Zeeland Community Hospital

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Announces Addition of Fixed MRI

ZEELAND, Mich., January 18, 2017 – Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital is pleased to announce that construction has begun to add a fixed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suite to the hospital’s radiology department. The groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, January 18, marked the exciting occasion.

Zeeland Community Hospital currently features a mobile MRI, which is managed by Spectrum Health Grand Rapids. The fixed MRI will offer more consistent availability to serve patients at Zeeland Community Hospital seven days a week, including holidays.

“The addition of the fixed MRI will have a positive impact on the safety, quality of care and experience for our patients,” said Joe Klesney, chief operating officer, Zeeland Community Hospital. “This addition has been part of the strategic plan and a priority of our Board for the past three years. We are pleased that construction has begun and the enhanced services will be available this spring.”

In addition to increased safety and comfort, a fixed magnet allows fuller access to MRI services to the patients of the lakeshore. The fixed MRI also fosters synergies with other Zeeland Community Hospital’s programs such as the growing cancer and orthopaedic care services.

The MRI project is expected to be completed in May 2017. For more information about the programs and services available at Zeeland Community Hospital, visit spectrumhealth.org/zeeland.

Photo: Members of the Zeeland Community Hospital Board of Directors and leadership team celebrating the groundbreaking of the fixed MRI suite on Monday, January 18, 2017.

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.

Ashley Kiekintveld
Marketing and Communications
Phone: 616.748.3610
Email: ashley.kiekintveld@spectrumhealth.org