HealthCurrents Spring 2018
On The Cover: A Blooming Business
Family-owned and operated by brothers Jerome, Don, and Greg, Vite Greenhouses in Niles offers area gardeners access to a wide selection of annual, perennial, and specialty flowers and plants within their colorful 60,000 square foot greenhouse.
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
In honor of frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, 1st Source Bank has donated $30,000 to the Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation.
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.
Through the Allied Health Careers Scholarship program, Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation awarded a total of $47,500 in the form of 37 scholarships.
Community members are invited to join award-winning medical writer and editor Harriet Washington for an online discussion.
Spectrum Health Lakeland, in collaboration with Versiti Blood Centers, has begun treating COVID-19 patients with blood plasma from patients who have recovered from the disease.
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton announced the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau will be awarding a $351,175 grant to Lakeland Regional Health system to support telehealth services
Spectrum Health Lakeland is among the first health systems in the state to begin offering COVID-19 antibody testing to the general public.
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.
Community members are invited to register for a free, online forum to discuss human trafficking on Tuesday, September 22.
Spectrum Health has taken additional action to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by announcing new hospital family and visitor guidelines.
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.
The following statement is made on behalf of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association.
Cardiologist, Dennis Disch, MD, answers several of the most commonly asked questions about COVID-19.
Spectrum Health Lakeland was recognized as an Adopter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s PATIENT FINANCIAL COMMUNICATIONS BEST PRACTICES®.
Spectrum Health Lakeland recently appointed Lynn Todman, PhD, as vice president, health equity.