Spectrum Health System


Grand Valley State University Board joins Spectrum Health in approving joint parking ramp

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich, Feb. 2, 2018 — Grand Valley State University, Spectrum Health System and the city of Grand Rapids moved a step closer to jointly addressing the parking issues along and around the Medical Mile in downtown Grand Rapids. The university’s Board of Trustees joined Spectrum Health in formally approving a parking ramp that […]



Spectrum Health Announces New Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Matthew E. Cox, MBA, CPA, joined Spectrum Health as senior vice president and chief financial officer for the system on December 31, 2017. In this role, Cox will lead the finance team and assume financial responsibilities for Spectrum Health and its subsidiaries. “Matt Cox has had a distinguished career in health […]



Kent County Area Hospitals Enhancing Healthy Visitor Efforts

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., January 17, 2018 – Grand Rapids area hospitals are working to meet the challenge of caring for our community during this CDC-declared flu epidemic.  One of the most important tools in fighting the transmission of flu is limiting exposure. The flu can be especially dangerous to the young, frail or elderly. For […]



Spectrum Health Employees Honor MLK’s Legacy Through Community Service

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., January 12, 2018 – Spectrum Health is observing the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by offering its employees several volunteer opportunities across West Michigan on Monday, January 15, and throughout the week. Nearly 500 Spectrum Health employees have committed to volunteering at locations throughout the health system’s service area in Big Rapids, […]



Area Hospitals and Public Health Officials Remind Community of Flu Precautions, How and When to Seek Care for Flu

SITUATION: As the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, reports, flu is now widespread throughout Michigan and many surrounding states. Area hospitals, urgent care facilities and doctor offices are experiencing an increase in the number of people presenting with flu and flu-like symptoms. It is important for our community to know how to prevent flu, […]



Spectrum Health Board Elects Two New Members

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 6, 2017 – Spectrum Health System Board of Directors has elected two new members to serve on its system board. Mehmood Khan, MD and Gloria Lara will serve three-year terms. The system board provides oversight and strategic direction to the health system which includes Spectrum Health Hospital Group, Spectrum Health Medical […]



Spectrum Health Hospitals Nationally Recognized for Quality

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 18, 2017 – Spectrum Health hospitals have been recognized nationally for providing exceptional quality care for their patients. Healthgrades, a leading online consumer resource, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.* Healthgrades identified the  top-performing hospitals across all conditions or procedures evaluated within […]



Spectrum Health President & CEO Richard Breon Announces Retirement

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (OCT. 17, 2017) – Spectrum Health President & CEO Richard C. Breon today announced plans to retire, effective January 1, 2019. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as the leader of this outstanding health system during a time of intensive growth and innovation,” said Richard C. Breon, President […]



Spectrum Health Creates System Leadership Role

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 14, 2017 – Richard C. Breon, President & CEO of Spectrum Health announced today that Tina Freese Decker has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Spectrum Health. In this new position, she will have responsibility for advancing the strategy and leading operations of the organization, including Spectrum […]



Spectrum Health Opens North Muskegon Facility

Spectrum Health will celebrate the opening of its newest integrated care campus this week. The public is invited to visit the Integrated Care Campus at North Muskegon for an open house on Thursday, December 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The new 30,000 square foot, single story facility is located north of Muskegon at […]



Spectrum Health Breaks Ground at Ada Facility

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 7, 2016 – Spectrum Health will hold a groundbreaking event on Tuesday, November 8, at 10 a.m. at the site of a future patient care facility – the Spectrum Health Integrated Care Campus (ICC) at Ada. The new 24,400 square foot, two-story facility is being constructed within the newly developing Ada […]