2015 corporate annual report highlights organizational milestones

Published 10:34 am Monday, February 29, 2016

ST. JOSEPH — Lakeland Health recently published its 2015 corporate annual report highlighting accomplishments from the past year, including: a by-the-numbers look at our people, facilities, and patients; 2014 community benefit use of funds; and stories of how our care has made a difference in our patients’ lives.

The report also highlights Lakeland’s efforts to improve care by helping to launch the formation of a clinically integrated network with six of Michigan’s leading health systems, a partnership established with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network, and participation in a reverse trade mission with a delegation of healthcare executives and government officials from Brazil.

“No longer are we only treating an illness or injury in the hospital setting,” said Loren B. Hamel, MD, President and CEO of Lakeland Health. “Today, we are just as focused on wellness and prevention initiatives that are designed to keep patients healthy – and out of the hospital in the first place. You can see that idea at work in this annual report.”

In 2015, the Lakeland medical education program graduated a class of 14 medical residents through a partnership with the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Construction also began on a new housing option for medical residents and area residents at the site of the former Lakeland Continuing Care Center in St. Joseph.

For more information or to view the full report, visit www.lakelandhealth.org/annualreport.