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.
Join president, Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Nicki Britten from the Berrien County Health Department for the latest COVID-19 news.
Learn how to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
Phase II of the Pavilion project at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center is now underway.
To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and stay protected, community members are getting a tiny poke with a big impact.
Spectrum Health Lakeland has revised its visitor guidelines effective Friday, April 9. Revised guidelines allow for one adult visitor from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the duration of a patient’s stay.
The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are pleased to move forward with expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination for all residents ages 16 and up beginning today, Monday, April 5.
A three-part virtual panel discussion will explore how historical laws, policies, and practices laid the foundation for today’s racial inequities.
Spectrum Health has received reports from patients and Priority Health members that they are receiving calls from individuals pretending to be from Spectrum Health or Priority Health.
Community Grand Rounds, a program of Spectrum Health Lakeland, has teamed up with music artists and community health advocates in Benton Harbor to deliver messages they hope inspire communities across West Michigan and beyond.
The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are seeking volunteers to assist at upcoming community COVID-19 vaccination clinics and/or support vaccine distribution efforts.
The Center for Better Health will continue to provide services in the Benton Harbor community in 2021.
As part of the ninth annual Bears in the Air program, South Bend International Airport (SBN) delivered nearly 300 teddy bears for patients at Spectrum Health Lakeland hospitals.
Area business leaders have joined together to share an ask of our friends and neighbors.
Due to increasing demand for COVID-19 testing and a nationwide shortage of supplies, Spectrum Health Lakeland has revised eligibility changes for those seeking a test at a Lakeland facility.
Over the last several decades, and most recently during the COVID-19 pandemic, Spectrum Health Lakeland and Whirlpool Cooperation have come together in support of community members.
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.
Spectrum Health Lakeland has earned level eight certifications in acute and ambulatory care in the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition.