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HealthCurrents Weight Loss Issue 2022
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The editorial content of this online publication is taken from the print version of HealthCurrents published by Lakeland. This information is not a substitute for a consultation with a personal physician.
Breathe Easier (Abigail Greaves, Respiratory Therapist)
The large gap in homeownership rates between Black and white Americans is caused by years of policies and laws that have resulted in housing inequities. Keynote speaker, Natalie Moore, will unpack that history and how it relates to our health.
Structural Racism, meaning biases that have been built into the institution's people rely on, is a pervasive issue in the US.
After assistance from a Lakeland nurse, Nancey received intervention for a life-threatening condition in the nick of time.
Dr. Geronimus discussed weathering and the ways that structurally rooted biological and psychosocial processes shape health inequities in our society.
Dr. Choucair shares how his organization is working to improve conditions for health and equity
Dr. David Williams discusses institutional discrimination, individual discrimination, and structural competency.
Dr. David Williams discusses his research on ways to recognize and prevent implicit bias.
Dr. David Williams discusses his research on health inequities caused by racial discrimination.
Dr. David Williams discusses his research on the distinctive social exposures linked to racial status.
Thank you to everyone who donated to and attended our At the Heart of Healing Gala, hosted by Corewell Health Foundation Southwest Michigan! With your support, we welcomed more than 300 guests and raised over $500,000. These essential funds will offer higher education opportunities for our Corewell Health South nurses.
The Leapfrog Group designates "A" grades in Patient Safety to Corewell Health South Hospitals.
The Berrien Community Foundation awarded Lory’s Place, a program of Caring Circle at Corewell Health South, a $10,000 project grant to support one year of continued grief work aiding the Community Grief Alliance program, and Community Grief Brunch.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the United States’ largest philanthropy focused solely on health, recently awarded Corewell Health South, formerly Spectrum Health Lakeland, a $40,000 grant to support research into neighborhood and institutional trust to improve community conditions and advance health equity.
Corewell Health South, formerly Spectrum Health Lakeland, is providing free financial counseling support to community members during health insurance open enrollment, which runs from November 1, 2022, through January 15, 2023.
Corewell Health South, formerly Spectrum Health Lakeland, is pleased to welcome primary care physician, Max Schaefer, DO, to the medical staff.
Corewell Health South, formerly Spectrum Health Lakeland, is pleased to welcome board-certified general surgeon, Stephen Komara, DO, to the medical staff.
Corewell Health West and Corewell Health South, formerly Spectrum Health and Spectrum Health Lakeland, have earned the highest marks of any health care organization in the country in the 2022 College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Most Wired survey.
Corewell Health South, formerly Spectrum Health Lakeland, welcomes Stephanie McNeil, MBA, as vice president, human resource business partner.
Corewell Health South, formerly Spectrum Health Lakeland, in partnership with the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is providing community members with the opportunity to dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs during a Drug Take Back Day event on Saturday, October 29.
Older adults and individuals caring for a loved one 65 years or older are encouraged to attend a free community event, Seniors in the know: Life planning made easy.
Corewell Health South, formerly Spectrum Health Lakeland, is pleased to welcome board-certified family medicine provider, Eli Sager, DO, to the medical staff.
Corewell Health South, formerly Spectrum Health Lakeland, will host a Community Grand Rounds speaker series event titled “Health, Housing and Healing” on October 27 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
BHSH System, the new health system formed in February 2022 by Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health, announced its new name today, Corewell Health™, signaling its bold commitment to health and wellness.
Spectrum Health Lakeland is pleased to welcome general surgeon, Allison Hoch, DO, Hillary Edgerly, NP, and Genna Grondin, NP, to the medical staff.