‘His true legacy’

As Dr. Bob Connors steps down as president of Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, he looks back on a career dedicated to caring for children—as a pediatric surgeon, an administrator and a tireless advocate.

Patient Story

A merry little holiday party

Kids take a break from hospital rooms and medical appointments to play, meet Santa and choose gifts.

Study links bullying, mental health

Kids who endure bullying are more likely to suffer mental health problems—and they may in turn become more likely to bully.

Patient Story

‘A better version of himself’

For a preschooler with autism, play-based speech therapy challenges him to use language in a natural context.

Patient Story

‘This will be life-changing for her’

Susan prayed every night for two years someone would come to her orphanage in Myanmar and offer the surgery she needed to speak clearly.

A cure for kitty—and caretaker?

A new vaccine for cats could one day help humans who suffer from feline allergies.

Patient Story

‘Nothing will stop me’

Little Zinnia DeMaria has defied the odds since Day 1. Now the 7-year-old is in 'turbo mode' after 22 surgeries and months in the hospital.

6 stocking stuffers to get you moving

Keep active and have fun this winter with gifts that give back.

Sweet tooth? It grows from the get-go

Babies and toddlers are exposed to a glut of added sugars in yogurt, snacks, bakery sweets, fruit drinks and candy.

Patient Story

‘He can do the impossible’

Henry Brown is defying the odds and working to beat a rare cancer with the help of his sidekick Jack-Jack and a whole team that loves him.

Patient Story

‘I would not put limits on him’

There are many things medical experts thought Everett Oostveen would never do. This spunky 3-year-old is defying all odds.

Patient Story

‘An amazing, strong kid’

Jaelyn, a 4-year-old with spina bifida and limb differences, proves she’s a warrior—just like her military dad.

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