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Spectrum Health Regional Burn Center Shares Tips for a Safe Summer and Fourth

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 25, 2020 – With fireworks flying off store shelves, state campgrounds reopening and many backyard bonfires planned, the clinical team at the Spectrum Health Regional Burn Center is sharing information to help everyone stay safe this summer. With COVID-19 concerns canceling most municipal fireworks events and many people gearing up for their […]



Spectrum Health Expands Commitment to Address Health Inequities

Grand Rapids, Mich., June 12, 2020 – Spectrum Health announced today it plans to accelerate and expand its efforts in addressing racial and ethnic health inequities. The health system already directs significant funding to health improvement programs and plans to increase that commitment in West Michigan as well as in southwest Michigan through its Spectrum […]



10 Summer Safety Tips from the Experts at Spectrum Health

10 Summer Safety Tips from the Experts at Spectrum Health As Michigan’s Stay Home Stay Safe order comes to an end and life begins to resume some sense of normalcy, Spectrum Health’s infectious disease doctors offer tips and advice on how to avoid a resurgence of COVID-19. A key thing to remember is that outdoor […]



Spectrum Health Offers COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Grand Rapids, Mich., May 21, 2020 – Spectrum Health is among the first health systems in the state to begin offering COVID-19 antibody testing to the general public. The antibody testing will help meet a community need and determine how widely the disease has spread through West Michigan. The antibody, or serology, test is a […]



Spectrum Health Announces Employer Toolkit to Help Businesses in the Midst of COVID-19

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 13, 2020 – Spectrum Health is offering guidance to West and Southwest Michigan businesses as they adapt to operating in a new environment with the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to equip employers and employees with advice on infection prevention and practical resources to help increase safety and minimize risk. “As […]



Financial Assistance is a Core Service Provided by Spectrum Health—Now and Always

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 13, 2020 –Spectrum Health offers financial aid options to provide people with the care they need, regardless of ability to pay. This support has been a long-standing practice of the health system and will continue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients can be evaluated for financial assistance at no charge. Regardless of […]



Nurses Day and Nurses Week Particularly Noteworthy this Year

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 6, 2020 – In recognition of National Nurses Day (May 6) and National Nurses Week (May 6-12), Spectrum Health asked a handful of its registered nurses at Butterworth Hospital to discuss their careers and how their work and perspectives have changed during this global pandemic. Below are a few of their […]



Spectrum Health Announces Expanded Capability for More Widespread COVID-19 Testing

Grand Rapids, Mich., April 27, 2020 – Spectrum Health announced that new COVID-19 testing equipment and additional supplies are making it possible for more people in West Michigan to be tested. Due to the enhanced testing capacity, more people who previously wouldn’t qualify for testing may now be tested for COVID-19. Currently, a medical provider […]



Spectrum Health Continues to Provide Wide Range of Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 23, 2020 – While COVID-19 has become the focal point of everyone’s life in recent weeks, there are many patients suffering from other health conditions that require immediate attention. Spectrum Health continues to provide care for a multitude of health concerns and wants the community to know its hospitals safely and […]