Beth Loechler Cranson

After spending more than two decades as a newspaper reporter, editorial writer and columnist, Beth Loechler Cranson entered the world of public and media relations in 2009. She is driven by a desire to tell compelling stories, whether she is writing them herself or helping media outlets secure information and interviews. Beth, who lives in Grand Rapids with her husband and two children, embraces all four seasons Michigan has to offer. She’s a downhill skier who also enjoys mountain and road biking.

Beth Loechler Cranson

Posts from Beth Loechler Cranson

Patient Story

‘A pacemaker for the brain’

Deep brain stimulation eases symptoms for a man battling Parkinson's disease.

Finish line moments

Raised arms and smiles mix with a little pain as River Bank Run participants reach their finish line.

Running on empty?

Whole foods can fix that.

Nothing’s going to hold her back

Leaders look beyond hospitals and doctors’ offices to improve the health of the community. And it starts with helping people succeed.

Patient Story

‘It pays to be patient’

Elusive at first, signs of a successful bone marrow transplant emerge at last.

Patient Story

‘How do you thank someone you have never met?’

Bone marrow transplant brings tears of joy.

No ordinary grocery store

Food Club restores dignity for those who are food insecure.

Patient Story

‘I’ve been waiting for a long time’

Lilly gives thanks for a bone marrow donor as she prepares to receive the gift of life.

Patient Story

Lilly’s rebellion

Ten-year-old girl aims to conquer aplastic anemia with a life-changing bone marrow transplant.

‘Agradable y conveniente’

Spectrum Health hace equipo con Meijer para abrir la primera farmacia localizada en uno de sus hospitales.

‘Nice and convenient’

Spectrum Health teams up with Meijer to open hospital-based pharmacy.

Americans consuming fewer calories

Report finds we've definitely scaled back on those sugary soft drinks, but we could still use more fruits and vegetables.

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