Health Currents Fall 2018
On The Cover: Vintage Finds of all Kinds
Blue Moon Vintage Market, located in Three Oaks, is owned by a mother/daughter duo Vicki (right) and Jen (left) and offers pickers access to 6,000+ square feet of vintage, industrial, architectural, home décor, and one of kind pieces on the fourth weekend of every month.
In This Issue:
While the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all in new ways, we want you to know we are here for you.
The Board of Directors of Spectrum Health Lakeland approved an expanded strategy to address racial and ethnic health equity in Southwest Michigan.
Lowell Hamel, MD, never imagined he would soon be battling for his own life in the fight against COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Video of our team members
Spectrum Health Lakeland has established a six-week summer job program for African American and Latinx students.
Lakeland is resuming select surgeries, procedures, clinic appointments, outpatient therapies, and radiology studies that were previously deferred in anticipation of a COVID-19 patient surge.
Whirlpool Corporation has worked rapidly since the pandemic began to obtain several shipments of medical supplies over the last few weeks for donation to Spectrum Health Lakeland.
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.
Hiro, a two-year-old male German shepherd from Slovakia, joins handler, Chris Aungst, a retired police officer with the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department.
Spectrum Health is offering free screening for the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
On July 16, 2020, Spectrum Health Lakeland was made aware of a global data security incident involving Blackbaud, Inc., which hosts data for the Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation.
In honor of frontline health care workers at Spectrum Health Lakeland, Andrews University has commissioned an art installation which was recently unveiled within the Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion.
The late Lynn Gray, MD, MPH, FAAFP, a family physician in Berrien Springs, was recognized posthumously with the 2020 Michigan Family Physician of the Year Award.
Officials from the Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are noting accelerating trends of increased COVID-19 activity over the past several weeks.
Beginning December 2, all community members age 12 and older who are visiting a loved one in the inpatient units at Lakeland Medical Center.
Spectrum Health Lakeland was recognized as an Adopter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s PATIENT FINANCIAL COMMUNICATIONS BEST PRACTICES®.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21 that temporarily requires all Michigan residents to “suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life”
In response to the outpouring of community inquiries and offers of support, Spectrum Health Lakeland has established a donation drop-off donation site.
The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are working to care for several individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 at Pine Ridge.