Community, Pennock Hospital

Pennock Health & Wellness Center announces temporary closure to prevent spread of coronavirus


March 16, 2020

Pennock Health & Wellness Center will close effective today, March 16, to help slow the transmission of coronavirus. The Health & Wellness Center will be closed beginning at 3 p.m. until further notice.

All activities and appointments at the Wellness Center, including massage services and group classes, are cancelled.

Because of the rapidly changing situation related to the coronavirus pandemic, updates and new information will be shared in real time on Pennock’s Facebook group:

Pennock Health & Wellness Center announced the following today:

  • Membership dues for this month, March 16-March 31, will be credited to members’ accounts.
  • If the Wellness Center remains closed on April 1, April dues will not be charged.
  • Dues will only resume when the building reopens.
  • Members are advised to allow 5-7 business days for credits to be processed.
  • Participants in all classes and programs will get a credit for future programs and classes.

“Out of an abundance of concern for the safety and wellbeing of our staff and our community, we have no choice but to close Pennock Health & Wellness Center to help reduce the chances of transmission of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and we will reopen as soon as Spectrum Health medical and health experts advise us that it is safe to do so,” said Dean Ford, wellness Center supervisor. “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Based on the advice of health experts and medical professionals, we want to do our part to minimize social contact and assist with social distancing. The staff at the Wellness Center encourage everyone to remain active in some way to support their physical and mental well-being during this time.”

In addition, Wellness Center staff will be assigned to support community efforts in coming days and weeks.

Community members, churches, schools, businesses and others are encouraged to visit to access informational resources.


Spectrum Health System, a not-for-profit, integrated health system, is committed to improving the health and wellness of our communities. We live our mission every day with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,500 medical staff experts, 3,300 committed volunteers and a health plan serving 1 million members. Our talented physicians and caregivers are privileged to offer a full continuum of care and wellness services to our communities through 14 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 155 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. We pursue health care solutions for today and tomorrow that diversify our offerings. Locally-governed and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our health system provided $585 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $30 million in philanthropy in the most recent fiscal year to support research, academics, innovation and clinical care. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM.

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