A HealthBeat Special Series

Innovate

Spectrum Health invents health solutions and delivers inspired care.

Patient Story

Just like Wonder Woman

After undergoing da Vinci robotic surgery to remove her lung cancer, Roxanne Nelson is amazed at how quickly she has rebounded.

Patient Story

‘I’m just thankful she’s alive’

Kaitlin Frederick's first baby died. Red flags and skilled intervention saved her second baby's life.

Patient Story

‘In God’s hands’

A deer collided into his motorcycle, throwing Ken Pierce to the pavement and breaking his ribs. An innovative 'rib plating' surgery offered a quicker recovery with less pain.

Patient Story

‘So much better’

ReShape's balloons and one-on-one coaching help a swim instructor enter retirement in great shape.

Patient Story

The little fighter

Ollie Lott beats the odds against a life-threatening condition with help from a surgery performed while he was still in the womb.

Patient Story

Fighting for her life

A delicate procedure provides new hope for a lung cancer patient.

Patient Story

Battle in the body

Josh Parker beat leukemia a decade ago. Every day since, he battles the aftereffects of treatment with strength, faith and determination.

Patient Story

She’s one of a kind

Groundbreaking research unravels a mysterious genetic mutation affecting little Marley Berthoud. And offers hope for her future.

Patient Story

‘This is the good stuff’

Nine-year-old Emma, one of the few girls to have hemophilia, leads an active life with help from regular infusions.

Patient Story

A virtual voyage on a treacherous Sunday

Remote video conferencing lets patients stay home as they connect virtually to doctors for diagnosis.

Patient Story

‘I’m so happy to be here’

When Don Fournier was in danger of bleeding to death after a snowmobile accident, a small, innovative device came to his rescue.

Turning a ‘light bulb’ idea into reality

More than a year of work by hundreds of Spectrum Health staffers results in an improved surgical skull cap.