About Us

Below is general information about Spectrum Health. If you need additional information, please contact a member of the public relations team.

Facts & Figures

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 180 ambulatory and service sites; 3,400 physicians and advanced practice providers, including 1,500 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan with 788,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 25,700 employees. The organization provided $372 million in community benefit during its 2017 fiscal year. Spectrum Health was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems—and in the top five among the largest health systems—in 2017 by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM. This is the sixth time the organization has received this recognition.

Personnel

Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 25,400 employees.

Financial Information

Spectrum Health is an Aa3 rated health care system by Moody’s Investors Service and AA rated by Standard and Poor’s, ratings we have maintained since 1998. Priority Health is rated A by A.M. Best Co. These strong ratings validate our standing in the investment community and demonstrate our commitment to prudently manage and preserve the community financial assets of Spectrum Health. Our financial strength allows us to deliver value to the communities we serve by offering high-quality, affordable health care.

Community Benefit

The organization provided more than $326 million in community benefit during its 2016 fiscal year*.

Medical Research

Maintaining a progressive research culture in Grand Rapids is fundamental to our role as the region’s largest medical center. Spectrum Health continues to grow its own research accomplishments as well as build collaborative relationships within and throughout the local research community.

More than 750 open research studies are approved through Spectrum Health’s Institutional Review Board More than 220 national cancer clinical trials through the Grand Rapids Clinical Oncology Program To learn more about current research studies, visit the Spectrum Health Research & Clinical Trials website.

*July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016