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, 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, 4,200 medical staff experts, 3,200 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, 230 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 $459 million in community benefit in the last fiscal year. 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.

Personnel

Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 26,000 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 $372 million in community benefit during its 2017 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, 2017, to June 30, 2018