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Spectrum Health Reminds Community to Utilize Alternative Same Day Health Care Services for Cold and Flu

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 7, 2021—Due to the rapid increase of patients with COVID-19 and other serious health conditions across West Michigan, Spectrum Health’s emergency rooms and Urgent Care centers are experiencing significantly higher volumes. To help minimize the added strain on these important services and to treat patients faster, Spectrum Health is urging the […]



Spectrum Health Announces New Visitor Restrictions

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 23, 2021 – As a result of increasing numbers of patients admitted with COVID-19 and hospitals at or near capacity throughout West Michigan, Spectrum Health is revising its visitor policies to reduce the number of people in its Grand Rapids and regional hospitals and outpatient care sites. “Spectrum Health is happy […]



Spectrum Health collaboration tackles mistrust, supports Black vaccination efforts

Grand Rapids, Mich., Nov. 22, 2021— Spectrum Health is partnering with Michigan State University, Mercy Health, as well as Kent and Muskegon counties to tackle several influential factors affecting COVID-19 vaccination rates in West Michigan Black communities where numbers are low. “Vulnerability to COVID-19 is impacted by factors like socioeconomic status, disability, racism, language, housing […]



A Letter to Region 6 Communities

**Sharing on behalf of Region 6 Healthcare Coalition** Nov. 16, 2021–The health care systems within Region 6 are at a tipping point – our individual and collective resources are being overwhelmed, and we need our communities’ help to get back on track. For all Michigan Region 6 care providers, the health and well-being of our […]



Spectrum Health Expands Access to Monoclonal Antibody Therapy and Treatment of COVID-19 Patients

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 20, 2021 – Spectrum Health is expanding access to monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy in Grand Rapids and throughout the region. Spectrum Health opened its Blodgett Hospital COVID-19 Infusion Clinic for mAb treatment in December 2020. The Blodgett clinic has expanded its treatment area to serve more patients and a mobile clinic […]



Drug Take Back Day Encourages Community to Dispose of Unwanted Medications

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 18, 2021 – Spectrum Health Healthier Communities,  Priority Health,  Pine Rest 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, October 23, at Spectrum Health Healthier Communities (Widdicomb Building), 665 Seward Ave. NW, and […]



Spectrum Health Named Among Best Companies for Multicultural Women

Grand Rapids, Mich., June 30, 2021 — Spectrum Health has been named one of the 2021 Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Seramount (formerly Working Mother Media)—an honor recognizing companies that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting multicultural women in the United States. Spectrum Health is one of three Michigan-based organizations […]



Spectrum Health Partners with STEM Greenhouse Summer Program

Grand Rapids, Mich., June 28, 2021 – Spectrum Health is teaming up with Grand Rapids-based nonprofit STEM Greenhouse on a summer curriculum for 50 students eager to improve their proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Last week, the Sankofa STEM Summer Academy began offering a five-week hands-on education at Davenport University to 50 […]



Spectrum Health to convert single-occupant restrooms into affirming, gender-neutral spaces

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 28, 2021 – To create a more welcoming environment and to eliminate fear of discrimination for LGBTQI+ team members, patients and visitors, Spectrum Health is converting single-occupant restrooms in Grand Rapids from gender assigned to inclusive, affirming, gender-neutral spaces. Over the next several months, all-gender restroom signage will be installed in […]