A HealthBeat Special Series

Humans of Spectrum Health

Who are the people behind the lab coats, scrubs and name badges? This series shows the human side of the caregivers who are proud to call Spectrum Health their work home.

Health Beat Special Series

‘It has been everything for me’

Internship program continues to help Michigan veterans move from military roles to the civilian workforce.

Patient Story

‘We were lucky’

How a medical resident with a knack for forming relationships helped a "tough guy" welder battle pulmonary embolism.

Patient Story

Forging a new path

Shonta Frody's storied road led her to an adoptive family, a battle with leukemia, the development of a clothing line—and a true friendship with a resident doctor.

The search for a specialist

A special job placement program helps a 20-year-old find an exciting new place in pediatric patient care.

Patient Story

Saved by his stem cells

At age 17, Joshua Do had never heard of Ewing sarcoma—or the promising treatment known as autologous stem cell transplant.

Patient Story

A reservoir of healing

With the gentle touch of an artist, RaNae Couture helps patients harness the power of creativity on the path to recovery.

A lifetime of change

A nursing technician looks back at the innumerable changes in health care after half a century of service.

Patient Story

Independence days

Project SEARCH teaches young adults like Jaime Blomeling about independence. "I could work here the rest of my life," Blomeling says.

Patient Story

On the ninth floor

Thomas Sikkema, who went from outfield to in-patient, is using his gift of compassion to help others find their way.

Patient Story

In the club

A special team at a children's hospital harnesses joy and creativity to keep young patients on track with school work.

‘It’s God’s gift’

Mary Lou, Sue and Christina celebrate three generations of caring for mothers and babies.