Spectrum Health West Michigan


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 […]



Spectrum Health Cancels Non-Urgent Patient Appointments, Procedures, Surgeries

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 16, 2020 – In a continued effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective Tuesday, March 17, Spectrum Health is canceling all appointments, surgeries and procedures that are not urgent or emergency-related for the next two weeks. “We believe this is the right step to protect our patients, team members and […]



Mercy Health, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health and Spectrum Health Announce New Visitor Restrictions

GRAND RAPIDS and WYOMING, Mich., March 15, 2020 –Mercy Health, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health and Spectrum Health have revised their visitor policies to align with a new executive order from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The additional restrictions are intended to prevent the spread of illness and protect patients, health care workers and […]



Spectrum Health Announces New Family and Visitor Restrictions

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 11, 2020 – Spectrum Health has taken additional action to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by announcing new hospital family and visitor restrictions. The State of Michigan has its first presumed cases of COVID-19, and an official state of emergency has been declared by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. This act has […]



Spectrum Health Offers Free Virtual Screenings for Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 For Those with Symptoms

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 6, 2020 – Spectrum Health is offering free screening for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 to those who have symptoms and may be concerned they have the virus. The purpose is to prevent the spread of illness by enabling people to seek the information they need from their homes, while making it […]



Two Spectrum Health Leaders Recognized Nationally

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 19, 2020 – Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading health care trade magazine, recently recognized two Spectrum Health executives as national leaders in their fields. Becker’s named  Darryl Elmouchi, MD, MBA, chief medical officer, Spectrum Health, and president, Spectrum Health Medical Group, to its list of “100 hospital and health system chief […]



Area Emergency Departments Change Sobriety Clearance Process

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 17, 2020 – Inebriated patients can begin the process of receiving follow-up care and assessments sooner thanks to a collaborative approach among area hospitals in measuring sobriety. The work was spearheaded by Spectrum Health. This approach is a significant change in when emergency department (ED) patients can be evaluated and deemed […]



Spectrum Health Enacting Visitor Restrictions

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 8, 2020 – Spectrum Health hospitals are working to meet the challenge of caring for our community amid an influx of respiratory illness. Because one of the most important tools in fighting the transmission of infection is limiting exposure, only healthy visitors may visit patients in the hospitals or outpatient locations. […]