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Spectrum Health Named Top 15 Health System in the U.S.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Spectrum Health was named one of the nation's 15 Top Health Systems® by Truven Health Analytics. The study is part of Truven’s 100 Top Hospitals® program and selects the 15 best health systems in the nation based on key performance measures in quality, safety and patient satisfaction.
Dostal earns top hospital executive credential
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Drew H. Dostal, RN, BSN, MBA, FACHE, vice president of operations at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the premier credential for hospital executives.

Volunteers: invaluable assistance
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Many organizations rely on volunteers and their service is recognized this week (April 6-12) during National Volunteer Week.  Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital is one area organization with a particularly active volunteer group. The hospital’s137 volunteers work in virtually every department, staff the gift shop, and hold fundraisers throughout the year to finance enhancements they donate to the hospital. They contributed more than 19,000 volunteer hours in fiscal year 2013.
Larr Promoted To Director of Surgical Services
Friday, February 14, 2014

Kelly Larr, RN, BSN, has been promoted to director of surgical services at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  She was previously clinical coordinator for the department.  Larr succeeds Drew Dostal, recently named VP of operations at the hospital.

Spectrum Health Medical Group Welcomes Ludington Practice
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Northwest Personal Healthcare has joined Spectrum Health Medical Group, providing patients with expanded access to some of West Michigan’s most experienced and skilled medical specialists.

The practice is located next to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Board-certified physicians Mary O’Callaghan, DO, FACOI, Timothy O’Callaghan, DO and Amanda Overmyer, MD provide internal medicine and family medicine to patients in Ludington and surrounding communities.

Wellness Presentation Focuses on Mental Health
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital is hosting a free seminar on the importance of mental health as part of a person’s overall wellness. The seminar is part of the hospital’s Win with Wellness program.

Josh Snyder, LPC, of West Michigan Community Mental Health will be the keynote speaker during the wellness seminar, being held Thursday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the Ludington High School cafeteria. Snyder will give a presentation on ways to foster good mental health, signs and symptoms of mental health problems, and how to seek help.
Free Health Screenings Being Offered in March
Monday, February 10, 2014
The Win with Wellness program, offered through Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, is offering free health screenings in Mason, Oceana and Lake Counties.

Hospital staff will conduct the screenings to measure the key health indicators that are closely tied to chronic disease such as body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar.

Hospital Resumes Air Ambulance Service
Monday, January 20, 2014
The new helicopter landing site at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital opened Wednesday, January 22. The dedication featured a presentation of a $50,000 check by hospital volunteers.

The donation represents the first payment on a $125,000 pledge the volunteers made to the hospital’s “Building Exceptional Health Care” expansion project. $100,000 of the pledge finances the helicopter landing facility, with the remaining $25,000 dedicated to the family consult room in the new emergency department.

Ludington's New Year Baby 2014
Monday, January 06, 2014

Willow River Song Robbins came into the world Saturday morning, January 4, as the first baby born this year at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.

Willow and her parents, Ariel and Roscoe Robbins, live in Hart. Baby Willow weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz. and was 20 inches long when born at 7:03 a.m.

Doctors Donate to COVE
Monday, December 30, 2013

Each  holiday season, the physicians of Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital make a pooled donation to support worthy local causes. For Christmas 2013, the doctors chose COVE (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters). The group received $9,500 from the medical staff.

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