Author:

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.

Posts from John Norton

Patient Story

‘Thank you for taking incredible care of me’

Cora Healy, 1, fights through RSV like a superhero.

Patient Story

‘We’re the colonoscopy couple’

Zeeland husband and wife double down on cancer prevention.

Patient Story

‘There’s nothing I can’t do’

Shoulder surgery helps an active retiree get back to the life he loves.

‘Into the wild blue yonder’

Aero Med team members draw on their military experience to offer safe and speedy lifesaving care.

Patient Story

The art of mechanical medicine

Robot-assisted surgery helps a Newaygo, Michigan, man get back on the move.

Patient Story

‘It changes your relationship with food’

After suffering a severe leg injury, a Michigan man turns to a culinary medicine cooking class to focus on his health.

Patient Story

‘I’m going to get better’

Bariatric and back surgery helped a Muskegon man lose weight—and gain a new life.

Patient Story

‘A night-and-day difference’

A total knee replacement surgery has kept this avid Michigan hunter on the move.

Patient Story

‘I love you to pieces’

Life-like companion pets bring joy to nursing home residents.

Patient Story

Back in the game

After suffering severe knee injuries, a mom and her son become rehab buddies.

Patient Story

‘She made it a lot of fun’

Big Rapids nurse entertains people after they get their COVID-19 vaccines.

Patient Story

‘I’m not going to die today’

A rapid response from multiple health teams helped a Michigan bow hunter survive a heart attack.