HealthCurrents Fall 2020
On the Cover
Move to the beat: Cardio drumming has
gained popularity across
the U.S., including with
participants at the
St. Joseph-Lincoln Senior
Service Center. The
high-energy fitness class
pairs an exercise ball and
drumsticks with dance
moves to create an aerobic
workout suitable for all
ages and fitness levels. The
intensity of the workout can
easily be adjusted based
on how hard you drum.
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
IBM Watson Health™ today published its 100 Top Hospitals® annual study naming Lakeland among the top 100 hospitals in the U.S.
Through the Allied Health Careers Scholarship program, Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation awarded a total of $47,500 in the form of 37 scholarships.
Spectrum Health Lakeland continues to closely monitor the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community.
With public health and safety as its top concern, Spectrum Health Lakeland is reminding patients and visitors that guidelines to control COVID-19 remain in effect at its facilities.
Spectrum Health has taken additional action to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by announcing new hospital family and visitor guidelines.
In response to the outpouring of community inquiries and offers of support, Spectrum Health Lakeland has established a donation drop-off donation site.
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.
The Michigan Health Endowment Fund has awarded Spectrum Health Lakeland with a $55,474 grant in support of a pop-up art and wellness exhibit.
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.
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.
The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are urging residents to get vaccinated against the flu.
Spectrum Health Lakeland is taking the following steps related to public events through May 31, 2020.
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.
Spectrum Health Lakeland was recognized as an Adopter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s PATIENT FINANCIAL COMMUNICATIONS BEST PRACTICES®.
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.