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  1. German heart, lung transplant pioneer recruited by Spectrum HealthRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | MLive.com

    "There is a spirit of moving things forward here," said Dr. Martin Strueber, who was named the surgical director of heart and lung transplantation, heart failure surgery and mechanical circulatory support at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids.

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  2. German heart, lung transplant pioneer recruited by Spectrum HealthRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | MLive.com

    Spectrum Health's transplant team has added a new international recruit - a surgeon from Germany who pioneered techniques for minimally invasive transplants and mechanical assist devices for the heart. The appointment of Dr. Martin Strueber, announced Monday, March 30, adds additional expertise to the organ transplant program begun by Spectrum in 2010, said Tina Freese-Decker, president of Spectrum Health Hospital group.

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  3. Driver in serious-injury crash near Allendale blames deer, but police make alcohol arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | MLive.com

    ... ssenger was pinned in the vehicle for 40 minutes. Aaron Hoeve of Zeeland was flown by Aero Med helicopter to Spectrum Health Butterworth hospital in Grand Rapids after being extricated from the vehicle.

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  4. Nurses offered $2K signing bonus to take jobs at Grand Rapids senior facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | MLive.com

    ... the coming years. The number of nurses 55 years or older has jumped to 39 percent from 34 percent in 2012. Spectrum Health System , one of the state's biggest health care employers with about 12,887 RNs in its workforce, typically doesn't offer ...

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  5. Meijer, Amway, Steelcase to work with startups in new Start Garden ventureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | MLive.com

    Social entrepreneur Rick DeVos' newest venture will bring together West Michigan corporate giants - Steelcase, Amway, Meijer, Spectrum Health, Priority Health and Faurecia - with startups to develop new products. Start Garden, his 3-year-old early-stage venture capital fund, is launching the Seamless Coalition and Accelerator to create the next generation of connected devices.

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  6. Young mother blogging breast cancer journeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    ... you are doing. You are such an inspiration," said Meyers. Meyers also said that her doctors and nurses at Spectrum Health have truly become her friends over the past month, and that she couldn't be more thankful for their support. Also, as a ... 1 comment

  7. Police identify man killed in shooting outside Chicken CoopRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | MLive.com

    Terence Hollis, 32, died Sunday morning , March 22, during surgery at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. Police are investigating his death as a homicide.

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  8. Woman's arm pinned under tire after crash until passenger drives car offRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | MLive.com

    ... woman, escaped injury and managed to drive the vehicle off of the driver's arm. The driver was taken to a Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital then transferred to Spectrum's Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, police said. John Agar covers crime for ...

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  9. A mobile interpreting unit at Spectrum Health.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | WOODTV.com

    Hospitals are responding to increasing diversity in the Grand Rapids area by providing interpreters and using technology to make sure all of their patients' needs are met on a daily basis. The Language Services Department at Spectrum Health has been around for 17 years and has a staff of nationally-certified interpreters.

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  10. Police investigate fatal shooting in restaurant parking lotRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | MLive.com

    A 32-year-old Grand Rapids man who said he was shot outside a Southeast Side restaurant overnight has died, police said. Around 2:46 a.m. Sunday, March 22, police were contacted by staff from Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital who said a man had shown up there with gunshot wounds.

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  11. Family sues Spectrum Health for negligence in Forest Hills teen's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | MLive.com

    Family of a Forest Hills teen who died last year after a medical treatment-related accident has filed a malpractice lawsuit against Spectrum Health and a pediatric surgeon. Parents of Quiniece Henry, 13, learned in February 2014 that the Forest Hills seventh-grader had Burkitt lymphoma - a fast-growing, non-Hodgkin cancer - which doctors said was treatable with chemotherapy.

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  12. Horse killed, Amish buggy driver airlifted after crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    ... the buggy and the truck. The driver of the buggy, Andrew Miller, 27, of Montcalm Township, was airlifted to Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, and his horse died from its injuries. Deputies believe that the horse tack may have been incorrectly ...

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  13. Wood TV's Steve Kelso leaves station for new job in Grand RapidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | MLive.com

    ... part of Media General since the merger last year. In May 2008, when an Aero Med helicopter crashed on top of Spectrum Health's Butterworth Hospital downtown, Kelso found himself in front of the camera, reporting on the tragedy. Two years later, ...

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  14. Barbara Ellen GuernseyRead the original story

    Monday Mar 2 | Northern Michigan News

    Barbara Ellen Guernsey, of Lake City, passed away, Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids. She was 81 years old.

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  15. GVSU cross country runners rescued from flooded island along Grand River SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | MLive.com

    Three people trapped beneath a bridge along the Grand River near Linden Drive NW Sunday were Grand Valley State University cross country runners caught in rising waters. One of the three, a 19-year-old male, was taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital for treatment of hypothermia, police say.

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  16. Law enforcement collects unused, unwanted drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 14 | UpNorthLive.com

    ... Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Deputy. Makowski said all the drugs that are collected will be taken to Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids to be safely disposed. If you were unable to drop-off your prescriptions or over-the-counter medications on ...

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  17. Woman airlifted to Grand Rapids after being pulled from mobile home fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | MLive.com

    A woman was airlifted to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital with multiple burns after she was pulled from a burning mobile home Thursday night by another man with her inside, authorities say. Newaygo Fire Chief Jason Wolford said firefighters were called at 11:31 p.m. March 12 to 3377 E. 56th Street, in Brooks Township, for a mobile home fire with two people still inside.

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  18. Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to Asian Pacific American Affairs CommissionRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 11 | State of Michigan

    ... professional experience. I thank them for their willingness to serve," said Snyder. Ayotte has worked with Spectrum Health since 2012, where he is currently serving as an organizational diversity specialist. He previously worked with Fifth Third ...

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  19. West Mich. men receive heart, lungs from same donorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Grand Haven Tribune

    ... time at a Grand Rapids hospital last June. The medical director of the heart and lung transplant program at Spectrum Health said it was the program's first simultaneous friend-transplant that he's aware of. Both men suffered from chronic conditions ...

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  20. Friends Get Organ Transplant from Same DonorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

    They've known each other for more than a decade, but only learned of their mutual organ donor after their families bumped into each other in the waiting room at Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, Michigan, during their transplants. "Fred's heart and my lungs spent 32 years in the same body, powering the person that owned them," said Veldman, 67. "And now, they're on separate missions in separate bodies.

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