Continuing Care

Gibson Earns Top Health Care Management Credential

Lori Gibson, JD, FACHE, SPHR, chief human resources officer, Spectrum Health Continuing Care, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (

To obtain fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits and demonstrating professional community involvement. Only 7,500 heath care executives currently hold this distinction.

Spectrum Health Continuing Care is the region’s largest provider of long term acute, rehabilitative, skilled nursing, home and residential care services.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, a collection of seven hospitals and more than 140 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group, mmpc’ and West Michigan Heart-physician groups totaling more than 400 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with nearly 500,000 members. Spectrum Health’s 16,000 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 2,000 volunteers are committed to delivering the highest quality care. The organization provided $111.1 million in community benefit during its 2008 fiscal year. As a system, Spectrum Health has earned more than 100 awards since it was formed in 1997.