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Gary Kelley and Phil Hempel of Blossomland Bee Supply in Buchanan tend to beehives which can house up to 50,000 bees. As the weather gets warmer and early blossoms begin to appear, the bees are busy bringing pollen into the hive.
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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.
Thank you to all those serving on the front lines. You are the true heroes. Together, we are strong. Together, we will see this this through.
Spectrum Health Lakeland President Loren B. Hamel, MD, discusses the health system's response to COVID-19 and steps being taken to ensure the safety of all staff, patients, and the community.
Spectrum Health has taken additional action to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by announcing new hospital family and visitor restrictions.
Spectrum Health Lakeland was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson Health™.
In response to the outpouring of community inquiries and offers of support, Spectrum Health Lakeland has established a donation drop-off donation site.
Spectrum Health is offering free screening for the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
New COVID-19 testing equipment, additional supplies, and expanded testing criteria in the state are making it possible for more people in Southwest Michigan to be tested for the virus.
A drive-up COVID-19 specimen collection site is open in St. Joseph at the Center for Outpatient Services for individuals who have a physician's order to be tested, Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spectrum Health Lakeland is among the first health systems in the state to begin offering COVID-19 antibody testing to the general public.
Spectrum Health Lakeland is taking the following steps related to public events through May 31, 2020.
Spectrum Health Lakeland continues to provide care for a multitude of health concerns and wants the community to know its hospitals and clinics are safely and effectively caring for all patients every day.
IBM Watson Health™ today published its 100 Top Hospitals® annual study naming Lakeland among the top 100 hospitals in the U.S.
The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) awarded Lakeland Medical Center and Lakeland Hospital Niles with the Patient Safety Excellence Award.
Six of Michigan’s leading health systems have come together to form a clinically integrated network designed to deliver high-quality, cost-effective healthcare and improve the health of residents across the state.
Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph received an “A” grade and Lakeland Hospital Niles received a "B" grade in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
Cardiologist, Dennis Disch, MD, answers several of the most commonly asked questions about COVID-19.