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

A Christmas wish comes true

While many patients prepare to celebrate the holidays in the hospital, one little boy heads home to listen for Santa from the warmth of his bed.

Patient Story

A very Jedi Christmas

'Events like this really give us something fun to look forward to in the midst of a struggle.'

Patient Story

Fairy Godmother and entourage treat kids

'Just seeing the reaction on the kids’ faces makes it all worthwhile.'

Caped crusaders captivate kids

Superheroes rappel off the side of Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, coaxing smiles and cheer from the patients within.

Patient Story

‘It was not a choice’

Adopting children with a rare blood disorder brings two families together with a noble purpose.

Patient Story

Hospital gets a hug

Hundreds gather to share their appreciation and join in the fight against childhood cancer.

Patient Story

Organ donation inspires ArtPrize entry

A kidney donation at age 2 saves artist's life, encourages him to spread the word.

Patient Story

Red Wings players ‘make all the difference in the world’

Hockey stars Justin Abdelkader, Jakub Kindl, Petr Mrazek and Tomas Tatar score smiles from sick kiddos.

Donors eye new world record: Longest line of backpacks

Spectrum Health and Priority Health partner with the United Way to gather thousands of backpacks for children in need—and they've set an apparent new world record in the process.

Patient Story

Bingo brightens spirits

Being hospitalized doesn't stop these kiddos from joining in on the excitement. 'This is a lot of fun,' one boy says after he wins twice in a row.

Reuniting patients past and present

A mix of laughter, joy and pain runs deep with more than 500 in attendance.

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