November 23, 2021
I have to admit it. That’s not a word I often hear.
I do hear a lot of positive comments about the health care experience at Spectrum Health Lakeland. And despite the most challenging conditions we have ever faced, I am so pleased that those positive comments continue. But I don’t believe that I’ve ever heard a patient describe their care as “mind blowing.” Let me explain.
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Hear from Dr. Hamel and Berrien County Health Department medical director, Rex Cabaltica, MD, as they share the latest COVID-19 headlines in Berrien County.
Nothing warms up a cold winter day better than a bowl of chicken noodle soup. This recipe comes packed with protein and spices things up by adding a fun "Tex-Mex" twist on a classic dish.
Spectrum Health Lakeland president, Dr. Loren Hamel and Berrien County Health Department Medical Director, Dr. Rex Cabaltica share the latest COVID-19 updates in Berrien County.
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.
Whatever your cancer diagnosis, you'll find the care and resources you need at Spectrum Health Lakeland.
Since undergoing a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, McKenzie is down 89 pounds and has energy to keep up with her son.
When swelling and discomfort in Paul Dow's shoulders began to disrupt his sleep and his favorite form of exercise, bicycling, he teamed up with orthopedic surgeon Jeffrey Postma, DO, to solve the issue.
Learn more about surgical options for treating breast cancer and how reconstruction following a mastectomy can help women feel confident in their body again.
Are you feeling dizzy or off balance? It could be an issue with your inner ear.
James Clancy, MD, surgically removed a section of Jeff's colon to treat his diverticulitis.
After participating in a weight loss program and undergoing bariatric surgery, Katie is down 84 pounds and her life has completely changed.
Spectrum Health Lakeland President Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Acting Health Officer at the Berrien County Health Department, Courtney Davis, share the latest COVID-19 updates in Berrien County.
Surgery is a common treatment for breast cancer. It’s done to remove as much of the cancer as possible. General surgeon, Maria Rapciak, DO, explains the types of surgical options available to women and the factors that go into creating a plan of care.
Judi was shocked to learn that her pain was caused by colon cancer. Thanks to general surgeon, Michael Webb, MD, Judi is now cancer free.
President Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Berrien County Medical Director and family medicine physician, Rex Cabaltica, MD, shared the latest COVID-19 updates in Berrien County
Ethan underwent surgery for hip pain and is back to running, weightlifting, and going for walks pain free.
Spectrum Health Lakeland has received reports from patients and Priority Health members in Berrien County who are receiving calls from individuals pretending to be from Spectrum Health or Priority Health.
Spectrum Health Lakeland welcomed three new board members in 2022: Deborah Bennett Berecz, Pamela Garmon Johnson, and Kenneth O’Neill, MD.
Spectrum Health Lakeland is pleased to welcome general surgeon, Nathan Piovesan, MD, to the medical staff.
President Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Berrien County medical director and family medicine physician, Rex Cabaltica, MD, share the latest COVID-19 headlines.
Spectrum Health Lakeland is pleased to welcome Kristyn Beaver, NP, to the medical staff.
Spectrum Health Lakeland recently published the 2022-2024 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).
Spectrum Health Lakeland recently released the 2021 cancer care report.
The BirthPlace at Spectrum Health Lakeland welcomed Southwest Michigan’s first baby of 2022.
Of the 1,409 babies born to date in 2021 at the Spectrum Health Lakeland BirthPlace in Niles and St. Joseph, Jackson and Isabelle were the most popular names.
Spectrum Health Lakeland is pleased to welcome Tringo Dessie, NP, and Maleah Walters, NP, to the medical staff.
As part of the tenth annual Bears in the Air program, South Bend International Airport (SBN) delivered more than 2,000 teddy bears to children in six area hospitals this week, including Spectrum Health Lakeland.
The American College of Emergency Physicians recently granted the emergency department at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph with the bronze standard—Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation.
The Spectrum Health Lakeland board of directors recently underwent a transition of leadership.
Spectrum Health Lakeland is pleased to welcome nurse practitioner, Shelley Thibeault, NP, to the medical staff.
Our individual and collective resources are being overwhelmed, and we need our communities’ help to get back on track.
Spectrum Health Lakeland began construction on a new integrated care campus, located at 2002 South 11th Street in Niles.
Spectrum Health Lakeland recently acquired the Mazor X Stealth™ Edition Robotic Guidance Platform to allow for positioning of surgical instruments or spinal implants during general spinal procedures.
Throughout the month of November, Caring Circle, formerly Hospice at Home, celebrates 40 years of service in Southwest Michigan.
Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph has been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation for Medical Excellence in heart failure treatment and stroke by CareChex® Awards by Quantros.
The Center for Better Health, located at 100 W. Main Street in Benton Harbor, is celebrating one year since the facility first opened.
Spectrum Health Lakeland is pleased to welcome rheumatologist, Eeosa Edo-Osagie, MD, to the medical staff.
Effective Saturday, September 25, the outpatient laboratories at Spectrum Health Lakeland Niles and Watervliet hospitals and the Center for Outpatient Services will revise their operating hours.
Spectrum Health Lakeland is pleased to welcome general surgeon, Benjamin Sopczynski, MD, to the medical staff.
For minor conditions and illnesses, health officials encourage patients to contact their primary care provider (after hours answering service is available at most locations) or visit a local walk-in clinic.
For the eighth consecutive year, Spectrum Health Lakeland has received the American Heart Association’s GoldPlus Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award with Target Stroke Honor Roll.