The Rapidian

Spectrum Health

How local agencies gave woman confidence to achieve her goals

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 01-16-2019 under NONPROFITS

Today, Anna Cater is a hospital billing professional at Spectrum Health. Getting there required her to overcome linguistic and cultural barriers – and, even more importantly, to develop confidence in herself. Cater grew up in the Philippines....

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Grand Rapids Symphony violinist honored with national award for Music for Health initiative

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 06-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Hospitals are places were most people would rather not be. More than 10 years ago, Grand Rapids Symphony’s Diane McElfish Helle found herself visiting her father in a neuro-intensive care unit in Pittsburgh. “In an ICU, anxiety, fear and...

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Exercise plays an important role in chronic disease prevention

by (GRTV)

Submitted 03-23-2016 under NONPROFITS

With fitness trends like CrossFit and wearable technology like the Fitbit, it’s easier than ever for people to get on (and stay on!) the exercise train. Even so, our dedication to exercise is often tied to losing weight, or getting our "...

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4th annual Women and Environment Symposium explores environmental justice issues, solutions

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 03-23-2015 under NEWS

The Women and Environment Symposium hosted by  the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) and Grand Valley State University aspires to educate, to inspire and to motivate participants to act. This year’s theme centered...

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Food Bank client conquers chronic illness with nutrition

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

Streams of Hope, a partner agency of Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank, is helping clients manage chronic illnesses through exercise, nutrition, and encouragement. Learn more about the Nutritional Options for Wellness program at...

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Spectrum Health hosts Candid Conversations with Amy Robach, Susan Ford Bales

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 10-09-2014 under NEWS

Women in the U.S. have a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer during their lifetime, and yet Karen Brink, a 27-year breast cancer survivor, remembers a time when breast cancer wasn’t openly discussed. “Nobody talked about it...

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Meet civic investor Eric Bouwens: Investing in the city's health

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-19-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Surrounded by 12 comfortable exam rooms, a procedure room for minor surgeries and a team of financial assistants to help patients navigate health funding and an on-site social worker, Dr. Eric Bouwens finds himself starting off Spectrum Health's...

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Dr. Carl Hart to speak on science of addiction Tuesday at Wealthy Theatre

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 03-28-2014 under NONPROFITS

"One of Wealthy Theatre's most critical roles in this community is to advance dialog," says Wealthy Theatre director Erin Wilson, "and thanks to an almost unbelievable collaboration of partners, that's what we're doing on...

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Spectrum Health to open Community Medicine Clinic for uninsured, underinsured

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 08-02-2013 under NEWS

Spectrum Health Medical Group held an open house Friday morning for its new Community Medicine Clinic (CMC) opening Monday, August 5. The clinic, located at 75 Sheldon Boulevard SE, will offer primary care to uninsured or underinsured Grand Rapids...

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Open houses In Heritage Hills draws crowd

by (magical)

Submitted 05-29-2013 under NEWS

The 42nd annual Heritage Hill Tour of Homes in Grand Rapids took place on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19. "We have this open-house tour for people to visit our homes in Heritage Hills because we want to give back to the community a part...

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