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Awards

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.


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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


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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.


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

  • In honor of its successful use of health IT to improve patient care while reducing costs, Lakeland Health received Stage 7 revalidation on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM)™ for its three hospitals and 15 of its 34 ambulatory clinics.
  • The broadcast campaign “Get Back to Living the Life You Love” was named a bronze winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards. The goal of the campaign, which portrayed a grandmother riding a bicycle alongside her grandson, was to encourage community members to not let joint pain limit them from the activities they enjoy and to seek out a Lakeland orthopedic surgeon.
  • The Lakeland Care Network Continuing Medical Education (CME) program became one of only 15 programs in Michigan to earn six-year Accreditation with Commendation from the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS).
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) awarded Lakeland Health a distinguished three-star rating 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 Health was recognized with a Governor’s Award of Excellence on behalf of the organization’s work in four key areas including: diabetes management, heart health, adult immunizations, and lowering the risk of infections.
  • For the third year, Lakeland Health was named to the Most Wired™ list, released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth, and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information.
  • Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph was awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Primary Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. 
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