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.
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.
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.
Video of our team members
In support of the statewide efforts to increase testing for COVID-19 across Michigan, especially among vulnerable populations, Berrien County officials are pleased to report a recent partnership with the Michigan National Guard and Michigan State Police.
Whirlpool Corporation, Dow and Reynolds Consumer Products are pleased to announce a collaboration to provide much-needed respirators.
The Michigan Health Endowment Fund has awarded Spectrum Health Lakeland with a $55,474 grant in support of a pop-up art and wellness exhibit.
Spectrum Health Lakeland was recognized as an Adopter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s PATIENT FINANCIAL COMMUNICATIONS BEST PRACTICES®.
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.
Spectrum Health Lakeland, in collaboration with Versiti Blood Centers, has begun treating COVID-19 patients with blood plasma from patients who have recovered from the disease.
Michele Brock, AGNP, is a geriatric nurse practitioner with Community Medical Center located at 400 Medical Park Drive Watervliet.
Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph received an “A” grade and Lakeland Hospital Niles received a "B" grade in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
In response to the outpouring of community inquiries and offers of support, Spectrum Health Lakeland has established a donation drop-off donation site.
Lakeland is resuming select surgeries, procedures, clinic appointments, outpatient therapies, and radiology studies that were previously deferred in anticipation of a COVID-19 patient surge.
Hiro, a two-year-old male German shepherd from Slovakia, joins handler, Chris Aungst, a retired police officer with the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department.
New COVID-19 testing equipment, additional supplies, and expanded testing criteria in the state are making it possible for more people in Southwest Michigan to be tested for the virus.
A drive-up COVID-19 specimen collection site is open in St. Joseph at the Center for Outpatient Services for individuals who have a physician's order to be tested, Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.