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

Patient Story

Big catch, even bigger smiles

A group of children's hospital patients spent the morning charter fishing on Lake Michigan.

Patient Story

Abracadabra!

The International Brotherhood of Magicians coax smiles during a visit to the children’s hospital.

Patient Story

Light up the night for kids

Help say good night and send best wishes to kiddos at the children's hospital by participating in Project Night Lights.

Jumping and jamming

Kids compete, keeping health top of mind.

Is your child SAD?

Seasonal affective disorder affects people regardless of age. Here's what you need to know.

Patient Story

Doctors dance, dance, dance!

Children's hospital staff put on a spectacular Holly Troll-y Christmas stage performance for kiddos and their families who have dealt with cancer or blood disorders.

Patient Story

‘She was given to us for a reason’

One family shares their journey of getting their daughter back to eating and drinking with help from the Intensive Feeding Program.

8 tips to avoid skin irritations this Halloween

Consider these makeup and mask pointers from a pediatric dermatologist to keep your kids in the clear.

Make it an all-treats, no-tricks Halloween

This season brings excitement and fun, but make sure your little and not-so-little ones stay safe.

Patient Story

Going bald for little Lilly Loding

Four-year-old wears a unicorn horn while shaving her dad's head.

Patient Story

Music therapy lifts kids’ spirits

Young patients get into the rhythm of healing with the help of tambourines, guitars and drums.

Jump Jam raises heart rates and spirits

More than 500 kids jump rope for hours to raise awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyles.

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