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One goal at a time

Battling advanced cervical cancer, a Canadian Lakes resident focuses on her bucket list—including a 5K walk to support her regional cancer center.

‘I feel like a living miracle’

Robot-assisted surgery helps Deb Borst, 73, return to her active life after a cancer diagnosis.

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‘She made it a lot of fun’

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

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In the balance

Blindsided by a life-threatening diagnosis, a Central Michigan University student beats the odds and lives to receive a heart transplant.

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Big catch, even bigger smiles

A group of children's hospital patients spent the morning charter fishing on Lake Michigan.

‘Giving back to our country’

Spectrum Health employees value their military service.

Five decades of medicine

Approaching retirement, Dr. George Pusczak reflects on a lengthy career.

‘A light at the end of the tunnel’

A COVID-19 vaccine clinic sees a steady stream of Spectrum Health medical team members.

‘It was almost divine timing’

Coles family ‘bonus baby’ brings joy.

Big opportunities for local care

Dr. Thomas Wright “cross-pollinates” the talents at both Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals and helps train the next generation of physician leaders.

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‘I’ve got to keep going’

With a love of hobos and an aversion to technology, Claud Wolff seemed the least likely guy to find solace in the high-tech Spectrum Health app.

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From the flu to 50 days in the ICU

After seven years, lung failure patient asks her doctors, “Am I still the sickest patient you ever had that lived?”