About Lakeland

Welcome to Spectrum Health Lakeland!

Spectrum Health Lakeland Group ShotWith a rich history that dates back to the 1800s, Spectrum Health Lakeland is a non-profit, community-owned health system serving southwest Michigan and northern Indiana. We offer a full continuum of care and wellness services including three hospitals, an outpatient surgery center, a cancer center, and 41 physician practices.

Lakeland is a division of Spectrum Health with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,200 medical staff experts, 3,200 committed volunteers and a health plan serving 1 million members. For the second time, Spectrum Health Lakeland was recognized as a 15 Top Health System by IBM Watson Health™. Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph and Lakeland Hospital Niles were also named to the 100 Top Hospitals list in 2014 and 2019.

The hospitals of Lakeland have always offered essential healthcare services to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. Lakeland continually works to create an integrated system of care that is accessible, affordable, compassionate, and responsible. See detailed financial information about Lakeland in our latest annual report. Lakeland is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and has received national recognition for our safe, high-quality care. Click here to learn how we compare with other health systems, and why you can be confident choosing Lakeland. 

Our Mission 
Improve health, inspire hope and save lives.

Our Vision 
Personalized health made simple, affordable and exceptional.

Continue Watching

Weathering and Health Inequity: Letting the Epigenome Out of the Bottle Without Losing Sight of the Structural Origins of Population Health

Dr. Geronimus discussed weathering and the ways that structurally rooted biological and psychosocial processes shape health inequities in our society.

Interview with Bechara Choucair, MD: Advancing Health? It's About the Mind, Body, and Community

Dr. Choucair shares how his organization is working to improve conditions for health and equity

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Structural Competency and Institutional Discrimination

Dr. David Williams discusses institutional discrimination, individual discrimination, and structural competency.

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Recognizing and Preventing Implicit Bias

Dr. David Williams discusses his research on ways to recognize and prevent implicit bias.

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Discrimination and Health Disparities

Dr. David Williams discusses his research on health inequities caused by racial discrimination.

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Social Influences on Health

Dr. David Williams discusses his research on the distinctive social exposures linked to racial status.

Interview with Patricia Rush, MD, MBA

Dr. Patricia Rush discusses the impact of psychological trauma on the brain and on chronic disease and health inequities.

Project SEARCH

To learn more about Project SEARCH, please contact Erin Wright, Manager Recruitment, Human Resources at (269) 927-5192

Lakeland News in Review: September 2016

Angie’s Story – A Journey Through Grief Healing

Angie Crabtree's sister Cassie died of an accidental overdose, leaving two young boys without a mother. The boys joined Angie's family and she shared her family's journey through grief with Lory's Place.

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