Amway River Bank Run Moving 2021 Event to Oct. 23

**Sharing on behalf of the Amway River Bank Run** GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 17, 2021 – Amway River Bank Run organizers announce that the 2021 event date has changed from May 8 to October 23 in downtown Grand Rapids. The decision to move the 44th iteration of the annual event was made after careful consideration […]

Community Partnership Focuses on Cultural Relevancy in COVID-19 Communications

Benton Harbor, Mich., February 8, 2021 – Community Grand Rounds, a program of Spectrum Health Lakeland, has teamed up with music artists and community health advocates in Benton Harbor to deliver messages they hope inspire communities across West Michigan and beyond. As COVID-19 further illuminates health disparities, it also further heightens the importance of inclusion […]

Kent County Spectrum Health and Mercy Health in Collaboration With Vaccinate West Michigan Launch Large-Scale Vaccine Site in Downtown Grand Rapids

**Sharing on behalf of Kent County** GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 22, 2021–-Kent County, Spectrum Health and Mercy Health, in collaboration with Vaccinate West Michigan, have come together to create a COVID-19 vaccination clinic that will allow large numbers of people to be vaccinated at one central location. Vaccinations will begin on Monday, Jan. 25, at […]

Spectrum Health y Mercy Health del Condado de Kent, en colaboración con Vaccinate West Michigan, crean un sitio de vacunación a gran escala en Downtown Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 22 de enero de 2021– El Condado de Kent, Spectrum Health y Mercy Health, en colaboración con Vaccinate West Michigan, se han unido para crear una clínica de vacunación contra el COVID-19 que permitirá vacunar a una gran cantidad de personas en una ubicación central. Las vacunas comenzarán el lunes 25 de […]

Spectrum Health Honors Legacy of MLK Jr.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 15, 2021 – This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Spectrum Health affirms its commitment to eliminating systemic racism and achieving health equity in the communities it serves, by engaging in intentional conversation with team and community members, elevating the voices of those who marched with Dr. King, and encouraging team members […]

Spectrum Health Opens COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for the Public

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 11, 2021 – In response to the State of Michigan expanding eligibility for vaccination, Spectrum Health today began vaccinating adults age 65 and over, and certain Phase 1B individuals such as teachers and childcare workers. Spectrum Health will launch vaccination clinics this week by appointment only in Grand Rapids, Greenville, Hastings […]

Spectrum Health Announces Board Member Transitions

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 11, 2021 – Spectrum Health welcomes two new incoming board members to the Spectrum Health System Board of Directors and thanks three board members for their many years of service as their terms come to an end. This transition occurred with the new year. Those ending their terms include Richard M. […]

Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K to Return in 2022

GRAND RAPIDS Mich., Dec. 14, 2020 – Spectrum Health announces today the Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K race will return in 2022. The health and safety of our community are of paramount importance at Spectrum Health. Given ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be holding the race in 2021. Spectrum Health enjoys […]

National Diversity Council’s National Coalition for Racial Justice & Equity Announces New Appointment to Board of Directors

**Shared with permission from The National Diversity Council** HOUSTON, TX, Nov. 9, 2020 – The National Diversity Council (NDC) announced it has appointed Ovell Barbee, SPHR, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer at Spectrum Health, to its Board of Directors for the National Coalition for Racial Justice & Equity (NCRJE). Awarded […]

Spectrum Health Announces New Visitor Changes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., November 11, 2020 – As the number of cases and positivity rates of COVID-19 continue to climb in our community, Spectrum Health is seeing significant increases of patients being admitted to its hospitals. Therefore, the health system announces changes to its visitor policies. The revisions are intended to reduce the number of […]