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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 […]



Spectrum Health Reinforces Commitment to Equity

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 22, 2020 – Today, Spectrum Health issued an anti-racism pledge, committing to act against structural racism and pledging to take on the challenge to eliminate racism and its impact on health, hope and lives. The pledge follows Spectrum Health’s announcement to team members last week designating Martin Luther King Jr. Day […]



Drug Take Back Day Encourages Community to Dispose of Unwanted Medications

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 15, 2020 – Spectrum Health Healthier Communities,  Priority Health 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, Oct. 24, at Spectrum Health Healthier Communities (Widdicomb Building), 665 Seward Ave. NW, and Spectrum Health […]



Patient, Visitor Guidelines Remain in Place at Spectrum Health

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 14, 2020 – With public health and safety as its top concern, Spectrum Health is reminding patients and visitors that guidelines to control COVID-19 remain in effect at its facilities. Based on scientific evidence and infection prevention best practices, wearing masks, social distancing, hand washing and limiting visitors are effective precautions. […]



Spectrum Health partners with Headspace, offers access to mental health app to all team members  

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 7, 2020 – In an effort to positively impact mental health among team members, Spectrum Health is proud to announce a partnership with Headspace, a global leader in meditation and mindfulness through its meditation app and online content offerings. Through the generosity of various community donors, more than 31,000 Spectrum Health […]