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; 179 ambulatory and service sites; more than 3,100 physicians and advanced practice providers, including about 1,400 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan with about 741,000 members. Spectrum Health was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems—and in the top five among the largest health systems—by Truven Health Analytics™ for 2016. This is the fifth time the organization has received this recognition.

Personnel
Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 25,000 employees.
Financial Information

Spectrum Health is a AA rated healthcare system by Moody’s Investors Service and Standard and Poor’s, ratings we have maintained since 1998. These ratings validate our standing in the investment community and allow us to structure financing that is affordable for Spectrum Health. Priority Health has maintained its A- rating by A.M. Best Co. since 2006. Additionally, its health premiums rank in the lowest quartile when benchmarked against regional competitors. These strong ratings demonstrate our commitment to prudently manage and preserve the community financial assets of Spectrum Health System.

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