Corewell Health First in State to Implant Device to Improve Mobility after Stroke

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 2, 2023 – Corewell Health™ has become the first and only health system in Michigan to implant a device intended to improve upper body mobility in patients who have experienced a debilitating stroke. In clinical trials, the Vivistim Paired VNS System, coupled with intensive rehabilitation therapy, has resulted in improved hand […]

Corewell Health Spine Center Opens on Blodgett Campus

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 29, 2023 – Corewell Health™ is pleased to announce its new Spine Center on the Blodgett Hospital campus in East Grand Rapids is now open and accepting patients. The Spine Center, located in the Blodgett Professional Office Building, 1900 Wealthy St. SE, will provide comprehensive and cohesive spine care for patients. […]

Corewell Health West Designated a Comprehensive Care Center for Parkinson’s

Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 31, 2022—The Corewell Health West Neurology Movement Disorders Program has been named a Comprehensive Care Center for Parkinson’s disease by the Parkinson’s Foundation, making it the first program in Michigan to receive this designation. This designation for Corewell Health West, formerly Spectrum Health, recognizes the neurology program’s multi-disciplinary, patient-centered approach to […]

Spectrum Health First in Nation to Treat Epilepsy Patient with New Device

Grand Rapids, Mich., July 28, 2021 – Spectrum Health has employed a new and sophisticated medical device to ease some symptoms associated with medically refractory epilepsy and certain movement disorders, making it the first hospital in the nation to use the device to treat a patient with epilepsy and the first in the state of […]

Spectrum Health Acquires New Advanced Technology for Diagnosis and Treatment of Epilepsy and Brain Tumors Made Possible by Philanthropy

Grand Rapids, Mich., December 7, 2020 – Spectrum Health is excited to announce the establishment of the Jack H. Miller Magnetoencephalography Center, which includes advanced technology to help with diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and brain tumors. Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is one of the most advanced functional neuroimaging technologies available for mapping brain activity, and this […]

Spectrum Health Study Finds Delay in Initial Dementia Diagnosis

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 15, 2018 – A study conducted by a multidisciplinary Spectrum Health neurology team has found that dementia patients are not undergoing evaluation at the onset of the dementia process, a delay that prevents early, beneficial treatment. The study also suggests that home-based, patient-centered care may improve early screening and detection of dementia. […]