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Spectrum Health and Arivale, Inc. Partnering to Bring Scientific Wellness® to Michigan

Will accelerate personalized medicine initiatives for Spectrum Health patients

Grand Rapids, Mich. and Seattle, Wash., – March 20, 2018Spectrum Health, one of the nation’s top health systems, and Arivale, the Scientific Wellness® company helping individuals optimize their health and avoid disease, announced today a partnership that will bring Scientific Wellness® to Spectrum Health. Spectrum Health is the first health provider in Michigan to introduce the Arivale program to patients.

“The future of health care is about finding ways to keep people healthy and well,” said Roger Jansen, PhD, senior vice president and chief strategy officer, Spectrum Heath. “Arivale’s approach to scientific wellness and coaching aligns with Spectrum Health’s mission to improve health.”

Through the partnership, Spectrum Health is accelerating personalized health care in ways that will have a significant impact on how Spectrum Health cares for patients throughout the system in the future. Spectrum Health is dedicated to meeting consumers wherever they are on their health and wellness journey.

Arivale’s Scientific Wellness program takes a systems approach to evaluating an individual’s unique differences in genetics, lifestyle and environment. It combines personalized data with tailored coaching from Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) to create customized action plans that set realistic, achievable goals and provide much needed support and accountability to help ensure success.

“Arivale is honored to be working with the nationally recognized doctors and providers of Spectrum Health to help individuals optimize their wellness,” said Clayton Lewis, Arivale CEO and co-founder.

Making decisions based on lifestyle and biological data is the future of personalized medicine and with the introduction of Arivale, Spectrum Health physicians will enhance the scope of their wellness care. Patients will discover hundreds of genetic and clinical insights through comprehensive testing, and in collaboration with the Arivale clinical team, including coaches, Spectrum Health physicians will develop personalized wellness care plans to drive meaningful improvements in their patients’ health.

The program will be offered through Spectrum Health Medical Group Concierge Medicine Practice and STR!VE, a membership-based primary care and wellness model, powered by Spectrum Health.

STR!VE is a new, membership-based primary care practice with a focus on wellness and personalized care. STR!VE providers take a preventive approach to care, with a focus on nutrition, wellness and lifestyle medicine. STR!VE offers members the convenience of same- or next-day appointments, walk-in labs and extendend weekday hours in downtown Grand Rapids.

Spectrum Health Medical Group Concierge Medicine Practice is led by a team of internal medicine physicians that collaborate with specialists and wellness experts to provide a unique health care experience. This practice includes a wellness-focused program that takes a holistic, proactive approach to health care through one-on-one counseling and broad diagnostic testing. It also has an executive health component that includes a comprehensive one-day physical with same-day testing and results.

About Arivale

Arivale is the Scientific Wellness® company that combines personalized data and tailored coaching, supported by a clinical team, to help individuals optimize their wellness and avoid disease. The Arivale program evaluates genetics, blood markers, microbiome, and lifestyle data to deliver unique actionable recommendations to members. Arivale has created a unique, longitudinal, multi-omic dataset and partners with leading healthcare institutions and companies to discover new ways for individuals to optimize their wellness and avoid disease. To learn more, visit www.arivale.com and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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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, including 1,500 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan that served 996,000 members in fiscal year 2017. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 26,000 employees. The organization provided $372 million in community benefit during its 2017 fiscal year. Spectrum Health was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems—and in the top five among the largest health systems—in 2017 by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM. This is the sixth time the organization has received this recognition.

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