Spectrum Health to provide in-network care for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Medicare Advantage PPO members starting July 1

DETROIT, Apr. 13, 2021 — Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health will expand its longstanding, network relationship with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan by joining the Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO network beginning July 1, 2021.  Spectrum Health, which is already a network provider for Blue Cross and Blue Care Network commercial plan members, as well as […]

Spectrum Health’s Chief Diversity Officer Named Among Top 100 in Nation

Grand Rapids, Mich., April 14, 2021 – Spectrum Health Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Ovell Barbee has been named a Top 100 Diversity Officer by DiversityFirst. He will be recognized later this month at the 17th Annual National Diversity and Leadership Conference in Houston. Barbee, a Grand Rapids native, became Spectrum Health’s first […]

Appointments Available at West Michigan Vaccine Clinic

The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic at DeVos Place hopes to administer a total of 24,000 vaccinations today, tomorrow and Wednesday. Many appointments have just opened, particularly on Wednesday, so clinic operators are encouraging anyone who is 16 or older and hasn’t received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to make an appointment. Clinic hours […]

West Michigan Vaccine Clinic Expands Vaccine Availability to All 16 and Older

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 30, 2021 – The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic at DeVos Place, operated by Kent County, Spectrum Health and Mercy Health in collaboration with Vaccinate West Michigan is expanding vaccine availability to all 16 and older, immediately. The clinic operates by appointment only. Patients can now self-schedule online. To set up an […]

Spectrum Health Announces New Visitor Restrictions

Grand Rapids, Mich., March 29, 2021 – As a result of significantly increasing numbers of patients admitted with COVID-19 and the increase in community positivity rate, Spectrum Health is revising its visitor policies to reduce the number of people in its Grand Rapids and regional hospitals and outpatient care sites. Effective Wednesday, March 31, adult […]

West Michigan Vaccine Clinic Anticipates Busiest Day Yet and Provides Parking Tips

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 28, 2021 – The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic at DeVos Place, operated by Kent County, Spectrum Health and Mercy Health in collaboration with Vaccinate West Michigan, is expecting to provide 12,000 vaccinations on Monday, March 29. While the clinic has special capacity to provide 20,000 vaccinations, it has been limited by […]

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 […]