Spectrum Health System

Richard DeVos Media Statement

Tina Freese Decker, President & CEO, Spectrum Health, released the following statement about the passing of Richard M. DeVos.

“It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the passing of Richard M. DeVos and extend our deepest sympathies to all of his family, friends and the many people whose lives he impacted.

Rich was a great champion for Spectrum Health and for the region. He made a profound and positive impact on our organization, our community and the world. Rich established a beautiful and incredible legacy, which will continue to impact the vitality, health and wellbeing of our community for generations to come. I feel honored to have known him.

With Rich’s passing, we have lost a giant in our community and a man with a heart to match. We will miss his compassion, his keen insight and his giving spirit. We offer our sympathies to his children and all of his family and friends. He will be missed. His inspiration and generosity will live on and will benefit our community for many generations.”

Please visit  www.RichDeVos.com for more information.

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; 180 ambulatory and service sites; 3,600 physicians and advanced practice providers; and Priority Health, a health plan that served one million members in fiscal year 2018. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 26,000 employees. The organization provided $434 million in community benefit during its 2018 fiscal year. Spectrum Health has earned recognition as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems six times by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM.

Ellen Bristol
Manager, Corporate Public Relations
Phone: 616.581.6474
Email: ellen.bristol@spectrumhealth.org

Tim Hawkins
Media Relations
Office: 616.486.6091
Mobile: 616.443.0361
Email: timothy.hawkins@spectrumhealth.org