Volunteer Updates

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Notice for Volunteers

Thank you for your commitment to Spectrum Health Lakeland and your dedication to helping our patients and visitors. Our top priority is keeping everyone safe while we continue to transition to our new normal. We are looking forward to seeing our volunteers and we will be in contact with each of you soon. 

  • Caring Circle: Volunteers do not need to report.
  • Center for Outpatient Services at Lakeland HealthPark: Volunteers do not need to report.
  • Hanson Hospice Center: Volunteers do not need to report.
  • Marie Yeager Cancer Center: Volunteers do not need to report.
  • Lakeland Hospital Niles: Volunteers do not need to report.
  • Lakeland Medical Center: Volunteers do not need to report.
  • Lakeland Hospital Watervliet: Volunteers do not need to report.
  • Pine Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center: Volunteers do not need to report.

Thank you for your patience—we will be in contact with you as soon as we are ready to resume normal services. If you have a desire to volunteer in these special circumstances, please contact your respective volunteer office.



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Check-Up: Preventing kidney stones (Lyndsey Brown, PA)

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Check-Up: Exploring Cochlear Implants (Heidi Schmeltzer, AuD, CCC-A)

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Knee Injury: Jonathan Paulus "Bouncing Back from an Injury"

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