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 Launches Curbside Vaccination Program

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 11, 2020 – In an effort to encourage more Michigan residents to get a flu shot, Spectrum Health is launching one of the Midwest’s first curbside vaccination programs. Spectrum Health piloted the program at select locations and now has more than 40 sites operational across West Michigan. “We wanted to meet […]

Spectrum Health Shares COVID-19 Q&A

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., August 27, 2020 – Spectrum Health experts get a lot of questions from community members about the COVID-19 pandemic underway in the United States and throughout the world. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions…and answers. Q: How is COVID-19 different from the flu and the common cold? A: […]

9 Ways to Encourage Compliance with Facemask Mandate

At Spectrum Health, we strongly encourage our patients, colleagues and families to wear masks, knowing that this is a key factor in preventing the spread of COVID-19. When speaking about non-compliance to Gov. Whitmer’s facemask mandate, think about using words that encourage learning and change, not those that might create conflict. Here are some strategies […]