Author:

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

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.

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.

‘Jumping rope makes exercise fun’

Jump Jam encourages healthy, active lifestyles for area students.

Patient Story

A party full of love

Volunteers throw a special party for kids spending time in the hospital on Valentine’s Day.

Patient Story

A melody for recovery

At age 17, Shawn Wieland suffered a traumatic brain injury in a winter car crash. Twenty years later, he's back to walking and playing guitar.

Patient Story

Incredible superheroes save Santa

Kids roar with excitement as their doctors, nurses and caregivers take to the stage in dance and song.

Eating the colors of the rainbow

Students explore the art of food as medicine.

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.

Patient Story

A concert of hope and healing

The Grand Rapids Symphony and Spectrum Health music therapists perform in a special event for nursing and rehabilitation residents, family and friends.

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