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Rick Jensen

Rick Jensen has worked on the PR Team at Spectrum Health for five years. He is responsible for promotion of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and the Continuing Care service lines. Prior to working at Spectrum Health, he was Communications Manager at Davenport University. He also worked for Seyferth PR and Frederik Meijer Gardens in similar PR-related capacities. He is an avid social media addict who enjoys cooking and summers in Michigan with his partner and two cats.

Rick holds a master’s degree in management from Davenport University and a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in Advertising and Public Relations. He is past president for the West Michigan chapter of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and leads PR efforts for Festival of the Arts in downtown Grand Rapids in his spare time. Rick was honored by the Grand Rapids Business Journal in 2016 as a 40 under Forty honoree – a list of up and coming local business professionals under the age of 40 – and was also awarded PR Professional of the Year in 2017 from West Michigan PRSA. A few noteworthy stories he is responsible for have landed in the Today Show Online, Inside Edition, Parent’s Magazine, People Magazine, Detroit Free Press, Michigan Radio, and more.

Rick Jensen

Posts from Rick Jensen

Set social distance boundaries

A psychologist offers tips for how to handle interactions with family members and friends as society reopens during the pandemic.

How to discuss race with your child

Doctors share their suggestions for participating in honest and upfront family conversations during this pivotal moment in history.

Crash course in eating the Mediterranean way

Find out why this diet is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report and a favorite among physicians and dietitians.

Kids suffering from RSV

A children's hospital doctor shares information every parent should keep on their radar about this stubborn virus.

‘You’ve got a friend in me’

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Forky delight the crowd at the 28th annual holiday play.

Patient Story

‘Nothing will stop me’

Little Zinnia DeMaria has defied the odds since Day 1. Now the 7-year-old is in 'turbo mode' after 22 surgeries and months in the hospital.

9 tips to a gluten-free Thanksgiving

There's a whole lot of natural goodness to be had in plant-based whole foods.

Is meatless meat good for you?

The latest food craze looks, tastes and feels like real meat—but at day's end, it's still a processed food.

Think you have the flu? 

There's a time for bed rest and a time to see the doctor. And then there's a time to head to the ER.

7 tips to avoid playground injuries

Keep your kids safe by following these helpful suggestions from an expert and mom who knows.

Debunking men’s myths

If you’re a guy, you probably have some theories about testosterone, erectile dysfunction and the like. Now’s your chance to test them.

Patient Story

A graduation to remember

When a rare condition forced Komonte Hassel to miss his high school graduation, a children's hospital teamed with his school to deliver a personalized ceremony.

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