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
Thomas Wright, DO works in the HouseCalls program at Caring Circle. He provides home based care to homebound people in Southwest Michigan along with a team of other care professionals.
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.
Hear from Dr. Hamel and Berrien County Health Department medical director, Rex Cabaltica, MD, as they share the latest COVID-19 headlines in Berrien County.
Spectrum Health Lakeland president, Dr. Loren Hamel and Berrien County Health Department Medical Director, Dr. Rex Cabaltica share the latest COVID-19 updates in Berrien County.
Are you expecting? You may have a lot of financial questions. Our financial counselors are here to help, regardless of your situation.
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If you’re concerned about your medical bills or just have questions, our financial counselors are here to help.
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.
Spectrum Health Lakeland, in partnership with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan, is hosting a series of community blood drives in October.
Lory's Place celebrates the new expansion of services, adult peer support programs, and a new faciality, which are all available for community members to use free of charge.
Spectrum Health Lakeland is pleased to welcome Manthan Kimmane, NP, to the medical staff at Spectrum Health Lakeland Heart and Vascular.
The Veggie Van will offer free healthy foods and nutrition information from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 6 at University Medical Specialties in Berrien Springs.
Spectrum Health Lakeland is pleased to welcome urologist, Suresh Potluri, MD, to the medical staff.
Community members are invited to attend the At the Heart of Healing Gala on Saturday, November 12.
Spectrum Health Lakeland is helping community members lower their risks by providing education about healthy lifestyle changes through a free diabetes prevention program.
Lakeland Care will offer drive-through community flu shots through October.
Spectrum Health Lakeland is pleased to welcome Lindsey Kinney, DO, to the medical staff.
The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) has recognized Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph and Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital Niles as recipients of the Hospital Maternity Care Excellence Award.
Priority Health, Oronoko Township and the National Fitness Campaign (NFC) are pleased to announce the opening of an outdoor Priority Health Fitness Court® in Berrien Springs.
Older adults and individuals caring for a loved one 65 years or older are encouraged to attend a free community event, Seniors in the know: Life planning made easy.
Spectrum Health Lakeland is pleased to welcome cardiologist John-Phillip Markovic, MD to the medical staff.
The Veggie Van will offer free healthy foods and nutrition information from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 at Southwestern Medical Clinic in Niles.
Spectrum Health Lakeland has revised its visitor guidelines effective Wednesday, August 31.