COVID-19


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 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 […]



COVID-19 Vaccinations Started Today at Michigan Hospitals

**Sharing on behalf of Michigan Health & Hospital Association** LANSING, Mich., Dec. 14, 2020–Frontline health care workers at two Michigan hospitals today were the first people in the state to receive the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The […]



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 […]



Spectrum Health Response to MDHHS Orders

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise at an alarming rate and hospital admissions surge, Spectrum Health urges Michigan residents to comply with the new three-week emergency epidemic orders from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Doing so will help ensure that Spectrum Health has the capacity to treat COVID-19 patients as well […]



Spectrum Health Changes COVID-19 Testing Criteria

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 13, 2020 – Due to increasing demand for COVID-19 testing and a nationwide shortage of supplies, Spectrum Health announces eligibility changes for those seeking a test. The modifications ensure that those who are most in need can quickly and easily get tested. The following changes went into effect on November 13: […]



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 Enrolling Patients in Clinical Trial for Inpatient COVID-19 Treatment

GRAND RAPIDS Mich., Oct. 29, 2020 – Spectrum Health is partnering with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals to enroll patients into a clinical trial evaluating REGN-COV2, the company’s investigational antibody cocktail for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19. Spectrum Health is the only health system in West Michigan and one of only two in the state to offer […]



Spectrum Health Announces New Visitor Restrictions

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 28, 2020 – As a result of significantly increasing numbers of patients admitted with COVID-19, 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 Thursday, Oct. 29, adult patients are allowed one adult family member […]



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. […]