Zeeland Community Hospital

Eat Right and Move More with Weight Management Program at Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital

ZEELAND, Mich., December 28, 2015 – Feel like you’re struggling to find balance with your weight and health? You are not alone. Establishing healthy, sustainable habits can be a challenge, especially if you don’t know where to start. Take the first step and join Healthy Weighs to Live, a weight management program offered at Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital. The program begins Tuesday, January 12 to March 9 and will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the DeWitt Professional Office Building.

In this program, participants work with a registered dietitian to customize a healthy eating plan and a health fitness specialist who teaches the fundamentals of exercise and provides a progressive group exercise. The program includes a pre and post biometric screening (height, weight, blood pressure, and circumference measurements) to provide baseline data, one hour of nutrition education followed by one hour of a fitness class.

“The program focuses on modifying eating and exercise behaviors to help reduce body weight, improve risk factors and reduce the likelihood of chronic disease,” said Healthy Weighs coordinator Kelly Adkins. “They will discover healthy habits and learn how to apply the tools provided to improve health and enable weight loss in safe, realistic and sustainable way.”

The cost for the class is $60 per person or $90 per couple. Deadline to register is Friday, January 8, 2016. For more information and to see if this program is right for you call 616.748.3651.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 183 ambulatory and service sites; more than 3,400 physicians and advanced practice providers, including nearly 1,400 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan with about 658,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 23,800 employees. The organization provided $283 million in community benefit during its 2015 fiscal year. Spectrum Health is the only health system in Michigan to be named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems® by Truven Health Analytics for 2015. This is the fourth time the organization has received this recognition.



Kelly Adkins
Community Programs Coordinator

Ashley Kiekintveld
Communication Coordinator