Women's Health

Spectrum Health Reimagines Women’s Health Care Experience in New Women’s Health & Wellness Center

Spectrum Health invests in transforming women’s care

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 8, 2020 – Work is underway to open the Spectrum Health Women’s Health & Wellness Center, which will make it easier for women to receive a broader range of preventive, specialty and lifestyle services dedicated to their specific health needs. This comprehensive approach is the first of its kind in West Michigan and will offer the convenience of coordinated same-day appointments in a comfortable spa-like atmosphere.

The new center will open at the end of August and will include a broad range of unique services for women’s health care needs, including preventive care, pelvic floor concerns, incontinence, menopause symptoms, bone health, preventive heart health, nutrition and breast health. As part of Spectrum Health’s dedication to high quality, efficient care, patients will have the option to receive their mammogram results at their appointment, a rare option in Michigan.

Preventive and wellness exams to address all of women’s unique needs may take hours to complete, including travel and multiple trips to the doctor. By combining multiple specialty services in one space, women will be able to seamlessly go from appointment to appointment, maximizing one visit and making better use of their time. For example, a woman would be able to schedule her annual wellness exam along with a mammogram and have the option to receive pelvic floor physical therapy or psychotherapy all scheduled on the same day. Personalized care, including virtual visits, will be tailored for each patient to make their visit as convenient as possible.

This approach and model is designed to be inclusive of all women and does not require a membership, acknowledges the busy lives women lead and offers options that ensure they can make their health a priority at every stage of life.

“We recognize that women don’t always put themselves first when it comes to health and wellness because they are focused on their family’s wellbeing,” said Suzette Hershman, senior vice president, medical group operations, Spectrum Health West Michigan. “The new Spectrum Health Women’s Health & Wellness Center is designed specifically for women’s health needs, taking into consideration lifestyle factors and the many competing priorities in their lives. Our goal is to make it easy for them to be healthy and well.”

There also will be a uniquely designed, dedicated space for classes on relevant topics such as healthy eating, meditation and managing stress, to name a few. An online health and wellness hub will be offered that enables easy access to information regarding women’s health needs, lifestyle management tips, success stories, classes and more.

The inspiration for the Spectrum Health Women’s Health & Wellness Center was made possible by a generous gift by the DeVos families who saw the need and supported program development, research and fellowship training, demonstrating the importance of creating this resource to better meet the unique health care needs of women.

The Spectrum Health Women’s Health & Wellness Center will be located at 4069 Lake Drive in southeast Grand Rapids. Design and renovation by Diekea Hamann Architecture & Engineering and Pioneer Construction of the 10,000 square foot space is underway.

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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 $585 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $30 million in philanthropy in the most recent fiscal year 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.

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