|Founded||Sept. 19, 1997|
|Tina Freese-Decker, President & CEO; Dick DeVos, Chairman|
|Revenue||$6.1 Billion (2018)|
Number of employees
|30,000 total (2018)|
Spectrum Health's subsidiaries include hospitals, treatment facilities, urgent care facilities, as well as physician practices that serve the western Michigan area. Priority Health is a subsidiary health plan with one million members. Spectrum Health is the largest employer in West Michigan with 31,000 staff, 4,200 physicians and advanced practice providers, including 1,600 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group, and 3,200 volunteers.
Spectrum Health was formally incorporated on Sept. 19, 1997, bringing together the resources of Butterworth Health System and Blodgett Memorial Medical Center. It became the largest and most comprehensive health care organization in West Michigan after years of planning and a high-profile legal battle. In August 2000, Richard C. Breon was hired to lead the organization as CEO, and sought to form an integrated health care system.
In 2011, Spectrum Health implemented a program that integrates medical services, behavioral health care, addiction and social services for frequent emergency department users. A review of 296 patients involved in the program found a 45% reduction in emergency department visits and hospital admissions after 3 months and a 65% reduction after 6 months.
During the 2016 fiscal year, Spectrum Health provided $326 million in community benefit.
On September 1, 2018, Tina Freese-Decker was named CEO to succeed Richard Breon
In October 2018 Spectrum closed on a merger with Lakeland Health, a health system in southwest Michigan consisting of 3 hospitals, 450 providers, and 4,000 employees. Integration has begun and is underway. Spectrum Health Lakeland will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Spectrum Health and will uniquely have two governing boards.
Spectrum Health provides inpatient and outpatient services at a variety of locations throughout Michigan.
Spectrum has facilities in numerous communities in western Michigan:
- Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Spectrum Health Meijer Heart Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital, East Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Hospital, Fremont, Michigan
- Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital, Lakeview, Michigan
- Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital, Reed City, Michigan
- Spectrum Health United Memorial Hospital, Greenville, Michigan
- Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital, Zeeland, Michigan
- Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, Ludington, Michigan
- Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital, Big Rapids, Michigan
- Spectrum Health Pennock Hospital, Hastings, Michigan
- Spectrum Health Lakeland, St. Joseph, Michigan
- Spectrum Health Lakeland, Niles, Michigan
- Spectrum Health Lakeland, Watervliet, Michigan
Health care providers
The Spectrum Health Medical Group employs more than 1,400 physicians and advanced practice providers. Lakeland has 450 providers that will join the system.
Other facilities and services
Spectrum Health Continuing Care is West Michigan's largest provider of post-acute services, including rehabilitative, long-term acute, home and residential care. Spectrum Health has an air ambulance helicopter service, called Aeromed, that transports patients between accident scenes as well as between hospitals and the airport. Spectrum Health Visiting Nurses Association provides home care services in the West Michigan area.
Awards and recognition
As a system, Spectrum Health has earned hundreds of awards. Recent awards include:
- Spectrum Health was named one of the nation's 15 Top Health Systems—and in the top five among the largest health systems—by Michigan-based Truven Health Analytics for 2017. This is the sixth time the organization has received this recognition from Truven.
- HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award
- Top 100 Integrated Health Care Networks
- HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence
- HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award
- HealthGrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award
- HealthGrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Awards
- HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award
- Doug DeVos, President of Amway and Richard DeVos' brother
- Timeline of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections
- Dexter Filkins. "Was There a Connection Between a Russian Bank and the Trump Campaign? A team of computer scientists sifted through records of unusual Web traffic in search of answers". NewYorker.com. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
Only one other entity seemed to be reaching out to the Trump Organization’s domain with any frequency: Spectrum Health, of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Spectrum Health is closely linked to the DeVos family; Richard DeVos, Jr., is the chairman of the board, and one of its hospitals is named after his mother. His wife, Betsy DeVos, was appointed Secretary of Education by Donald Trump. Her brother, Erik Prince, is a Trump associate who has attracted the scrutiny of Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Trump’s ties to Russia.
- "Facts & Figures". Spectrum Health System. Retrieved March 20, 2010.
- "Corporate Social Responsibility". Spectrum Health. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
- "Spectrum Health Hospitals". Archived from the original on December 31, 2007. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
- "About Us". Spectrum Health System. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
- "2012 IMS Top 100 IHNs" (PDF). 2012. Retrieved 2014-09-16.
- "Spectrum Health History 1991–2000". Retrieved 2009-10-18.
- "Coordinated, Intensive Medical, Social, and Behavioral Health Services Improve Outcomes and Reduce Utilization for Frequent Emergency Department Users". Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2013-10-17.
- "Spectrum Health Foundation Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals: Stewardship Report FY2016" (PDF). Retrieved 2 May 2017.
- Spectrum Health - Aero Med
- "Grand Rapids Helicopter Crash". Retrieved 2009-01-25.
- "Awards and Accolades". Spectrum Health System. Retrieved March 20, 2010.
- "Report to the Community 2008-2009" (PDF). Spectrum Health System. Retrieved March 20, 2010.