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:
Butternut squash and cannellini bean quesadilla is a great family friendly recipe.
Spectrum Health Lakeland President Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Acting Health Officer at the Berrien County Health Department, Courtney Davis, share the latest COVID-19 updates in Berrien County.
President Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Berrien County Medical Director and family medicine physician, Rex Cabaltica, MD, shared the latest COVID-19 updates in Berrien County
Pediatrician, Anne Dudley, DO, and Berrien County Health Department Medical Director, Rex Cabaltica, MD, discuss the COVID-19 vaccine for kids.
Join president, Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Nicki Britten from the Berrien County Health Department for the latest COVID-19 news.
Learn how to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
Effective Saturday, September 25, the outpatient laboratories at Spectrum Health Lakeland Niles and Watervliet hospitals and the Center for Outpatient Services will revise their operating hours.
For minor conditions and illnesses, health officials encourage patients to contact their primary care provider (after hours answering service is available at most locations) or visit a local walk-in clinic.
A new level of molecular testing is now available at Spectrum Health Lakeland through a $350,000 investment in the cobas® 6800 System which allows for real-time PCR testing.
Spectrum Health Lakeland has revised its visitor guidelines effective Wednesday, September 8. Revised guidelines allow for two visitors from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the duration of a patient’s stay.
Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health have signed a formal integration agreement, the next step in the process to create a new health system that is For Michigan, By Michigan™.
Lakeland Care will offer drive-through community flu shots from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates.
The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are urging parents of adolescents 12 years and older to have them receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Lynn Todman, PhD, has accepted the role of vice president, health equity, Spectrum Health System.
With a focus on the health and safety of its team members and the community, along with thorough review of the scientific evidence, Spectrum Health has announced that it will require the COVID-19 vaccine.
Spectrum Health has been named one of the 2021 Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Seramount.
Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health, two of the most respected health systems in Michigan, announced today they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to explore creating a new health system.
Spectrum Health Lakeland will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines at four new locations throughout Southwest Michigan including the Center for Outpatient Services in St. Joseph and the health system’s three walk-in clinics.
Spectrum Health has received reports from patients and Priority Health members that they are receiving calls from individuals pretending to be from Spectrum Health or Priority Health.
Community Grand Rounds, a program of Spectrum Health Lakeland, has teamed up with music artists and community health advocates in Benton Harbor to deliver messages they hope inspire communities across West Michigan and beyond.
Phase II of the Pavilion project at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center is now underway.