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. […]

Amway Becomes Title Sponsor of River Bank Run

Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 10, 2018 – River Bank Events and Media LLC announced today that Amway will take over as the title sponsor of the River Bank Run in 2019. The announcement was made during a news conference inside the Imperial Ballroom at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids, not far […]

Community Invited to Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 17, 2018 – Spectrum Health Healthier Communities and Families Against Narcotics Grand Rapids Chapter will be collecting unused and unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Healthier Communities (Widdicomb Building), 665 Seward Ave. NW, Grand Rapids. Citizens are invited to stop by to dispose of expired […]

Spectrum Health and Arivale, Inc. Partnering to Bring Scientific Wellness® to Michigan

Grand Rapids, Mich. and Seattle, Wash., – March 20, 2018 — Spectrum Health, one of the nation’s top health systems, and Arivale, the Scientific Wellness® company helping individuals optimize their health and avoid disease, announced today a partnership that will bring Scientific Wellness® to Spectrum Health. Spectrum Health is the first health provider in Michigan […]

Women Runners/Walkers Dig the Jig

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 5, 2018 – There will no doubt be a lot of green being worn by runners and walkers at the 35th annual Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K to be held on Saturday, March 17 – aka St. Patrick’s Day-  in East Grand Rapids. There could also be lots of pink, as […]

Health Pointe celebrates Grand Opening

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., March 1, 2018 — Health Pointe, a 50/50 joint venture between Spectrum Health and Holland Hospital, celebrated its grand opening today with a ribbon cutting that included leaders from Spectrum Health, Holland Hospital and other aligned health care partners. Opening to patients on Monday, March 5, Health Pointe will offer convenient access […]

Top Tips for Race Readiness

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 19, 2018 – The unofficial running season in West Michigan gets underway with the Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 17. Online registration for the 35th Annual “Jig,” held this year on St. Patrick’s Day in East Grand Rapids, is available at The Irish Jig is recognized […]