Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health / spectrumhealth.org

February is Heart Month.  And during this month, there are messages everywhere about the importance of maintaining optimal heart health.  Experts say Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.  Doctors at Spectrum say there is still a lot of “MIS-information” about heart disease and they’d like to change that.

Patrick Center / WGVU

Michigan State University officially opened its $88 million Grand Rapids Research with a ribbon cutting.

“One, two, three…”

Lead by Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon, a giant green ribbon was cut opening the Medical School’s six-story, nearly 163,000-square-foot Grand Rapids Research Center.

“Imagine people who are thinking about things that we can’t yet imagine. Ideas that may work, they may not. But they’re all about trying to improve the quality of life.”

Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health Long Term Care is hosting its 11th annual car show for patients and residents this Saturday. We talk about this therapeutic event with Stacey Carter, director of quality of life; and Terri Morse, volunteer coordinator, at Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Center.

Spectrum Health / spectrumhealth.org

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is once again noted in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital rankings.  The 2017 ranking includes a total of six specialty areas being recognized. 

This is the sixth year that Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and as you could imagine, Hospital President, Dr. Bob Connors is very pleased.

Every summer, approximately 2.7 million children in the US ages 14 and under are treated in emergency rooms for accidental injuries. Injury prevention experts at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids say more children are accidentally injured during the summer months than any other time of year.

“Our kids are ready to explore, they’ve been stuck in school all season and now they’re reading to get outside and have a good time, and we don’t want to discourage that. But with more activity comes more risk of injury.”

Mark Sanchez
Courtesy photo / LinkedIn.com

Michigan lawmakers are hopeful a state operated drug-monitoring system will slow opioid abuse.

Spectrum Health is bringing mammographies to Meijer customers.

Spectrum Health / spectrumhealth.org

A program designed to provide support to pregnant moms-to-be and ensure healthy, full term births is getting high marks in West Michigan. 

“The reason we call this centering is because this is patient and family centered care at its best.

And that’s something we all strive for as health care providers is really putting the family at the center.”

That’s Courtney Hilbert. She’s the certified, lead mid-wife at the “Centering Pregnancy” program at Spectrum Health. 

Mark Sanchez
Courtesy photo / LinkedIn.com

MiBiz takes a closer look at how the Trump Administration's immigration policy will impact the West Michigan economy. Also, Grand Rapids-based MC Sports files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and Michigan's Tax Tribunal rules in favor of Spectrum Health in a property tax dispute with Grand Rapids Township.

Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health Healthier Communities recently won a prestigious award, recognized for excellence in community service with the 2016 Foster G McGaw Prize. Guests join us to discuss the mission of the Communities and the Collaboration.

Michigan health forecast for 2017

Jan 16, 2017

West Michigan Health Officials met at Grand Valley State University this morning to discuss the state of Michigan’s health as well as what health care in 2017 might look like under a Donald Trump administration. The eight edition of Health Check: Analyzing Trends in West Michigan brought leaders from Spectrum, Mercy and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services together for a panel discussion to a large audience.

Pages