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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 […]



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 […]



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. […]



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 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 […]



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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