Zeeland Community Hospital

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Employees Volunteer at City On A Hill

ZEELAND, Mich., May 1, 2017 – On April 29, Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital hosted an event to give back to the community. Over 80 employees and their families teamed together to spruce up the grounds of City On A Hill at the old Zeeland Community Hospital building.

“Returning to the hospital’s former home was a great way to celebrate our 90th anniversary,” said Sara Donkersloot, director, foundation and community services, Zeeland Community Hospital. “Our mission is to improve the health of the community. We have a responsibility to promote healing, not only within the hospital walls, but also by supporting our neighbors.”

The volunteers spent the entire morning working to renew and beautify the landscaping. Helpers as young as 16 months got their hands dirty by pulling weeds, washing windows and spreading bark.

“City On A Hill is incredibly grateful for the continued partnership with Zeeland Community Hospital,” said Gary Ellens, director, City On A Hill Ministries. “It was touching to see so many hospital employees dedicate a Saturday morning to restoring our grounds.”

After the work was complete, volunteered gathered to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch, donated in part by Wolfies Sandwiches of Zeeland.

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 was the sixth time the organization received this recognition.

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