2016 Awards List

Sparrow Clinton Hospital: American Nurses Credentialing Center Pathway to Excellence certification – only hospital in Michigan to be Pathway certified. Designation confirms quality initiatives used to create a positive work environment, substantiates the professional satisfaction of Nurses at Sparrow Clinton, and nationally identifies it as one of the best hospitals in which to work.

Sparrow Clinton Hospital: National Rural Health Association Top 100 Critical Access Hospital based on  iVantage Health Analytics for overall excellence in competitive strength, competitive intensity, market share and growth, population risk, cost, charge, quality, outcomes,  patient perspectives, and financial strength.

Sparrow Clinton Hospital: National Rural Health Association Top 20 Critical Access Hospital based on iVantage Health Analytics for overall excellence in inpatient market share, outpatient market share, population risk, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, and financial strength.

Sparrow Clinton Hospital: Professional Research Consultants Excellence in Healthcare Awards: 5-Star Patient Inpatient Services HCAHPS – Communication about Medications; 5-Star Patient Inpatient Services HCAHPS – Pain Management; 4-Star Patient Emergency Department Services Overall Quality of Care. 5-Star Award signifies top 10 percent of PRC’s data base of healthcare organizations. 4-Star Award signifies top 25 percent of PRC database.

Sparrow Clinton Hospital: iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Performance Leader in Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction, and Financial Strength, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural acute care hospitals in the nation.

Sparrow Medical Group St. Johns: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Blues Provider Distinction Award for the third consecutive year. Also achieved designation as a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Patient Centered Medical Home for the fourth consecutive year.

Sparrow Medical Group St. Johns: 2016 MiPCT Summit Best Practice Award (second consecutive year). In 2016, the practice also was selected to participate in a MiPCT site visit to observe and document best practices followed at SMG St. Johns. This data will shared with key national and state healthcare stakeholders to build better systems for delivery of care.

Sparrow Medical Group St. Johns: Mid-Michigan Health Department Outstanding Immunization Rates and Michigan Care Improvement Registry Documentation. SMG St. Johns ranked among the top three practices in Clinton, Gratiot, and Montcalm counties for up-to-date Patient immunization rates, achieving 71 percent as compared to the state average of 65 percent.

Sparrow Clinton Hospital Pharmacy: Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Site of the Year Award. Exemplary clinical and financial performance, strong audit results, and positive relationships with hospital staff in all departments at all levels.