Lakeland Health Foundations Join Global #GivingTuesday Movement

giving tuesdayThe Lakeland Health Foundations recently participated in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take action to improve their local communities, give back to the charities and causes they celebrate.

“We began the initiative with a goal of raising $5,000 and due to the generosity of our friends and neighbors we were able to more than double that,” said David Burghart, President of the Lakeland Health Foundations and Vice President of Philanthropy, Lakeland Health.

Funds raised through #GivingTuesday donations will support the Lakeland sexual assault treatment program, which helps survivors of all ages, 24 hours a day. During the last 12 months, the program served 192 cases locally, and is the only service of its kind in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties.

In addition to performing comprehensive medical exams, nurses connect victims with counseling and other local support services, educate schools and community groups about sexual assault and sexual abuse, and provide forensic documentation and courtroom testimony to help convict criminals.

“The #GivingTuesday initiative is a great way for us to support a program that does so much in our community,” said David. “Although Giving Tuesday only takes place for one day, the funds donated will make an impact in the lives of community members for many years to come.”

Continue Watching

We're Ready for You at Spectrum Health Lakeland

While the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all in new ways, we want you to know we are here for you.

Lakeland Sets Aside $50 Million to Address Racial Equity and Health Inequities

The Board of Directors of Spectrum Health Lakeland approved an expanded strategy to address racial and ethnic health equity in Southwest Michigan.

COVID-19: Lowell Hamel, MD "The Fight of His Life"

Lowell Hamel, MD, never imagined he would soon be battling for his own life in the fight against COVID-19.

We're Ready for You - Loren Hamel, MD

If you have a health need right now, then it deserves our attention right now. Whether you want to see us virtually or in person, don’t delay your care. We are ready for you.

We Stay Home For You

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.

Lakeland has a Heart to Serve now with Spectrum Health

Improving health, inspiring hope, saving lives. Spectrum Health Lakeland is now part of Spectrum Health offering an expanded care team, additional specialties, and new technology for you and your family.

Spectrum Health Lakeland: Your 100 Top Hospital

IBM Watson Health™ published its 100 Top Hospitals® 2019 study naming Lakeland among the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. based on overall organizational performance.

We Are Lakeland

Video of our team members

© Spectrum Health Lakeland 2020