According to the latest US Census, the current growth in the number and proportion of older adults in the United States is unprecedented in our nation’s history. The rapid aging of our population is driven by two realities:
Nearly 40 percent of the hospital patients for whom Lakeland cares are aged 65 or older. Lakeland has a special commitment to caring for these members of our community and is now one of only 500 hospitals in the United States designated as a NICHE facility systemwide. NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is the only national designation indicating a hospital’s commitment to elder care excellence.
The NICHE program methods are designed to improve geriatric patient outcomes as well as satisfaction levels among patients and their families. Learn more about NICHE here.
As your age increases, so does your risk of heart disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases and conditions. It’s more important than ever to receive regular medical care.
The good news is that it’s never too late to take steps to reduce your risk and enjoy a higher quality of life. Be sure you have a primary care provider, also called a general practitioner, to serve as the “home base” for your medical care. Your primary care provider can send you to specialists if needed, and collect all your information in one place for future reference. Search for a provider below, or call the Lakeland HealthLine at 800-303-8399
Spectrum Health Lakeland internist, John Gosling, MD, talks about the warning signs and symptoms of severe acid reflux and consequences if untreated.
Physical therapist, Michael O'Hearn shares when to seek medical help for back pain.
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.
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The Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities has awarded Spectrum Health Lakeland a $1.2 million grant to support a rapid response to COVID-19 disparities experienced by residents of Benton Harbor.
Today, Spectrum Health issued an anti-racism pledge, committing to act against structural racism and pledging to take on the challenge to eliminate racism and its impact on health, hope and lives.
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.
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 Lakeland has earned level eight certifications in acute and ambulatory care in the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition.
The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are urging residents to get vaccinated against the flu.
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.
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.
Spectrum Health has taken additional action to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by announcing new hospital family and visitor guidelines.
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.
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.
Spectrum Health Lakeland has established a six-week summer job program for African American and Latinx students.
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 recently appointed Lynn Todman, PhD, as vice president, health equity.
The Board of Directors of Spectrum Health Lakeland approved an expanded strategy to address racial and ethnic health equity in southwest Michigan.