Children's Health


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 […]



Minority Children with Cancer in PICU’s Show Higher Death Rates

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 8, 2020 – A new study led by Spectrum Health physician researchers shows that minority children with cancer admitted to pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) throughout the nation have higher death rates than their Caucasian counterparts. The study found that mortality rates for African American (8.5 percent) and Hispanic children (8.1 […]



Acrisure Pledges $15 Million to Establish Center for Innovation in Children’s Health at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., February 13, 2020 –Spectrum Health today announced that through the generosity of Acrisure LLC, the Acrisure Center for Innovation in Children’s Health will be established at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. The company’s $15 million pledge will create a virtual center to advance programs and services for the future by supporting the dedicated […]



Spectrum Health Enacting Visitor Restrictions

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 8, 2020 – Spectrum Health hospitals are working to meet the challenge of caring for our community amid an influx of respiratory illness. Because one of the most important tools in fighting the transmission of infection is limiting exposure, only healthy visitors may visit patients in the hospitals or outpatient locations. […]



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

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., December 12, 2019 – Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation and IHeart Media are happy to celebrate the 20th anniversary of collaboration in raising more than $400,000 during the 48-hour 2019 radiothon.  This is an all-time record for the radiothon’s fundraising efforts. Proceeds stay local and benefit children right here in West Michigan […]



Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital joins Eastern Great Lakes Pediatric Consortium for Disaster Response

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 21, 2019 – Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is proud to join the Eastern Great Lakes Pediatric Consortium for Disaster Response (EGLPCDR) as a Center of Excellence. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response recently awarded six hospitals in Michigan […]