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.

Posts from Beth Loechler Cranson

‘We are back’

Amway River Bank Run takes to the streets again.

10 summer activities ranked by riskiness

Here's what infectious disease doctors want you to know about having fun and staying healthy during the continued pandemic.

Hammock safety 101

An injury prevention nurse shares her top tips for making sure your relaxation time is safe.

Patient Story

‘My December miracle’

A 21-year-old college student battles back from a stroke and returns to the hospital a year later to thank the team who saved her life.

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.