Children's Health


Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 11th year in a row

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 14, 2022 – U.S. News & World Report has recognized Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in its 2022 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings within four specialty areas. This is the 11th year the hospital has been included on this prestigious list. The 2022-23 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings are being published online […]



Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Announces Pediatric Certified Duchenne Care Center, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

**Sharing on behalf of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy** WASHINGTON, May 11, 2022 — Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a nonprofit organization leading the fight to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), announced the expansion of their renowned Certified Duchenne Care Center Program (CDCCP) with the certification of the clinic at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital (HDVCH) in Grand Rapids, […]



American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recognizes Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital with Silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 15, 2022 – The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently granted a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence to both the pediatric (PICU) and cardiac intensive care units (PCICU) at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Only 29 pediatric intensive care units in the country have achieved Beacon Award status, and […]



Virtual Rare Disease Day Event to Unite Patients, Caregivers and Families Living with Rare Disease

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 21, 2022 – Calvin University, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital are pleased to announce a virtual Rare Disease Day Symposium, February 21-28, 2022. This free, virtual event serves to unite patients, caregivers and families, medical professionals, researchers, advocates and students around the common […]



Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation and iHeart Media annual Radiothon breaks all-time fundraising records

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 6, 2022 – Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation and iHeart Media are happy to announce an on-air record breaking $490,377 was generously donated during the 22nd Annual Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Radiothon, presented by Wendy’s. The community continued to give online through the weekend, for a total of $503,135 raised. Since […]



Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital participates in national grant to improve preparedness in disaster planning

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 12, 2021 – Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital has joined a national initiative to improve pediatric preparedness for future disasters and global health events similar to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently awarded more than $48 million to a collaboration of children’s hospitals across the […]



Spectrum Health and Mary Free Bed Announce Enhanced Pediatric Care Collaboration

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 29, 2021 – Spectrum Health and Mary Free Bed leaders today announced an enhanced collaboration aimed at increasing access to excellent pediatric acute inpatient rehabilitation. Through a Joint Operating Agreement, Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital will operate an acute pediatric inpatient rehabilitation unit at […]



Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital’s Surgery Center earns national verification from the American College of Surgeons

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 12, 2021 – Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital announced today that its surgical center has been verified as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program (ACS CSV), the only West Michigan hospital with this verification. “We are honored that Helen DeVos […]



Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital ranked by U.S. News & World Report in seven of 10 areas

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 15, 2021 – U.S. News & World Report has again recognized Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in its 2021 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings with a total of seven of 10 specialty areas being recognized this year. This is the 10th year the hospital has been included on this prestigious list. […]



Seventeen Michigan Hospitals Awarded for Excellence and Improvement in Maternity Care

NOVI, MICHIGAN, May 7, 2021 – In honor of Mother’s Day, The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM), a nonprofit group comprised of Michigan’s largest employers and unions, is awarding hospitals throughout Michigan that have demonstrated excellence and improvement in maternity care and delivery outcomes. Seventeen hospitals have earned an award for 2021, the highest number […]



Gerber Foundation Grant Provides Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Researchers Opportunity to Unlock Secrets of Rare Diseases

Grand Rapids, Mich., April 27, 2021 – The Gerber Foundation has awarded Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital a $350,000 grant to study rare diseases in undiagnosed neonatal patients. The grant will allow researchers at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital to study the use of two genetic tools, rapid whole genome sequencing and RNA-sequencing. Rapid whole […]



Virtual Rare Disease Day Event to Unite Patients, Caregivers and Families Living with Rare Disease

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., February 19, 2020 – Calvin University, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital are pleased to announce a virtual Rare Disease Day Symposium, February 23-27, 2021. This free, virtual event serves to unite patients, caregivers and families, medical professionals, researchers, advocates and students around the common […]



Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Celebrates 10 years of the Big Blue Building on the Medical Mile

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., January 11, 2021 – Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is excited to celebrate 10 years of the iconic blue building being a beacon of hope and a world-renowned landmark on the Medical Mile.  The 14-story, $286 million Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital as we know it today, opened on January 11, 2011, […]



Spectrum Health Acquires New Advanced Technology for Diagnosis and Treatment of Epilepsy and Brain Tumors Made Possible by Philanthropy

Grand Rapids, Mich., December 7, 2020 – Spectrum Health is excited to announce the establishment of the Jack H. Miller Magnetoencephalography Center, which includes advanced technology to help with diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and brain tumors. Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is one of the most advanced functional neuroimaging technologies available for mapping brain activity, and this […]



Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Names Childhood Cancer Program to Honor Ethie Haworth

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 16, 2020 – Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital has named its childhood cancer program in honor of one of its greatest advocates. The program will now be called the Ethie Haworth Children’s Cancer Center. The family has also made a gift to establish the James Fahner, MD, Endowed Division Chief […]



Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Names New President

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., August 18, 2020 – Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce that Hossain Marandi, MD, MBA, FACHE, has been selected as its new president. The announcement comes after a rigorous national search and interview process with a cross section of community members and hospital leaders. “We were looking for […]



Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in Eight of 10 Areas

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 16, 2020 – U.S. News & World Report has again included Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in its 2020 Best Children’s Hospital rankings, with a total of eight of 10 specialty areas being recognized this year. This is the most specialties the hospital has ever been ranked in and is […]