Spectrum Health Named Among Best Companies for Multicultural Women

Grand Rapids, Mich., June 30, 2021 — Spectrum Health has been named one of the 2021 Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Seramount (formerly Working Mother Media)—an honor recognizing companies that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting multicultural women in the United States. Spectrum Health is one of three Michigan-based organizations […]

Spectrum Health Partners with STEM Greenhouse Summer Program

Grand Rapids, Mich., June 28, 2021 – Spectrum Health is teaming up with Grand Rapids-based nonprofit STEM Greenhouse on a summer curriculum for 50 students eager to improve their proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Last week, the Sankofa STEM Summer Academy began offering a five-week hands-on education at Davenport University to 50 […]

Spectrum Health to convert single-occupant restrooms into affirming, gender-neutral spaces

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 28, 2021 – To create a more welcoming environment and to eliminate fear of discrimination for LGBTQI+ team members, patients and visitors, Spectrum Health is converting single-occupant restrooms in Grand Rapids from gender assigned to inclusive, affirming, gender-neutral spaces. Over the next several months, all-gender restroom signage will be installed in […]

Spectrum Health to Allow Visitors for COVID-19 Patients

Grand Rapids, Mich., June 16, 2021 – Spectrum Health announces an updated visitor policy for patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Under the new policy, patients will be allowed up to two visitors who may be present between the hours of 6:00 am and 9:00 pm. Visitors will be screened for signs of COVID-19 and will be […]

Health Systems Announce Commitment to Increase MWBE Spending by $1B to Improve Supplier Diversity & Build Community Wealth

Washington, D.C., June 9, 2021 – A dozen hospitals and health systems across the country, including Spectrum Health, announced signing the “Impact Purchasing Commitment” to build healthy, equitable, and climate-resilient local economies through what and how they spend their dollars. The commitment, designed by the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) in partnership with Health Care Without […]

Spectrum Health to host LGBTQ+ affirming screening event with Betty Ford Breast Care Services Mobile Mammography Unit

Spectrum Health’s Betty Ford Breast Care Services is offering accessible and inclusive early detection screening through the mobile mammography unit at Baxter Community Center on Saturday, June 12. The screening event is in partnership with the Baxter Community Center, Grand Rapids Pride Center, Grand Rapids LGBTQ+ Healthcare Consortium, and the West Michigan Coalition for Breast […]

New Name Announced for Health Pointe

Grand Haven, Mich., June 1, 2021 – Health Pointe opened in 2018 to provide the tri-cities and surrounding communities with much-needed access to convenient, cost-effective primary and specialty care. At the end of last year, Spectrum Health became the sole owner of Health Pointe, following a joint venture partnership with Holland Hospital. As part of […]

COVID-19 vaccinations now available at Spectrum Health Urgent Care and Primary Care physician office locations

In an effort to make obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination convenient and easy, Spectrum Health *urgent care and primary care physician offices now offer COVID-19 vaccinations. People who have a Spectrum Health primary care physician (PCP) can schedule a vaccination appointment with their Spectrum Health provider. Follow these steps to schedule: Adults with a Spectrum Health […]

COVID-19 vaccinations available for adults and kids at several Spectrum Health locations this week

Spectrum Health continues to offer COVID-19 vaccines at several locations this week for both adults and children, and is particularly eager to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the newly eligible group: 12-to-15-year-olds.  More than 500 minors received a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine this past weekend at Spectrum Health’s 60th Street Clinic. Parents […]

Walk-ins Welcome Tuesday and Wednesday at West Michigan Vaccine Clinic

The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic will be administering free COVID-19 vaccinations today and Wednesday, April 26 and 27, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for anyone who is 18 or older and has not received a first vaccine dose. No appointment necessary.  Those aged 16 and 17 also may participate but must be accompanied […]

Spectrum Health pledges financial support  to bring Cure Violence to Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Spectrum Health System is backing the implementation of an evidence-based violence reduction and intervention program proposed in Grand Rapids. In acknowledging that violence in the community is a public health crisis, the West Michigan-based not-for-profit health system has pledged substantial financial support to bring Cure Violence Global (Cure Violence) mid-summer to […]

Spectrum Health Expanding Sustainability Goals: Carbon Neutral Facilities by 2040

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 22, 2021 – Spectrum Health recognizes that improving health means protecting the environment. Environmental factors such as allergens, air pollution and vehicle emissions contribute to health conditions like asthma, respiratory diseases (COPD and emphysema) and communicable diseases (West Nile virus). To protect and preserve the health and well-being of people in […]

Spectrum Health Names New Foundation President

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Apr. 21, 2021 – Spectrum Health is pleased to announce Kelly Dyer as incoming president of the Spectrum Health and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundations, effective in late May. The announcement comes after a national search for a successor to current Foundation president, Vicki Weaver, who is retiring at the end of […]

Drug Take Back Day Encourages Community to Dispose of Unwanted Medications

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 20, 2021 – 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, April 24, at Spectrum Health Healthier Communities (Widdicomb Building), 665 Seward Ave. NW, and Spectrum Health […]