By CELESTE BOTT
Capital News Service
LANSING – Eight Michigan hospitals were ranked among the top 100 in the nation, based on new a study, including ones in Grayling, Holland, Southfield and Greenville. Truven Health Care Analytics, the company that conducted the study, analyzes nationwide Medicare data in an effort to improve health care. Jean Chenoweth, Truven’s senior vice president, said the list is intended to recognize health care facilities that best serve their local communities. “The key is developing and maintaining a hospital-wide culture of excellence that cuts across everything, from patient care to housekeeping to administration, and the refusal to rest when it comes to adopting new technologies and techniques,” Chenoweth said. The annual study looks at one year’s worth of Medicare data, comparing statistics that include morality rates, complications, patient safety, profitability, patient ratings and readmissions.