Medical Career Opportunities

Spectrum Health Lakeland Physician &
Advanced Practitioner Careers

We invite you to explore our open opportunities. Discover Our Culture, and learn about why "Our Patients Say It Best" at Spectrum Health Lakeland!

Find out why Lakeland was ranked one of the 15 Top Hospitals® in the nation by IBM Watson Health™ in 2019 and achieved a Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades – placing us in the Top 5% of hospitals in the country.

Small-town values, big-city amenities, advanced technology, and heartfelt care!

Please click here to view and apply for our open positions. Be sure to filter based on location, including Niles, St. Joseph, and Watervliet for all Lakeland opportunities.


About Spectrum Health Lakeland 

Spectrum Health Lakeland, a not-for-profit health system located in southwest Michigan, is a division of Spectrum Health.  Our locations include three hospitals, a comprehensive outpatient service center, regional cancer center, hospice residence, skilled-nursing and rehab facility, and over 40 employed physician practices. Our main campus is a 250-bed hospital located in St. Joseph.  We also have community hospitals in Niles and Watervliet.

Spectrum Health Lakeland and our medical staff partners offer a wide range of services including: 

  • Bariatric & General Surgery, Behavioral Medicine, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Endocrinology, ENT, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Internal Medicine, Interventional Radiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery
  • OB/GYN, Occupational Medicine, Oncology, Orthopedics, Physical Medicine & Rehab, Rheumatology, and Urology

In addition to providing an array of specialties, we also invest in the latest tools and technologies.  This includes three of the latest Xi models for the da Vinci robotic system for minimally invasive surgery - ranking us among only an elite few in the entire country. We use Epic electronic health records (including Dragon for dictation) and achieved HIMSS Stage 7 meaningful use in 2014 (recertified in 2017). We were the first health system in Michigan to earn this highest level of designation, and one of only about 2% of health systems nationwide!

Spectrum Health Lakeland is a teaching hospital, offering residency programs in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Dermatology.  We also host 3rd and 4th year medical students from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Central Michigan University College of Medicine.  

Southwest Michigan has been called the Riviera of the Midwest. We have access to amazing beaches and beautiful dunes along Lake Michigan, with a lush countryside that produces some of the nation's finest orchards and vineyards.

You will enjoy short commutes, no traffic jams, safe neighborhoods, and excellent public and private schools with an increasingly diverse population – only 30 minutes from South Bend, Indiana, and 90 miles from Chicago!

Meet Our Physician Services Team

Thank you for considering Spectrum Health Lakeland and our community partners for career opportunities. We are here to serve you and ensure you have the best recruitment experience because we care and are committed to bringing the very best talent to Southwest Michigan!

Stephanie McNeil, MBA
Director of Physician Services
Spectrum Health Lakeland & 
Spectrum Health West Michigan
Phone: (269) 985-4484

Chad Simcox
Lead Physician Recruiter/Liaison
Phone: (269) 985-4485

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Kelli Dardas
Senior Physician Recruiter/ Liaison
Phone: (269) 982-4801

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Alexis Johns
Senior Physician Recruiter/Liaison
Phone: (269) 982-4808

If preferred, you may fax a copy of your CV to Physician Services at (269) 985-4486. Please be sure to indicate the opportunity in which you are interested.

Meet a Few of Your Future Medical Staff Colleagues at Spectrum Health Lakeland

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Project SEARCH

To learn more about Project SEARCH, please contact Erin Wright, Manager Recruitment, Human Resources at (269) 927-5192

Lakeland News in Review: September 2016

COVID-19 update 1.14.21

Join president, Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Nicki Britten from the Berrien County Health Department for the latest COVID-19 news:

COVID-19 vaccines continue at Spectrum Health Lakeland

Drs. Loren Hamel, MD, and Lowell Hamel, MD receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Spectrum Health Lakeland.

COVID-19 Update 1.8.2020

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Why I vaccinate: video diary with Dr. Das

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COVID-19 Update 12.30.20

Hear the latest COVID-19 news from President, Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Berrien County Health Department health officer, Nicki Britten.

Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion Tour

The Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion is a mission-critical project that focuses on high-tech modernizations and exceptional patient experiences.

A message from nurses: We are counting on you

With COVID-19 cases rising, we need everyone’s help to slow the spread. Thank you to our nurses—and nurses at health systems across our state—for sharing why prevention is so important in this impactful PSA.

We're Ready for You at Spectrum Health Lakeland

While the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all in new ways, we want you to know we are here for you.

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