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Renucci Hospitality House celebrates 20 years of accommodating families of Spectrum Health patients

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 23, 2019 – This month, the Renucci Hospitality House marks 20 years of providing homelike and affordable accommodations for families whose loved ones are patients at Spectrum Health Butterworth, Blodgett or Helen DeVos Children’s hospitals. Each month, approximately 320 families stay at the Renucci House, which is the largest hospitality house […]



Community Invited to Dispose of Unwanted Medications

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 12, 2019 – Spectrum Health Healthier Communities,  Priority Health and Families Against Narcotics Grand Rapids Chapter  have teamed up once again to collect unused and unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Spectrum Health Healthier Communities (Widdicomb Building), 665 Seward Ave. NW, Grand Rapids. Community […]



Go Away Winter!

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 1, 2019 – Despite the cold, snow, ice and wind that have been a challenging part of this West Michigan winter, the unofficial running season will get underway with the Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 16. The event seeks to raise funds and awareness for colorectal cancer […]



Answering the call to Michigan’s lack of addiction specialists

EAST LANSING, Mich., Feb. 22, 2019 — The number of opioid-related deaths in Michigan have hit an all-time high, requiring the resources of three of the state’s major universities and one of its largest health systems to tackle the problem. Under a two-year, $1.5 million grant, Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Wayne State […]



Spectrum Health Culinary Medicine Program Receives $500,000 Grant from Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Grand Rapids, Mich., Nov. 16, 2018 – Spectrum Health Culinary Medicine is one of 54 organizations to receive a share of $10 million from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund (Health Fund) and is honored to accept a $500,000 grant to provide education to underserved populations across the state of Michigan. Spanning from Southeast Michigan to […]



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 […]



68 GRCC students receive $357,994 in Spectrum Health scholarships

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 13, 2018 —Sixty-eight Grand Rapids Community College students interested in health sciences or health careers are receiving scholarships through a partnership with Spectrum Health. GRCC and Spectrum Health celebrated the awarding of $357,994.43 in scholarships with a reception Nov. 12. Spectrum Health created the Spectrum Health Care Professionals Education Scholarship in 2016 to assist […]



Longtime Relationship and Remarkable Results Spur Formal Collaboration

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 1, 2018 – Experts from Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and Spectrum Health have been longtime collaborators in patient care and are now forming a deeper relationship. “For years we have worked closely with clinicians at Mary Free Bed to coordinate care for patients who can benefit from the highly specialized […]



Community Invited to Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs

 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 17, 2018 – Spectrum Health Healthier Communities,  Priority Health, Families Against Narcotics Grand Rapids Chapter  and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services have teamed up to collect unused and unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 27 at Healthier Communities (Widdicomb Building), 665 Seward Ave. NW, Grand Rapids. […]