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John Norton

John Norton spent more than 30 years in the newspaper business, starting as a cub reporter for the Greenville Daily News and he recently retired from the industry as publisher of the Pioneer Group in Big Rapids. Now beginning an encore career as a communications specialist for Spectrum Health, he enjoys golfing, fishing, auction sales and spending time chasing his two young grandsons.

John Norton

Posts from John Norton

‘I just fell in love with it’

Ludington nurses reflect on providing decades of compassionate care.

‘It’s not fear mongering, it’s the truth.’

Navy reservist recounts his six-week medical support deployment in New York City during the toughest fight of his nursing career.

Patient Story

‘The place I needed to be’

When cancer claimed her husband, Courtney Appel found solace in becoming a patient advocate.

Patient Story

‘Live with a positive mindset’

Though they live under the shadow of Huntington's disease, the Shurlow family runs toward a hopeful future.

‘We are honored and inspired’

Communities light up the night and warm hearts of health care workers.

‘We’re going to be OK’

Nurses give and receive support in providing frontline care while sharing messages of hope and gratitude.

‘A big step in our continued fight’

Spectrum Health gets additional COVID-19 testing capability so its labs can provide real-time results.

Patient Story

‘I had tears in my eyes’

A knee injury on his daughter’s wedding day couldn’t stop Gary Bustance from walking her down the aisle.

Patient Story

‘It’s a total God thing’

A Greenville youth takes an unexpected Type 1 diabetes diagnosis in stride.

‘This is my favorite day of the year’

Mike Dekker delivers holiday cheer on Christmas Eve at Spectrum Health United Hospital.

‘Giving back to our country’

Spectrum Health employees value their military service.

Planes, training and bicycles

Two Aero Med teams come together to Build-A-Bike for area children.

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