COVID-19, United Hospital
Spectrum Health United Hospital, Health Department Team Up On COVID-19 Vaccine
Up to 1,000 doses a day can be given at United Lifestyles location.
GREENVILLE, Mich., March 29, 2021 – To accommodate more patients getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Spectrum Health United Hospital has moved its vaccination clinic from within the hospital to the Spectrum Health United Lifestyles building at Marketplace Shopping Center.
The first vaccine clinic at the new location occurred Friday with 400 people receiving the vaccine.
Jon Ashford, chief operating officer for Spectrum Health United and Kelsey Hospitals, said the clinic Friday went very smooth.
“Our team did a great job in setting up the clinic,” he said. “We have more room to serve more people and it’s exciting to be able to ramp up distribution now that more people are eligible to receive the vaccine.”
More than 1600 people are scheduled to be vaccinated at the new site March 29 and April 2.
Mid-Michigan District Health Department is partnering with Spectrum Health in pooling its vaccine doses for additional community distribution.
After evaluating vaccination data, especially that in Montcalm and Ionia Counties, health department and hospital leadership collaborated to arrange to get more doses into the community. They were able to arrange for special shipments of Pfizer vaccine to United Hospital from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
“We’re delighted to partner with Spectrum Health and add our doses to make the most community impact,” said Marcus Cheatham, health officer for Mid-Michigan District Health Department. “We want to help get the most people vaccinated in the most efficient way possible.”
“We’re very excited to collaborate with the health department to maximize the impact of our clinics,” Ashford said.
Beginning April 5, anyone 16 years and older in Michigan can register to receive the vaccine.
Patients can now self-schedule their vaccination appointment at spectrumhealth.org/covid19/covid-19-vaccine.
The United Lifestyles building at Marketplace Shopping Center is at 701 S. Greenville West Drive, Suite 1 in Greenville.
About Spectrum Health
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 more than 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.