Spectrum Health West Michigan

Spectrum Health Names Charles Gibson VP of Medical Affairs

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 22, 2022 – Spectrum Health West Michigan is pleased to announce that Charles J. Gibson, MD, FACS, has been named vice president, medical affairs, Grand Rapids. Gibson, who joined Spectrum Health West Michigan in 2016, is an acute care surgeon and recent past chair of the Spectrum Health Grand Rapids department […]

Spectrum Health First in West Michigan to Debut New Single Port da Vinci Robot Technology

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 19, 2022 –Spectrum Health became the first health system in West Michigan to debut new minimally invasive robotic technology helping patients get back to their lives faster. The da Vinci Single Port (SP) allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive urologic and ENT procedures through one incision. Surgeries that previously required an […]

Spectrum Health West Michigan and CMS Energy

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 3, 2022 – As part of the BHSH System’s goal to make its facilities carbon neutral by 2040, Spectrum Health West Michigan and CMS Energy are partnering to develop a 2.35-acre solar array in Grand Rapids. The future solar array will help power the health system’s planned 80-bed subacute rehabilitation center […]

Spectrum Health has Earned 2021 Distinction Through the Tree Campus Healthcare Program For the Third Consecutive Year

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 10, 2022 – The Arbor Day Foundation has named Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital a Tree Campus Healthcare institution for showing its understanding of the vital role trees play in human health for the third consecutive year. The Arbor Day Foundation is the world’s largest membership nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. Its […]

Spectrum Health Hires New Senior Vice President of Medical Group Operations

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 12, 2022—Spectrum Health West Michigan has hired Kimberlee Sherbrooke, MHA, FACMPE, as senior vice president of medical group operations. Sherbrooke will begin her new role on February 28, 2022. Sherbrooke comes to Spectrum Health from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, where she has served as vice president, chief operating officer for […]

Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Blodgett marks 10 years

Grand Rapids, Mich., June 29, 2021 – The Spectrum Health Inpatient Rehabilitation Center (IRC) at Blodgett Hospital marked its 10th anniversary this month. Here are five things to know about the IRC: It opened June 28, 2011, with 12 available beds and has since expanded to 42 beds. On an average day, the IRC has […]

Spectrum Health announces new leader for southwest region

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 6, 2021 – Spectrum Health has announced Bill Hoefer, FACHE, as the new market leader for the system’s southwest region covering Allegan and Ottawa counties. Hoefer will step in as president of Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital, a 57-bed acute care hospital located in Zeeland, MI. “Spectrum Health is excited to […]

The Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes Spectrum Health as a Tree Campus Healthcare Facility

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 18, 2021 – The Arbor Day Foundation has named Spectrum Health a Tree Campus Healthcare facility. This one-of-a-kind program aims to transform community health and wellness and ultimately save lives through the health benefits provided by trees, as well as recognize healthcare institutions that make an impact on wellness through tree […]

Spectrum Health Hires Senior Vice President of Quality, Safety and Patient Experience

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 19, 2021 – Spectrum Health West Michigan has hired James Moses, MD, MPH, as senior vice president of quality, safety, and patient experience. Dr. Moses will begin his new role in April. Dr. Moses comes to Spectrum Health from Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, where he has served […]

Spectrum Health Medical Group Orthopedics Opens Clinic in Rockford

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 18.2020 – To address a growing demand in northern Kent County, Spectrum Health Medical Group Orthopedics – Rockford is now open at the Spectrum Health Integrated Care Campus in Rockford. Three Spectrum Health orthopedic specialists are accepting appointments to treat work- and sports-related injuries, pain from arthritis, hand and wrist injuries, […]

Spectrum Health Aero Med Avoids Collision with Drone, Calls for Operator Awareness

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 17, 2020 – Recently, a Spectrum Health Aero Med helicopter had a near collision with a drone while landing at Butterworth Hospital. The drone was hovering over the rooftop landing site when the aircraft landed. The device dropped low enough to be captured by an Aero Med crew member. The owner […]

Compassion, Teamwork and Flexibility

The nurses in Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital’s Critical Care Unit are caring for patients who are critically ill with COVID-19. Nurse manager Patti DeLine and RN Melissa Jones took a few minutes to answer questions about their careers in nursing and what their days are like during this global pandemic. Why did you decide to […]

Q & A with Nursing Staff in Spectrum Health’s Serious Contagious Disease Unit

Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital is home to the Serious Contagious Disease Unit.  Normally, this unit is used to care for medical and surgical patients however in times of significant need such as now, the unit is converted so that it can accommodate patients with serious contagious diseases.   Nurse Manager Lauren Nichol MSN, RN, CMSRN and […]