Kelsey Hospital, United Hospital

Spectrum Health Names New Chief Nursing Officer

Therese Alt to lead nursing efforts at United, Kelsey Hospitals.

Therese Alt

GREENVILLE, Mich., July 14, 2022 –Therese Alt, MSN, BSN, RNC-OB, will become the next chief nursing officer of Spectrum Health United and Kelsey hospitals.

Alt, currently the director of nursing at United and Kelsey hospitals, will succeed current chief nursing officer Carol Dwyer, who will retire September 1.

“Therese is uniquely qualified to be the next CNO as she has an intimate knowledge of our local teams and processes,” said Andrea Leslie, president of Spectrum Health United, Kelsey, Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals. “She’s an experienced and dynamic leader who exemplifies collaboration and a commitment to compassionate and exceptional care for our patients.”

Alt has served as director of nursing since 2019, providing leadership to nurse managers in obstetrics, med-surg/ICU and emergency departments at both United and Kelsey hospitals.

A Coopersville native, Alt received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Grand Valley State University and her master’s degree from Grand Canyon University.

During her 20-plus year nursing career with Spectrum Health, Alt has worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital and was OB nurse manager at United Hospital for three years before being named the clinical inpatient nursing director – a position she held until June of 2018. She accepted the OB nurse manager role at Butterworth Hospital and worked in Grand Rapids for a year before returning to United Hospital as director of nursing.

Therese and her husband Scott have two teenage sons, Reece and Charlie. The family lives in Sparta and enjoys spending time outdoors.

About Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan.

People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.

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