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Lake Huron Medical Center has been named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® list. This is the second time Lake Huron Medical Center has been recognized with this honor as one of the top performing medium community hospitals in the U.S. The annual list was published by Fortune.

Merative, a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry, has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 2,650 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health. Merative, formerly IBM Watson Health, established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced, and sustainable high performance.

“Choosing a hospital for you and your loved one’s healthcare can be challenging, but hospital ratings can help you make your decision,” says Lake Huron Medical Center, CEO, Jose Kottoor, “We are so excited to be named among the US 100 Top Hospitals, as released by Fortune/Merative. This acknowledgment helps the community choose a safe and high rated hospital that stands out among the rest in this community. This recognition is a testament to the quality and compassionate care provided by our physicians and staff.”

Lake Huron Medical Center has an unparalleled tradition of providing compassionate, high-quality health care to the Blue Water Area for nearly 65 years. Our rich history of delivering life-saving and life-changing medical care to our neighbors stands at our core as we continue to make health care accessible to all and tailored to fit our community’s specific needs. We are dedicated to providing innovative, quality patient care, close to home. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and advanced technology along with evidence-based practices; we will provide superior health care to every patient, every time. As a member of Prime Healthcare, our patients benefit from the expertise of a larger hospital system, in a smaller, more personal setting.

Recognition as one of the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals demonstrates Lake Huron Medical Center’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care. According to Merative, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency departments, inpatient expenses, profitability and ratings from patients.

The Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals lists also incorporates a community health measure into its ranking process. For the community health measure, hospitals were surveyed across three components: 1) assessing hospital contributions to community health as a provider of critical services for community health and preventive care; 2) identifying ways that hospitals contribute to community health as a community partner teaming up with local organizations to implement critical programs; and 3) focusing on ways that hospitals promote community health through their practices as anchor institutions supporting local economic and social progress. The community health measure is weighted equally with other ranking measures.

For more information, visit http://www.100tophospitals.com/.

About Lake Huron Medical Center

Lake Huron Medical Center is a 144-bed community hospital that provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient health care services to residents of St. Clair and Sanilac counties including emergency, cancer and comprehensive breast care, bariatric surgery, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, pulmonary rehabilitation and specialized diabetes programs. Lake Huron Medical Center is also proud of its affiliation with Lake Huron Medical Group which offers holistic, patient-centered care through primary and specialty care physician practices located throughout the Blue Water Area. Lake Huron Medical Center has been at the heart of the local community for more than 65 years working diligently to improve access to health care for residents of the Blue Water Area. Lake Huron Medical Center has been consistently recognized for clinical excellence in the delivery of patient care, safety and experience. Raising the bar for quality health care in the Blue Water Area, Lake Huron Medical Center received the Women’s Choice Award in recognition of among “America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care”, Leapfrog Group’s grade “A” in hospital safety, Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, rated five stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. Learn more at www.mylakehuron.com.

About the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® List

The Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list is determined using independent and objective research to analyze hospital performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals serve as a model of excellence for the industry.

About Merative

Merative is a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry, including providers, payers, life sciences companies and governments. With trusted technology and human expertise, the company works with clients to drive real progress. Merative helps clients orient information and insights around the people they serve to improve healthcare delivery, decision making and performance. Formerly IBM Watson Health, Merative became a new standalone company as part of Francisco Partners in 2022. Learn more at www.merative.com.

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Jana Simpson

Marketing and Communications Director

jsimpson4@primehealthcare.com

810-216-1132.