Patient Story

‘We are supposed to grow old together’

With great determination—and with the gift of new lungs—John McKay begins a new life with his wife and family.

Patient Story

Need a flu shot? Curbside is the way to go

Drive-up vaccinations are now available at more than 40 Spectrum Health locations across West Michigan.

Patient Story

Cross-train for joint health

Patty Hager's road to fitness hit a speed bump when she twisted her knee. With surgery in the rearview, she's on the mend—and wiser for it.

5 tips for attaining optimal health

Eat ‘mindfully’ and connect with your inner self in a meaningful way.

Patient Story

‘The experience of a lifetime’

Bariatric surgery helped Maria Palomares tackle longstanding weight problems—but she found real change comes from within.

When your heart’s on fire

Is it just heartburn? Or something more serious? The answers to 5 simple questions can help you tell.

Time to wrangle your worries?

When reality paints a grim picture, try these 5 psych tricks to re-color your canvas.

Patient Story

‘Do not ignore the warnings’

Migrant farmworker Quirino Mejia has spent much of his summer in the hospital for COVID-19 treatment. He shares a cautionary message.

A port in the storm

Folks around you getting amped up? A few helpful tactics might ease those tense exchanges. 

Special Series

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Life for Lilly

The special package, flown in express from Europe, is a ‘bag of life’ for Lilly who’s undergoing a bone marrow transplant thanks to a stranger’s heartfelt donation. In this special Health Beat series, Lilly takes us through her journey as a way of promoting the gift of life.

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Humans of Spectrum Health

Who are the people behind the lab coats, scrubs and name badges? What experiences have made them who they are today? This series shows the human side of the caregivers who are proud to call Spectrum Health their work home.

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Smile, baby!

A pediatric plastic surgeon pioneers a technique to repair cleft palates that leads to better speech and jaw development for children.

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