

HIMSS Stage 7 Award

Lakeland Achieves Electronic Health Record Milestone
First in State of Michigan to be Recognized for Digital Excellence


Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph and Lakeland Community Hospital, Niles were named as being in the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.


Lakeland was recognized with the 2014 Governor’s Fitness Award Outstanding Healthy Workplace Diamond Level Winner in the Very Large Size Organization category for making a difference in the community.

Over the past year, Lakeland was honored to receive the following recognition on the community, state, and national levels.

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