Meet Spectrum Health's Clinical Ethicists

  • Ruth Sanborn

    Ruth Sanborn holds a Doctor of Bioethics degree, as well as an MA in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola University Chicago. She also has an MA in Religious Studies from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. Ruth’s philosophy of clinical ethics is rooted in an understanding of the dignity and inherent worth of every human life. Ruth joined Spectrum Health as a Clinical Ethicist in the fall of 2015.

  • Carolyn LeCoque

    Carolyn LeCoque holds a Doctor of Bioethics from Loyola University Chicago, a MS in Bioethics from the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College, a BA in Biology from University of Colorado, Boulder, and a BA in Philosophy from Indiana University, Bloomington. Carolyn is also an ordained interfaith minister and worked a hospice spiritual care counselor for 10 years. Carolyn is passionate about how culture, religion, and life experiences shape values and medical preferences.