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Awards & Achievements

University of Michigan Health-West is known for being a leader in technology and sustainability, being a great place to work, for our exceptional leadership in health care and more.

West Michigan’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For – Sponsored by the Michigan Business and Professional Association, this award recognizes companies that have excelled in key areas such as communications, community initiatives, compensation and benefits, diversity, employee development and work-life balance. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023.

National Best & Brightest Companies to Work For – UM Health-West was selected for this list by the National Association for Business Resources after excelling in key areas that include compensation and benefits, employee education and development, diversity and inclusion, communication and shared vision, community initiatives and strategic company performance. 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.

Health Care’s Most Wired™ Hospitals – Awarded for results in the annual “Health Care’s Most Wired Survey,” conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks. This award recognizes the hospital’s progress with information technology. UM Health-West has earned this award each year from 2010-2023.

50 Greenest Hospitals in America – UM Health-West was named one of only seven hospitals in Michigan to receive the recognition for sustainability initiatives by Becker’s Healthcare Review. 2013 & 2018.

Women’s Choice Awards – UM Health-West Hospital was recognized for exceptional care and treatment of patients and honored as One of America’s Best Hospitals for: Patient Experience, Emergency Care, Obstetrics and Orthopedics. 2016

CIO 100 Award – UM Health-West was recognized as an organization that exemplifies the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology due to a high performing and very secure virtual desktop that allows users to log in with their own security credentials to quickly and reliably access applications and patient data. 2015.

Battle of the Buildings – This awards program is sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council as a way to recognize the “greenest” buildings that have worked to reduce their energy consumption. UM Health-West took first place in the medical category of the competition. 2015.

Circle of Excellence – UM Health-West was recognized by Practice Greenhealth in the categories of Waste, Chemicals and Environmentally Preferable Purchasing. UM Health-West was one of 10 hospitals in each category to show outstanding performance in those areas. 2014 & 2015.

Environmental Leadership Circle – Awarded to UM Health-West Hospital by Practice Greenhealth for a sixth consecutive year. The award recognizes health care facilities that exemplify environmental excellence and are setting the highest standards for environment practices in health care. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015.

Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness – Received from Wellco and the Michigan Business and Professional Association. The award honors organizations that recognize and celebrate quality and excellence in health and wellness. 2014. 

101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies – Presented by the Michigan Business and Professional Association, this award acknowledges companies from all industries that are focused on being more sustainable, improving the lives of employees and committed to local and global environments. 2012, 2013 & 2014.

2013 VMWare Innovation Award: Transforming IT by Defying Convention – UM Health-West received this award for being an early adopter and innovator with the use of virtualization in both the Data Center and Workstation delivery in the health care setting. Virtualization allows our clinicians faster, remote access to the clinical systems they depend on to provide rapid and effective patient care. 2013.

Michigan’s Clean Corporate Citizens (C3) – The C3 program recognizes organizations with demonstrated strong environmental performance and a commitment to continual environment improvement. 2013.

Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals – UM Health-West Hospital was selected to this elite list of hospitals in a survey conducted nationwide by Soliant Health. 2010, 2011 & 2013.

Ludwig Community Benefit Award – UM Health-West Hospital’s UM Health-West Care program received this award from the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA). The award recognizes member organizations that have aided their community in extraordinary ways and demonstrated community benefit by improving the health and well-being of their communities through health care, economic or social initiatives. 2012.

Elite Award for the Work-Life Balance – This award, which is a category of the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, honors companies that recognize their employees’ needs to balance work with family and other demands, while ensuring flexibility in procedures and policies. 2011.