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

Reuniting patients past and present

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

Patient Story

Heart patient delivers on promise

Gino shares the secret sauce of life and recovery after open heart surgery.

Waist training a waste of time

A new fad of using corsets to cinch the waistline is catching headlines, but doctors say it's dangerous and superficial.

Do you GU? If you’re a runner, maybe you should

A sports gel with the consistency of frosting has become the go-to supplement for marathon runners, athletes and weekend warriors.

Patient Story

Whitecaps wow kids

'This is the most fun he’s had all week," one mom says about the baseball players' visit with her son at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

Patient Story

Baby goes home from the NICU

After 52 days at the hospital, baby Stefan is strapped into his car seat and driven home for the first time.

Jennifer Lopez asks people to support miracles

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign to bring awareness to why children’s hospitals need donations.

Paying it forward

Allison Wilbur gives up birthday gifts to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

Parents and social media: To share or not to share?

As a parent, it’s important to know how far is too far when it comes to crossing the boundaries between public and private life.

Powdered alcohol spikes concerns

An industry worries that youth will abuse what's being called the "Kool-Aid of teen binge drinking."

Preventive surgeries and the “Jolie Effect”

Our experts share their take on preventive surgeries like those celebrity Angelina Jolie recently underwent.

Patient Story

Pediatric cancer trial goes international

Spectrum Health engages in personalized pediatric cancer treatment research.