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.
Spectrum Health Lakeland President Loren B. Hamel, MD, discusses the health system's response to COVID-19 and steps being taken to ensure the safety of all staff, patients, and the community.
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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Spectrum Health Lakeland continues to closely monitor the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community.
Spectrum Health is offering free screening for the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
Lakeland Homecare recently expanded services to South Haven, Allegan, and the surrounding communities with a new office located at 05055 Blue Star Highway.
In response to the outpouring of community inquiries and offers of support, Spectrum Health Lakeland has established a donation drop-off donation site.
The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) awarded Lakeland Medical Center and Lakeland Hospital Niles with the Patient Safety Excellence Award.
IBM Watson Health™ today published its 100 Top Hospitals® annual study naming Lakeland among the top 100 hospitals in the U.S.
The Berrien County Health Department was notified of three additional positive cases of COVID-19 over the weekend.
Spectrum Health Lakeland is postponing all non-urgent and routine outpatient appointments in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Berrien County Health Department has identified the first two positive cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Berrien County.
Spectrum Health has taken additional action to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by announcing new hospital family and visitor restrictions.
Ronda Holmes, activity leader at Pine Ridge: A Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, recently became a facilitator for the Virtual Dementia Tour®—an evidence-based simulation to help participants build a greater understanding of dementia
Spectrum Health Lakeland was recognized as an Adopter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s PATIENT FINANCIAL COMMUNICATIONS BEST PRACTICES®.
Spectrum Health Lakeland was named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson Health™.