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 that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan.

People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.


Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 31,000 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 $550 million in community benefit during the last 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 1,100 open research studies are approved through Spectrum Health’s Institutional Review Board More than 130 national cancer clinical trials through the Cancer Research Consortium of West Michigan. To learn more about current research studies, visit the Spectrum Health Research & Clinical Trials website.

*Most recent data for Spectrum Health (fiscal year 2019) and Spectrum Health Lakeland (fiscal year 2017).