Zeeland Community Hospital

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Welcomes Tamara Elhart as Development Coordinator

ZEELAND, Mich., December 16, 2015 – Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Tamara Elhart as development coordinator for the Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Foundation.

Elhart is a Lakeshore Chapter member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a 2008 graduate of the Leadership West Michigan program through the West Coast Chamber of Commerce. Her development experience includes involvement with Hospice of Holland and Greater Ottawa County United Way. Most recently, Elhart served as the director of development for Kandu Incorporated. During her tenure, she was responsible for community engagement, fundraising efforts and grant writing.

“We are so pleased that Tami has joined our team,” said Sara Donkersloot, director, community relations and foundation, Zeeland Community Hospital. “She has incredible development and community outreach experience that will significantly enhance our foundation potential.”

In the development coordinator role at Zeeland Community Hospital, Elhart will be responsible for growing philanthropic support by cultivating relationships in the community and managing fund raising programs and events.

She and her husband Tom reside in the Grand Haven area. Elhart also owns and operates a business out of her home called Tamara’s Cooking Classes, LLC, where she teaches hands-on cooking classes to private individuals, groups and corporate teams.

Spectrum Health System Boilerplate

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.



Ashley Kiekintveld

Sara Donkersloot