Spectrum Health West Michigan


Spectrum Health to Hold ‘Same Day Hire’ Event at West Michigan Works!

Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 6, 2020 – Spectrum Health will hold a ‘same day hire’ event Thursday, January 9, at West Michigan Works! from 1-4 p.m. The event includes open interviews for more than 50 full-time and part-time positions in the areas of nutrition services and environmental services. Full-time and part-time positions at 20 hours […]



Spectrum Health Opens Urgent Care in Ada

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 16, 2019 – Spectrum Health officially opened its newest urgent care center today at the Integrated Care Campus at 7128 Fulton St.SE in Ada. The health system now offers nine urgent care centers throughout West Michigan. The new Ada location brings this important level of care closer to home for patients […]



Michigan State Police Troopers Undergo Rare Living Donor Liver Transplant

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 22, 2019 – Two Michigan State Police troopers are back on the road after one donated half of his liver to the other in a living donor liver transplant earlier this year. Trooper David Burr, 28, of Grand Rapids, donated part of his liver to the officer who trained him, Trooper […]



Spectrum Health Plans Second Retail-based Walk-In Clinic

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 24, 2019 – People who live near and shop at the newly-renovated Meijer store in Wyoming, Michigan will soon be able to access care conveniently when they shop. Spectrum Health will open its second Meijer walk-in clinic at the store at 5500 Clyde Park Ave, SW in October 2019. The first […]



Spectrum Health Achieves Magnet® Designation for Third Time

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 27, 2019 – Spectrum Health Grand Rapids has earned the prestigious Magnet® designation for exceptional nursing for a third time. The American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program is the highest international distinction a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence and outstanding patient care. Magnet hospitals are designated for […]



Answering the call to Michigan’s lack of addiction specialists

EAST LANSING, Mich., Feb. 22, 2019 — The number of opioid-related deaths in Michigan have hit an all-time high, requiring the resources of three of the state’s major universities and one of its largest health systems to tackle the problem. Under a two-year, $1.5 million grant, Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Wayne State […]



Spectrum Health Announces Pennock Leadership Change

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 27, 2018 – Angela Ditmar, RN, MBA, has been named president, Spectrum Health Pennock and southeast regional market leader, effective November 1, 2018. Ditmar is currently the vice president for cancer health at Spectrum Health. She will assume this new role from Sheryl Lewis-Blake who announced her plans earlier this year […]


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Spectrum Health Opens First Retail-based Walk-In Clinic

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 9, 2018 – In an effort to improve access to care, Spectrum Health will open its first retail-based walk-in clinic this week. The clinic will be located within the new Meijer store at 4075 32nd Avenue near I-196 in Hudsonville. The clinic will open to patients with the store opening on […]



Spectrum Health Designated Pulmonary Fibrosis Care Center

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 18, 2018 – The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced this week that Spectrum Health is now a part of its nationwide Care Center Network. More than 200,000 Americans are living with pulmonary fibrosis, a deadly and complex disease which causes progressive scarring in the lungs. Pulmonary fibrosis causes more than 40,000 […]



Spectrum Health to Open Walk-in Clinic in Caledonia

CALEDONIA, Mich., April 30, 2018 –Spectrum Health is opening a new walk-in clinic in Caledonia that will offer new health care options for the community. The Spectrum Health Walk-in Clinic – Caledonia will open Tuesday, May 1, offering immediate care without an appointment for people who feel ill or have minor injuries but don’t require […]



Health Pointe celebrates Grand Opening

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., March 1, 2018 — Health Pointe, a 50/50 joint venture between Spectrum Health and Holland Hospital, celebrated its grand opening today with a ribbon cutting that included leaders from Spectrum Health, Holland Hospital and other aligned health care partners. Opening to patients on Monday, March 5, Health Pointe will offer convenient access […]



Spectrum Health Honors James and Shirley Balk With New Waiting Space at Butterworth Hospital

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 30, 2018—Spectrum Health is proud to announce the opening of a new family lounge and registration area for patients receiving surgical, endoscopy and bronchoscopy services at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. The Hansen-Balk Surgical Family Lounge opened to patients on Tuesday, Jan. 30. This new space was funded 100 percent by philanthropy, through the generosity […]



Area Hospitals and Public Health Officials Remind Community of Flu Precautions, How and When to Seek Care for Flu

SITUATION: As the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, reports, flu is now widespread throughout Michigan and many surrounding states. Area hospitals, urgent care facilities and doctor offices are experiencing an increase in the number of people presenting with flu and flu-like symptoms. It is important for our community to know how to prevent flu, […]