Awards


Spectrum Health Foundation President honored at Annual National Philanthropy Day Celebration

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 15, 2018 – The Association of Fundraising Professionals West Michigan Chapter (AFPWM) has named Vicki Weaver as the recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Outstanding Fundraising Professional at the 32nd annual National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) luncheon on Nov. 15. “Vicki has made it her life’s work to support our community […]



Spectrum Health Foundation Names Art of Giving Award Recipients

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 18, 2018–The Spectrum Health Foundation honored Dr. James and Gail Fahner with its Art of Giving Award at the Foundation’s Annual Celebration of Philanthropy Thank You Dinner on September 27. Established in 1989, the award is presented annually to individuals demonstrating extraordinary volunteer service, leadership and commitment to improving the health […]



American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recognizes Pediatric ICU at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 2, 2018 – The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is the only pediatric critical care unit in the State of Michigan with […]



Michigan Health & Hospital Association Recognizes Healthcare Champions

LANSING, Mich., June 29, 2018 — The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) this week honored three individuals who have greatly influenced healthcare across the state. Receiving the association’s highest achievement award, the 2018 Meritorious Service Award, were Richard Breon, president and CEO, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids; and Rob Casalou, president and CEO of Mercy […]



Grand Rapids Chamber Announces 2018 Center for Community Leadership Award Recipients

Grand Rapids, Mich., (May 15, 2018) – The Grand Rapids Chamber is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Center for Community Leadership (CCL) Awards, to be presented at the upcoming CCL Fundraiser on Thursday, June 20, from 5 pm – 8 pm at Bissell Tree House at the John Ball Zoo, 1300 W. […]



Spectrum Health’s Tina Freese Decker Named One of Top 25 COOs in Healthcare 2018

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 9, 2018 – The editors of Modern Healthcare have named Tina Freese Decker, Spectrum Health’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, to the 2018 list of the Top 25 COOs in the health care industry. Modern Healthcare magazine is the industry’s leading source of health care business and policy news, research […]



Two Spectrum Health Hospitals Receive America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ for 4th Year in a Row

Grand Rapids, MI— February 27, 2018 – Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital and Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital have received the Healthgrades 2018 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award™ for a fourth consecutive year (2015-2018).  The distinction places these hospitals in the top one percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide, for consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance […]



Spectrum Health Innovations Receives Large Smartzone Grant for Development of Medical Devices

Grand Rapids, Mich, Feb. 20, 2018– Spectrum Health Innovations (SHI) was recently awarded a grant from the City of Grand Rapids’ Smartzone Local Development Finance Authority (LDFA) to support the development of new health care solutions. The $727,000 grant will be used over the course of three years and is the largest one SHI has […]



Spectrum Health Receives National Designation as one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2018

Grand Rapids, Mich, Feb. 19, 2018– Spectrum Health has been named one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2018 for offering exceptional employer-provided commuter benefits that meet the National Standard of Excellence criteria. “We are extremely proud about our commuter benefit program that save employees time, money and stress,” said Kevin Judd, Manager of […]



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 […]



Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in Six Specialty Areas

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 27, 2017 – U.S. News & World Report has again included Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in its 2017 Best Children’s Hospital rankings, with a total of six specialty areas being recognized this year. This is the sixth year the hospital has been included. The 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings […]