Local health care systems at a tipping point due in part to COVID

FREE Submitted by the Region 6 Healthcare Coalition

The health care systems within Region 6 are at a tipping point — our individual and collective resources are being overwhelmed, and we need our communities’ help to get back on track.

Region 6 includes Clare, Ionia, Isabella, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola and Ottawa  counties.

Montcalm Wind grants to support local hospitals and family safety programs

Montcalm Wind and Apex Clean Energy are pleased to announce five Montcalm County-based organizations as the recipients of the second round of funds from the project’s community grant program. Launched earlier this year, one of the program’s goals is to support residents and organizations working to make a positive difference in their community.

“Montcalm County is fortunate to have strong institutions and community groups that are working together to support their neighbors and strengthen the entire region,” said Albert Jongewaard, senior development manager with Apex. “We are proud to support these grantees and their work on behalf of the entire Montcalm County community.”

Spectrum announces new visitor restrictions

Reduces number of people who can visit in hospitals and outpatient care sites

As a result of significantly increasing numbers of patients admitted with COVID-19 and the increase in community positivity rate, Spectrum Health is revising its visitor policies to reduce the number of people in its Grand Rapids and regional hospitals and outpatient care sites.

United and Kelsey hospitals celebrate Certified Nurses Day

In observance of Certified Nurses Day on March 19, Spectrum Health United and Kelsey Hospital nurses shared the significance of gaining additional knowledge through extra certification.

Over 40 registered nurses at United and Kelsey hospitals have achieved a nursing certification, demonstrating professionalism and excellence.  Certified Nurses Day is March 19, the birthday of nurse credentialing expert and advocate Margarette Madden.