Zeeland Community Hospital

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

ZEELAND, Mich., January 4, 2016 – For over 13 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 5 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the DeWitt Building located on the hospital’s campus. The public is invited.

“This year we added the theme of health, hope and healing through art,” said Kelly Adkins, coordinator, community programs and event organizer. “We are excited to capture student’s creativity and recognize the importance of art in the healing process.”

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. Awards will include honorable mention and best in show. 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.

To participate or for more information about the art contest, contact Kelly Adkins at 616.748.3651.

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.



Kelly Adkins
Community Programs Coordinator

Ashley Kiekintveld
Communication Coordinator