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Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 11 hospitals including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 173 ambulatory and service sites; 960 advanced practice providers and employed physicians including members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group and West Michigan Heart physician groups; and Priority Health, a health plan. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer with 20,800 employees. The organization provided $250 million in community benefit during its 2013 fiscal year.

As a leading health system, Spectrum Health is aware of the connection between the environment and human health. Our mission to improve the health of the communities we serve includes a commitment to sustainability efforts. Sustainability refers to meeting present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

The focus of our sustainability commitment is to improve human health, protect the natural environment and practice fiscal responsibility.

We are committed to being a responsible steward of resources in terms of waste management and recycling, energy use, water recovery and healthy food initiatives.

Spectrum Health’s goal is to create a nationally recognized sustainability model for regional health care by 2014. Green teams at each Spectrum Health location are seeking new ways to:

  • Increase energy efficiency
  • Use water responsibly
  • Reprocess, recycle and properly dispose of hazardous and pharmaceutical waste
  • Green the operating room through reprocessing, recycling and the use of recyclable devices
  • Eliminate food waste

View Spectrum Health’s latest CSR report here.

Spectrum Healthspectrum hospital
100 Michigan Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
www.spectrumhealth.org

Forum Representative:
Sarah Chartier
Sustainability Coordinator
616.486.2436
sarah.chartier@spectrumhealth.org