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.
The newly renovated Corewell Health Lakeland Hospital Pavilion in St. Joseph focuses on high-tech modernizations and exceptional patient experiences.
Are you expecting? You may have a lot of financial questions. Our financial counselors are here to help, regardless of your situation.
Planning for a surgery? Stay ahead of your health care bills by connecting with a financial counselor today.
If you’re concerned about your medical bills or just have questions, our financial counselors are here to help.
Pediatrician, Anne Dudley, DO, and Berrien County Health Department Medical Director, Rex Cabaltica, MD, discuss the COVID-19 vaccine for kids.
Learn how to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
Phase II of the Pavilion project at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center is now underway.
The Veggie Van is making its way throughout Berrien County. This mobile farmer’s market will offer free, locally grown, top-quality, healthy fruits and vegetables, and nutrition information.
On Saturday, May 20, Lory’s Place, the grief and healing center of Caring Circle and part of Corewell Health, will host its 19th annual Run Walk Rock 5K.
Today, Corewell Health Lakeland Hospitals in Niles and St. Joseph received “A” Hospital Safety Grades from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that upholds patient safety standards in hospitals nationwide.
Corewell Health, the new name for Spectrum Health Lakeland, is pleased to welcome Aubrey Tompkins, CNM, to its medical staff. Tompkins is seeing patients alongside three physicians and two other providers at Southwestern Medical Women’s Health in Niles.
Corewell Health is pleased to welcome Pansy Samuel, NP, to the heart and vascular medical staff. Samuel is seeing patients alongside ten cardiology physician specialists and eight advanced practitioners in Coloma, Niles and St. Joseph.
Lory's Place, a grief healing and education team of Caring Circle and part of Corewell Health, is hosting a series of spring and summer social events. All the events are free to join and designed for individuals who have experienced the death of a significant person.
Blood supplies across the state remain low, with some blood types in critical need. Corewell Health, in partnership with Versiti Blood Center of Michigan, is hosting a series of community blood drives in April and May.
Community members will have the opportunity to dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs during a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event in St. Joseph and Niles on Saturday, April 22.
After three years of caring for patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many of Michigan’s major health systems are making masking optional in most areas over the next week.
Community members are invited to attend “Celebration of Life,” a service of remembrance for those who have experienced the death of a loved one, on Thursday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Corewell Health, the new name for Spectrum Health Lakeland, is offering free advance care planning (ACP) workshops.
Corewell Health, the new name for Spectrum Health Lakeland, is currently enrolling people interested in joining its free in-person Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).
Lory’s Place is hosting a Disney themed fundraising event open to the public on Thursday, April 6 at Union + Social located on 216 Court Street in St. Joseph.
Corewell Health leaders, physicians, community partners and patients marked the opening of the newest facility in Southwest Michigan yesterday in Niles.
Please welcome primary care provider, Chelsea Wagner, NP, to the pediatric and family care team at Southwestern Medical Primary Care in Niles and Buchanan.