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Spectrum Health Adopts Disinfecting Process to Conserve PPE

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 4, 2020 – Spectrum Health is taking steps to conserve its supply of personal protection equipment (PPE), including N95 masks, by adopting disinfection practices from clinical and research teams across the country. Aerosolized hydrogen peroxide and heat are being used to disinfect N95 masks between shifts. Goggles, face shields and other […]



Spectrum Health Consolidates Donation Drop Off Locations

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 1, 2020 – Spectrum Health is consolidating donation sites for medical supplies beginning April 1. As the volume of donations have decreased, and to continue to keep communities safe, Spectrum Health will be closing previous sites for donations. Six new locations and hours of operation are listed below. While Spectrum Health […]



Spectrum Health Temporarily Closes Walk-In Clinics

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 26, 2020—Spectrum Health is closing all walk-in clinics in West Michigan and encouraging people to connect virtually with a provider. The clinics will be temporarily closing effective immediately until further notice. Spectrum Health offers alternatives for accessing health care for non-life-threatening emergencies. People experiencing emergencies should call 911 immediately. To limit […]



Metro Health – University of Michigan Health and Spectrum Health Revise Adult ICU Visitor Restrictions

GRAND RAPIDS and WYOMING, Mich., March 25, 2020 – Metro Health – University of Michigan Health and Spectrum Health have revised their adult Intensive Care Unit visitor restrictions. As of tonight at 9 p.m., no visitors will be allowed in either of the organizations’ adult ICUs. The move is intended to help keep patients, family […]



Spectrum Health Accepting Donations of Medical Supplies

The donation sites have been updated as of 4.1.2020: https://www.spectrumhealth.org/covid19/giving-opportunities Grand Rapids, Mich., March 23, 2020 – Responding to the outpouring of community inquiries and offers of support, Spectrum Health is opening 14 drop-off donation sites for medical supplies beginning at noon on Tuesday, March 24. The locations and hours of operation are listed below. […]



Spectrum Health Cancels Non-Urgent Patient Appointments, Procedures, Surgeries

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 16, 2020 – In a continued effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective Tuesday, March 17, Spectrum Health is canceling all appointments, surgeries and procedures that are not urgent or emergency-related for the next two weeks. “We believe this is the right step to protect our patients, team members and […]



Mercy Health, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health and Spectrum Health Announce New Visitor Restrictions

GRAND RAPIDS and WYOMING, Mich., March 15, 2020 –Mercy Health, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health and Spectrum Health have revised their visitor policies to align with a new executive order from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The additional restrictions are intended to prevent the spread of illness and protect patients, health care workers and […]



Spectrum Health Cancels, Postpones or Goes Virtual With Public Events

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 12, 2020 – In order to keep community members, team members and the public healthy and safe, Spectrum Health is taking the following steps related to public events through April 30: Spectrum Health community events that do not provide an immediate public health benefit will be made virtual, postponed or cancelled. […]



Spectrum Health Announces New Family and Visitor Restrictions

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 11, 2020 – Spectrum Health has taken additional action to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by announcing new hospital family and visitor restrictions. The State of Michigan has its first presumed cases of COVID-19, and an official state of emergency has been declared by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. This act has […]



Spectrum Health Offers Free Virtual Screenings for Those With Possible COVID-19 Symptoms

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 9, 2020 – In an effort to prevent the spread of illness and ease anxiety about novel coronavirus COVID-19, Spectrum Health is offering free virtual screenings for people who are concerned they may have the virus. This allows people in Michigan to seek the information they need from their homes, while […]



Lifestyle Medicine at Spectrum Health to Launch at Grand Rapids Downtown Market

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. March 2, 2020 – Spectrum Health is excited to move into the Grand Rapids Downtown Market’s teaching kitchen. The second-floor space will continue to be used for culinary medicine classes and will become the future home of a Spectrum Health specialty practice that will focus on lifestyle medicine. Lifestyle medicine is an […]



Spectrum Health Irish Jig Expands Accommodations for Participants

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb.12, 2020 – The Spectrum Health Irish Jig, one of Michigan’s premier 5K road races, is making changes to help accommodate participants. The 37th Annual Irish Jig will be held on Saturday, March 21, and will offer a special start time for competitors who are a part of My TEAM TRIUMPH – […]