Spectrum Health Hospital Group

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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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, […]

Spectrum Health Opens Integrated Care Campus in Rockford

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 31, 2017 – Spectrum Health will celebrate the opening of its newest integrated care campus (ICC) – the Spectrum Health Integrated Care Campus at Rockford – on Tuesday, August 1. The new facility is located at 8501 Meadow Creek Drive, near Meijer in Rockford. A ribbon-cutting event will be held at noon […]

Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital awarded Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers

Grand Rapids, Mich., June 22, 2017 – Spectrum Health today announced that its Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality […]

Spectrum Health One of Five Top Large Health Systems

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 24, 2017 – Spectrum Health was again named one of the 15 top health systems and one of the top five largest health systems in the nation by Truven Health Analytics®, based on key performance measures. This is the sixth time since 2010 that Spectrum Health has received this honor. The […]

Spectrum Health Creates System Leadership Role

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 14, 2017 – Richard C. Breon, President & CEO of Spectrum Health announced today that Tina Freese Decker has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Spectrum Health. In this new position, she will have responsibility for advancing the strategy and leading operations of the organization, including Spectrum […]

Spectrum Health Lauded for Safety Practices

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 12, 2017 – Spectrum Health has received an impressive report card in the most recent industry safety rankings. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and […]