Zeeland Community Hospital

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Welcomes Sabina Otteman as Newest Board Member


ZEELAND, Mich., December 8, 2015 – Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Sabina Otteman to the Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Board of Directors. She will join the hospital’s thirteen member Board of Directors on January 1, 2016.

Otteman is a graduate of Zeeland High School and Hope College; where she received her bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies.  As a lifelong resident of Zeeland, she has enjoyed serving in various capacities for many local organizations. Past board experiences include the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area, the Zeeland Board of Public Works and the Zeeland Education Foundation.

“Sabina is a terrific fit for a seat on the SHZCH Board,” said Ron Lewis, hospital president.  “She has a drive for excellence, strong leadership and development experiences, and a sincere commitment to improving the health of the community.”

Currently, Otteman is employed by Hope College as the Director of Hope Fund and Annual Giving in the department of Development & Alumni Engagement.  Other professional experience includes serving as Campaign Assistant to State Representative Jessie Dalman, Finance/Events Coordinator at the Grand Rapids Republican Committee, and Development Coordinator for the Zeeland Education Foundation.

“I was interested in this opportunity for numerous reasons,” Otteman shared. “The most compelling reason was that my family and I have utilized both the inpatient and outpatient services at the hospital and have been so impressed by the quality of care that we have received. It will be fulfilling to serve on a board where I am a repeat customer.”

She and her husband Andy have three children. They enjoy volunteering at Zeeland Public Schools and attending their children’s many fine arts and sports activities. They are active in the faith communities of Second Reformed Church and Faith Reformed Church 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; 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.



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