Continuing Care

Spectrum Health Continuing Care Announces New Names For Services

Spectrum Health Continuing Care has changed the names of several of its services and facilities, effective today, to more clearly identify its offerings.

“We offer a broad range of services outside of the traditional acute care setting, so we want to be sure people understand these services and where they are provided,” said Jeffery S. Lemon, president, Spectrum Health Continuing Care. “We also want to bring some consistency to the names of our various entities and services.”

The changes are:

Spectrum Health Neuro Rehabilitation Services – formerly Spectrum Health Continuing Care Worth Rehabilitation, Spectrum Health Continuing Care Worth Home Care, and Spectrum Health Continuing Care Worth Residential Services

Services: Comprehensive neuro rehabilitative nursing, therapy and support services for individuals recovering from spinal cord, traumatic brain, multiple trauma or orthopedic injury with services provided in outpatient, residential, and home and community-based settings.

Spectrum Health Visiting Nurse Association – formerly Spectrum Health Continuing Care Visiting Nurse Association

Services: Community and home-based skilled nursing, therapy, infusion, chronic disease management, telehealth and care transition services.

Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Centers: Fuller Avenue, Kalamazoo Avenue – formerly Spectrum Health Kent Community Campus Long Term Care, Spectrum Health Continuing Care Center

Services: Skilled nursing, subacute rehabilitation and long-term care services, specialized traumatic brain injury and stroke programs. Services provided at two Grand Rapids locations: Fuller Avenue and Kalamazoo Avenue.

Spectrum Health Special Care Hospital – formerly Spectrum Health Continuing Care Special Care Hospital

Services: Extended period of acute care to meet the needs of patients who require longer healing and recovery time. Services are provided at our long-term acute care hospital on Fuller Avenue in Grand Rapids.

Other Spectrum Health Continuing Care entities are:

Spectrum Health Hospice – no change

Services: Compassionate, patient-centered hospice and palliative care for patients and families facing life-limiting illness and terminal diagnosis.

Spectrum Health Infusion Pharmacy Services – no change

Services: In-home, around-the-clock pharmaceutical services supported by on-call nursing for patients with long-term IV and enteral needs.

Spectrum Health Continuing Care is the region’s largest provider of long term acute, rehabilitative, skilled nursing, home and residential care services. For more information about Spectrum Health Continuing Care, please visit our web site.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through its seven hospitals, more than 140 service sites and Priority Health, a health plan with nearly 500,000 members. Spectrum Health’s 14,000 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 2,000 volunteers are committed to delivering the highest quality care to those in medical need. 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 during the past 10 years.