Awards & Honors

Memorial Healthcare has been recognized nationally and on a state level by industry leaders for excellence in meeting or exceeding patient care standards as well as for its use of technology to address patient care, patient safety, and service quality.

Patient Engagement: Becker's Hospital Review and Axial Exchange 2014 Inaugural Survey - #1 in the State of Michigan

In a recent survey of 3,077 U. S. hospitals, Memorial Healthcare of Owosso was ranked #1 in the State of Michigan for its patient engagement efforts. As a result of an inaugural survey conducted by Axial Exchange and Becker’s Hospital Review, a Top 100 list was developed recognizing those hospitals achieving the best scores. Memorial Healthcare ranked 28th nationally out of 3,077 hospitals - scoring in the top 99th percentile nationwide and capturing the highest ranking in the State of Michigan. The survey evaluated healthcare providers searching for those with low readmission rates and high patient satisfaction scores. Other factors considered an analysis of what tools and information was made readily available by the healthcare organization to help engage patients throughout their care, such as access to a patient portal (electronic access to personal health data) and the organization’s use of electronic health and medical records.

Patient Care:

    • Quality Oncology Practice Initiative - American Society of Clinical Oncology
      • 3-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practice
    • Cancer Center - Accredited by American College of Surgeons (ACS) with Commendation - a
    • ccreditation with Commendation is the highest level awarded by the ACS
  • Patient Centered Medical Home (Physician Office Practices) - as recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
      • Amy Wallace, DO; Usman Ahmed, DO; Mary Makey, PA-C, Tamara Platner, PA-C (Perry Family Practice)
      • Richard Rankl, MD; Gerri Hagadon, DNP; Diane Gutchak, DNP (Durand Family Health Center)
      • Barbara Gurden, DO (Laingsburg Primary Care)
      • Anthony Patsy, DO; Krisha Horger, NP (Arnold Medical Clinic in Owosso)
      • Roy Small, DO (Dr. Small's Office in Chesaning)
      • Adriana Raus, MD; Wanda Iza, MD, Diana Hayes, CFNP (Shiawassee Family Medicine in Owosso)
      • David Huff, DO (Ovid-Elsie Family Health Care in Ovid)
      • Carolyn Ebert, MD; Thomas Teal, MD; Marcus Feldpausch, PA-C (Chesaning Family Medicine)
      • Timothy Oliver, MD (Memorial Northside Family Medicine in Owosso)
      • Carol Vorenkamp-Cooper, DO (Memorial Family Medicine in Owosso)
      • Elena Alawa, DO; Stacey Carr, NP (Owosso Internal Medicine)
      • Oscar Macal, MD; Antonio Santiago, MD (Internal Medical Associates of Owosso)
      • Maria Budai, MD (Pediatric and Adolescent Services in Owosso)
      • Michael Kramer, DO; Bethany Pavon, FNP (Memorial Pediatric Clinic in Owosso)


  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence - Accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • CT Services - Accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • MRI Services - Accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • Nuclear Medicine - Accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)


  • "Most Wired" Hospital - Hospitals & Health Networks (2014)
  • Meaningful Use Stage 2 - One of only 17% of the nation's hospital to achieve this status

Memorial Healthcare is also recognized by the following organizations for meeting and/or exceeding patient care standards and safety processes:

  • Joint Commission - Hospital, Home Health, and Memorial Medical Associates employed physician practices
  • College of American Pathologists Commission on Laboratory Accreditation
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Michigan Department of Community Health
  • Blue Care Network - Category A classification for Memorial Healthcare's Physical Therapy Department
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association - Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care (Family Birth Place)