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Spectrum Health Announces Employer Toolkit to Help Businesses in the Midst of COVID-19

Spectrum Health shares expertise from infection prevention and occupational health to help businesses adapt to a new work environment

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 13, 2020 – Spectrum Health is offering guidance to West and Southwest Michigan businesses as they adapt to operating in a new environment with the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to equip employers and employees with advice on infection prevention and practical resources to help increase safety and minimize risk.

“As a health care organization and dedicated community partner, we strive to educate those we serve about health and wellness,” said Tina Freese Decker, President & CEO, Spectrum Health. “Now more than ever, businesses are seeking guidance on best practices that support a healthy workplace as we navigate this new landscape. We are pleased to provide this toolkit leveraging our infection prevention expertise to benefit our community.”

“Many businesses are facing unprecedented challenges from financial loss to securing cleaning supplies to a work force reluctant to come back due to safety concerns,” said Keith Hustak, vice president, Urgent Care, Occupational and Virtual Health. “We are here to help and support employers and employees by sharing our expertise with easy-to-use health and safety resources.”

The toolkit consists of the following resources:

Employer Guide – A foundational primer to help businesses no matter where they are in the process, whether it is navigating reopening to the community, welcoming employees back

on-site or adapting to a new environment. The guide includes expert tips, best practices, checklists and ready-to-use signage and more. Request your free copy to download: https://www.spectrumhealth.org/covid19/employer-resources

Webpage – A dedicated employer resources webpage has been created that is a ‘one stop’ for resource for FAQs, downloadable templates and industry resources. Link to https://www.spectrumhealth.org/covid19/employer-resources for the latest updates, materials and services.

COVID-19 Symptom Checker – A free mobile site designed to help employees routinely check for symptoms before they come to work. The tool works optimally on a mobile device, available at: https://covid19symptomchecker.spectrumhealth.org

Employer Hotline – Call 616.486.1075 for help with all COVID-19 related questions including what to do if someone tests positive, contact tracing, personal protection equipment, infection prevention or other situations. The Employer Hotline is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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Spectrum Health System, a not-for-profit, integrated health system, is committed to improving the health and wellness of our communities. We live our mission every day with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,600 medical staff experts, 3,300 committed volunteers and a health plan serving 1 million members. Our talented physicians and caregivers are privileged to offer a full continuum of care and wellness services to our communities through 14 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 150 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. We pursue health care solutions for today and tomorrow that diversify our offerings. Locally-governed and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our health system provided $550 million in community benefit in calendar year 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $37 million in philanthropy to support research, academics, innovation and clinical care. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM.

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

Susan Krieger
Media Relations
Office: 616.391.5541
Mobile: 616.307.7880
Email: susan.krieger@spectrumhealth.org