Zeeland Community Hospital

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Offers Free Class on Smoking Cessation


Chris Cannon

Ashley Kiekintveld

ZEELAND, Mich., – December 15, 2016 – The new year is upon us and for some that includes a new year’s resolution to put down the cigarettes. Make the commitment to yourself to quit.

Forty-two million adults and three million youth still smoke today and ninety-five percent of smokers who try to quit “cold turkey” are not successful. Prepare yourself to quick once and for all with help from Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital and Quit 101: Smoking Cessation.

This class offered at no cost, focuses on proven strategies and tips to help you develop a quit plan and identify your triggers. Instructors will help individuals find the motivation and skills you need to stop tobacco for good. Class meets on Monday, January 4 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

To register or for more information, visit spectrumhealth.org/zeeland or call 616.748.2834.

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; 183 ambulatory and service sites; more than 3,400 physicians and advanced practice providers, including nearly 1,400 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan with about 658,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 23,800 employees. The organization provided $283 million in community benefit during its 2015 fiscal year. Spectrum Health is the only health system in Michigan to be named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems® by Truven Health Analytics for 2015. This is the fourth time the organization has received this recognition.