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On the Cover: Amazing Grazing
Dairy goats forage and play at Ron and Suzanne Klein’s Windshadow Farm & Dairy in Bangor. This 46-acre farm is Animal Welfare Approved, which demonstrates that goats are raised according to the highest animal welfare standards using sustainable agriculture methods. Evergreen Lane Farm & Creamery in Fennville turns these goats’ milk into delicious artisan cheeses, available for purchase in their tasting room and at local retailers.
In This Issue:
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.
Dr. Patricia Rush discusses the impact of psychological trauma on the brain and on chronic disease and health inequities.
Spectrum Health Lakeland President Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Acting Health Officer at the Berrien County Health Department, Courtney Davis, share the latest COVID-19 updates in Berrien County.
For minor conditions and illnesses, health officials encourage patients to contact their primary care provider (after hours answering service is available at most locations) or visit a local walk-in clinic.
Nwamaka Eneanya, MD, MPH, FASN, will discusses the controversy surrounding the use of race to diagnose and manage kidney disease.
A new level of molecular testing is now available at Spectrum Health Lakeland through a $350,000 investment in the cobas® 6800 System which allows for real-time PCR testing.
Spectrum Health Lakeland has revised its visitor guidelines effective Wednesday, September 8. Revised guidelines allow for two visitors from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the duration of a patient’s stay.
Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health have signed a formal integration agreement, the next step in the process to create a new health system that is For Michigan, By Michigan™.
Lakeland Care will offer drive-through community flu shots from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates.
The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are urging parents of adolescents 12 years and older to have them receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Lynn Todman, PhD, has accepted the role of vice president, health equity, Spectrum Health System.
With a focus on the health and safety of its team members and the community, along with thorough review of the scientific evidence, Spectrum Health has announced that it will require the COVID-19 vaccine.
Spectrum Health has been named one of the 2021 Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Seramount.
Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health, two of the most respected health systems in Michigan, announced today they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to explore creating a new health system.
Spectrum Health Lakeland will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines at four new locations throughout Southwest Michigan including the Center for Outpatient Services in St. Joseph and the health system’s three walk-in clinics.
Spectrum Health has received reports from patients and Priority Health members that they are receiving calls from individuals pretending to be from Spectrum Health or Priority Health.
Community Grand Rounds, a program of Spectrum Health Lakeland, has teamed up with music artists and community health advocates in Benton Harbor to deliver messages they hope inspire communities across West Michigan and beyond.
Phase II of the Pavilion project at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center is now underway.