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Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital

Patient Story

‘I’m so grateful’

It felt like the flu, but turned into something much more serious. A new mother gets fast care—for her and for her baby.

From tent to table

Explore 3 tips for healthy camp food from a dietitian who knows.

Patient Story

‘You always think it won’t be you’

A man’s lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is 1:833. Meet the one.

Fearless prospectors

Ten teens headed into the California wilderness to find courage in the face of hemophilia. A Michigan nurse with the same disorder helped show them the way.

Patient Story

Double the love

Best friends have babies the same morning in the same hospital.

Patient Story

Sister survivors

Siblings Gloria Kragt and Judith Woodwyk battled breast cancer together. And won.

A lifetime of change

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

Patient Story

‘Our hearts and hands are truly full’

After years of dealing with infertility, Amanda and Tim Van Horssen welcome their third set of twins.

Making friends with fruits and veggies

A strawberry and piece of string cheese become (an edible) mouse in a fun, hands-on nutrition class for preschoolers.

A long and storied road

At age 26, love and hope helped carry Ayde Kuyers on the 2,200-mile journey from Mexico City to Michigan.

Patient Story

‘Life is so uncertain. And it’s so valuable’

Donald Vandenberg, 89, reflects on love, loss and a daily lunch in a hospital cafeteria.

Legacy of a leader

'We understood patient-centered care before it became fashionable. To have been a small part of this effort is very rewarding.'

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