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.

Posts from Rick Jensen

Health care heroes need smiles, too

Children's hospital team members take to the sidewalk with chalk to add joy and sunshine to the Medical Mile.

Patient Story

‘Restored hope’

Grace deBest, 16, celebrates the completion of a two-year battle with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Kids put a lid on it

Local program fits bike helmets for kiddos to promote safe fun.

Patient Story

‘This is really amazing’

The community came together to help Tommy’s Boats deliver a boatload of toys to kiddos at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

Patient Story

‘Pure joy and celebration’

Eight-month-old Axle enjoys a special luau in the NICU prior to going home after a lengthy hospital stay.

Patient Story

Every step of the way

Susan’s husband, Ron, visited her through the window at the nursing center every day for a year until they finally reunited.

‘A little bit of hope and support’

Frontline health care heroes get a boost from their colleagues as COVID-19 surges.

The ‘Golden Girl of nursing’

Lana Lucas, 78, is on the front lines, working 13-hour shifts administering COVID-19 vaccines.

‘Love thy neighbor’

Religious leaders join forces to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations within their communities.

Patient Story

‘Doggy, doggy, doggy! Here, doggy!’

K-9 officers brighten the day of a girl as she received treatment for cancer at the children's hospital.

Patient Story

‘The best day ever!’

Cookie decorating kits bring joy to kiddos spending Valentine's week in the hospital.

Patient Story

‘Best gift ever’

Santa visits the tiniest patients at the children's hospital to spread holiday cheer.