Spectrum Health System


Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health Take First Step Toward Creating a New Health System For Michigan, By Michigan™

Download the news release in English Download the news release in Arabic Download the news release in Spanish  Download the community letter in English Download the community letter in Arabic Download the community letter in Spanish  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – [June 17, 2021] – Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health, two of the […]



Seventeen Michigan Hospitals Awarded for Excellence and Improvement in Maternity Care

NOVI, MICHIGAN, May 7, 2021 – In honor of Mother’s Day, The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM), a nonprofit group comprised of Michigan’s largest employers and unions, is awarding hospitals throughout Michigan that have demonstrated excellence and improvement in maternity care and delivery outcomes. Seventeen hospitals have earned an award for 2021, the highest number […]



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 […]



Spectrum Health and Medtronic Announce Collaboration to Drive Value in Healthcare for Patients in West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and DUBLIN – March 31, 2021– Spectrum Health and Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) have entered into an agreement with the goal of driving value in healthcare and improving outcomes for Spectrum Health patients, while reducing the cost of care. The two organizations will explore the creation of value-based healthcare programs to support the […]



Spectrum Health Partners with TytoCare to Expand Telehealth Offerings

New York, NY — March 10, 2021 —Spectrum Health, a not-for-profit, integrated health system based in West Michigan, today announced a new partnership with TytoCare, the global health care industry’s first all-in-one modular device and examination platform for AI-powered, on-demand, remote medical exams. The integration of TytoCare into Spectrum Health’s current virtual care offerings enhances […]



Tina Freese Decker Named to Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women Leaders List

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 16, 2021 – Spectrum Health is proud to announce that President & CEO Tina Freese Decker was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2021’s Top 25 Women Leaders. This is the second consecutive year Freese Decker has been named to this list. These high achievers are developing policy, leading change […]



Priority Health Names New President

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 16, 2020 – Priority Health welcomes Praveen Thadani as the company’s new president, effective in early January. The announcement comes after a rigorous search process for a leader of the third-largest provider-sponsored health plan in the country—serving over a million members annually. “Praveen is a transformative health care leader with extensive […]



Spectrum Health and Priority Health Announce Retirement of Joan Budden, Priority Health President & CEO

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 15, 2020 – Priority Health President & CEO Joan Budden today announced her plans to retire, effective January 1, 2021. “Knowing the company is in a strong position has allowed me to plan for the next chapter in my life which includes spending more time with family and continuing my passion […]



Spectrum Health Launches Patient Loan Financing Program

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 13, 2020 – Spectrum Health announced the introduction of an alternative payment program providing patients and families an additional option for paying medical bills. Spectrum Health has partnered with Commerce Bank to offer Health Services Financing (HSF®), a program that allows patients to pay their out-of-pocket balances over time with no […]



Spectrum Health Creates New Division for West Michigan Operations  

Grand Rapids, June 29, 2020 – As Spectrum Health takes steps to achieve its vision of personalized health made simple, affordable and exceptional, it is working to optimize its operations. One step in that direction is the health system’s move to bring together its West Michigan-based hospital group and medical group into one division called […]



Spectrum Health announces new leader for northwest region

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 26, 2020 – Spectrum Health today announced Drew Dostal as the new market leader for the system’s northwest region covering Newaygo, Mason, Oceana and Muskegon counties. Dostal will oversee operations at Ludington Hospital, Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial in Fremont and the Integrated Care Campus in North Muskegon. “Spectrum Health is excited […]



Financial Assistance is a Core Service Provided by Spectrum Health—Now and Always

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 13, 2020 –Spectrum Health offers financial aid options to provide people with the care they need, regardless of ability to pay. This support has been a long-standing practice of the health system and will continue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients can be evaluated for financial assistance at no charge. Regardless of […]



Q & A from the front lines at Spectrum Health

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 8, 2020 – Kendra Peot and Missy Rykse, nurse managers in the emergency departments at Spectrum Health Butterworth and Blodgett hospitals, took time from their busy schedules to answer a few questions about their day-to-day during the COVID-19 pandemic. What does a nurse manager do on an average day? Kendra: As […]



Spectrum Health Receives Award for Initiative to Decrease Adult Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock Mortality

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 28, 2019 – The Michigan Hospital Association, or MHA, has awarded Spectrum Health with its Advancing Safe Care Award for reducing severe sepsis/septic shock mortality. Created in 2018, the award honors health care teams within MHA-member hospitals that demonstrate a fierce commitment to providing care to different patient populations, show evidence […]



Spectrum Health President & CEO Tina Freese Decker Named a 2019 Crain’s Health Care Hero

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 4, 2019 – Crain’s Detroit Business has named Spectrum Health President & CEO Tina Freese Decker a 2019 Health Care Hero. According to the award announcement, Crain’s Health Care Heroes “honors health care professionals who go above and beyond to change the lives of their patients, their institutions and the communities […]



Several Spectrum Health Hospitals Named to the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals List

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich, March 4, 2019– Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Blodgett Hospital, Zeeland Community Hospital and Lakeland Health (now Spectrum Health Lakeland) were named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM. Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals, this study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on […]



Spectrum Health Employees Honor MLK’s Legacy Through Community Service

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., January 18, 2019 – Spectrum Health is honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by encouraging employees to volunteer for community agencies across the state on Monday, January 21 and throughout the week. “Participating in the national MLK Day of Service reminds us of Dr. King’s significant contributions to make the world […]



Spectrum Health Marks Cultural Shift While Naming Diversity Officer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 17, 2019 – Spectrum Health is pleased to announce Ovell Barbee, senior vice president, human resources, as the health care system’s new diversity officer. This announcement comes as Spectrum Health recognizes positive changes to organizational culture. Over the past 10 years, Spectrum Health has achieved and been recognized for significant culture […]