Spectrum Health United Hospital President Tina Freese-Decker and United Hospital Board President David Mack had the distinct honor of receiving the 100 Top Hospitals Award recently at the 100 Top Hospital Summit, which took place in Naples, Fla. June 20-22. United Hospital received notification of the award in April of this year. This is the second consecutive year that United Hospital has received this distinctive award. United Hospital is the only small community hospital (under 100 beds) to receive this elite honor and recognition within the region. In total, 918 small community hospitals were included with the nationwide survey. Of those surveyed, only 20 were selected as award recipients in this category, of which one is Spectrum Health United Hospital. Additionally, this award places United Hospital in the top two percent of approximately 5,500 hospitals in the nation. Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of nine hospitals including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, a state-of-the-art children’s hospital that opened in January 2011, and 190 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group and West Michigan Heart, physician groups totaling more than 600 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with 625,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer with more than 18,000 employees. The organization provided $176.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.