Items Tagged with 'Spectrum Health '


Hope rolls out innovative experiential learning center

Boerigter Center for Calling and Career aims to provide students with experience to secure jobs after college.

September 7, 2018
Hope College is placing a greater emphasis on providing students with the tools and hands-on experience needed to land jobs after college. Read More

An open letter to Spectrum Health's new CEO

August 23, 2018
Congratulations to Tina Freese Decker on being named to take the helm of Spectrum Health. Having risen through the ranks at Spectrum, she had the opportunity to see the good, bad and ugly. Now she can capitalize on her experience and consolidate the gains made by Spectrum, promote the good, eliminate the bad and rectify the ugly. So, here are some gratuitous suggestions for her: Read More

Insurer appoints chief marketing and digital officer

July 7, 2017
A local health insurer has promoted from within to fill the role of chief marketing and digital officer. Read More

Urgent care shifts to customer service model

Spectrum Health cuts wait time via web self-scheduling tool called Clockwise.MD.

June 30, 2017
In many ways, urgent care services have stayed consistent since the 1980s. But new online technologies are allowing health systems with multiple campuses to reduce wait time, so providers can serve patients with greater efficiency. Read More

Taxing of satellite health centers needs clarity

March 27, 2017
How much land can a nonprofit hospital remove from the tax rolls? That’s a key question as a tax tribunal judge recently ruled against Grand Rapids Township and for Spectrum Health. Read More

With medical center developments, caution over congratulations is advised

September 30, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal is reporting on several multimillion-dollar medical center developments, as Spectrum Health expansions continue in Ottawa County, and Mercy Health begins construction on its $271 million complex in Muskegon. Caution rather than congratulations is advised, as it adds to increasing cost of care for West Michigan residents. Read More

West Michigan health care industry needs community oversight

March 25, 2016
The situation in Grand Haven with the Health Pointe development by Spectrum Health and Holland Hospital in the backyard of the North Ottawa Community Health System is a clear indicator that the health care industry needs community oversight. Read More

Letter: Township has fiduciary responsibility to NOCHS

March 18, 2016
Editor: Health Pointe in Grand Haven will have significant impacts on the North Ottawa community. Read More

The defense against medical monopolies, cost hikes

March 11, 2016
Yet another artful dodge of the Michigan Certificate of Need process will cost the citizens of Ottawa County, particularly in Grand Haven, another jolting increase in health care costs. Read More

Health system names chief strategy officer

January 14, 2016
A health care system has named a current employee to the position of senior vice president for business development and chief strategy officer. Read More