Difficult Decisions

Choose an Advocate

Ask a trusted family member or friend to be your advocate during your hospitalization. He or she can ask questions you may not think of while you are under stress. Consider executing a durable power of attorney so your preferences for care and your wishes concerning your health care are understood.

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' data-PublishedDate='Nov 01'>Lory's Place - Ron's Story

' data-PublishedDate='Nov 01'>Ron Schults shares his story following the death of wife, Dr. Lory Schults as their family journey towards finding a new normal and continues honoring Lory's memory.

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Caring Circle - Angela's Story

Learn how Caring Circle services and the Hanson Hospice Center supported one local family. Angela Schlaack shares the story of her husband's final journey with acute myeloid leukemia.

Lory's Place Reflections 2018

Lory's Place participants share their stories.

Physician Video Profile: Caressa Eckley, DO (Hospice Care & Palliative Medicine)

Internal medical specialist, Caressa Eckley, DO, of Lakeland Health in St. Joseph, Michigan, shares about her education in hospice and palliative care.

Lory’s Place – Pete and Beth Mannino’s Story

We share the tragic story of a parent’s worst fears coming true — Pete and Beth Mannino’s journey with grief after the accidental death of their daughter, Brandi.

Caring Circle - Angela's Story

Learn how Caring Circle services and the Hanson Hospice Center supported one local family. Angela Schlaack shares the story of her husband's final journey with acute myeloid leukemia.

Lakeland has a Heart to Serve now with Spectrum Health

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.

Spectrum Health Lakeland: Your 100 Top Hospital

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.

We Are Lakeland

Video of our team members

© Spectrum Health Lakeland 2019