Zeeland Community Hospital

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Open House to Showcase Student Art Contest

ZEELAND, Mich., January 23, 2017 – For over 14 years Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital has partnered with local schools to hold its annual Student Art Contest. To celebrate and showcase the artists’ accomplishments and award-winning art, the hospital will host an open house on Friday, February 3 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the DeWitt Building located on the hospital’s campus. The public is invited.

“We are excited to capture student’s creativity and recognize the importance of art in the healing process,” said Chris Cannon, community health programs specialist, Zeeland Community Hospital. “This is one of our favorite events because we get to partner with local schools and engage our younger community members.”

Young artists who are in the third through the eighth grade from local schools have the opportunity to compete in this annual contest. School art teachers will submit the top three pieces from each grade; judges then determine first, second and third place honors for each grade per school. There will also be a “best in show” winner. The artwork of the first place winners for the middle school grades will be professionally matted and displayed at the hospital for one year. All artists will receive a ribbon.

For more information about the art contest, contact Chris Cannon at 616.742.7589.


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