Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
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|Helen DeVos Children's Hospital|
|Location||Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States|
|Affiliated university||Michigan State University College of Human Medicine|
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital is a pediatric hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a division of Spectrum Health. It is named for Helen DeVos, wife of Amway founder Richard DeVos, a major donor.
The hospital offers 40 pediatric specialty services. The hospital received Magnet Recognition status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center 2009. The hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant program received the American Society of Clinical Oncology Award for the program's work to improve cancer care through clinical research, one of eight hospitals in the U.S. to receive this recognition.
The hospital built a 14 story children's hospital at 100 Michigan St. NE in downtown Grand Rapids. The building opened January 11, 2011.
In 2008, the hospital implemented a collaborative program with Priority Health called the Children's Healthcare Access Program that provides children enrolled in Medicaid more access to primary care.
- Schneider, Keith (11 July 2007). "Grand Rapids Lays Foundations for a Health Mecca". New York Times. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
- "Community Partners Offer Financial Incentives and Support for Primary Care Practices, Improving Access and Reducing Utilization for Children on Medicaid". Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2013-08-09.