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Why choose Spectrum Health?

As an integrated health system, we bring together the essential elements of the health care continuum, including a health plan, a medical group and physicians, a hospital group, and continuing care and outpatient services. This collaborative approach results in comprehensive and coordinated care for patients and families. We call this the Spectrum Health Experience. 

Staying with Spectrum Health for all of your health care needs has many advantages: 

  • Consistency in care 
  • Quality health care 
  • Shared medical records 
  • Easy transition to the next stage of care 
  • Efficient communication within the system

Our care and support

Spectrum Health Hospice, based in Grand Rapids, offers a full continuum of care that can be delivered wherever you reside. We approach care as a team and benefit from the resources available through Spectrum Health, one of West Michigan's leading health care providers. 

Our hospice care and support is provided in private homes, long term care facilities, assisted living residences, adult foster care homes and in hospitals. We work diligently with your caregivers to ensure that you receive quality care in the setting you choose. Our on-call services are local with quick response times. 

Spectrum Health Hospice serves people of all faiths and backgrounds within our service area, regardless of their ability to pay. We are available for patients and families 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 

    Our programs and services

    • Volunteer support program
    • Medical directors that visit patients
    • Only hospital-based hospice program

    What makes Spectrum Health different?

    Spectrum Health Hospice is the only hospital-based hospice program in the West Michigan area. Our program benefits from the resources available through Spectrum Health, a leading health care provider in West Michigan. Our hospice care can be provided in any setting. We care for patients in private homes, assisted living centers, long-term care facilities, hospitals and other locations. We work together with patients and families to provide care in the place they call home. We also do everything we can to eliminate the need for a transfer to another location unless it is the patient's choice. 

    Spectrum Health Hospice is available for patients and families 24 hours a day, year-round. Our on-call system is locally based and we respond quickly to ensure that the needs of our patients and families are met in a timely manner. We are a nonprofit organization that serves people of all faiths and backgrounds within our service area and will care for patients and families, regardless of their ability to pay.

    Albertine describes her experience while being cared for by Spectrum Health Hospice and Palliative Care, part of Spectrum Health Continuing Care.

    Our team approach

    We approach care as a team and are proud of our experienced clinicians and extensive volunteer program. We also provide helpful services such as massage, art expression, and music therapy.

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    Hospice Medical Doctors

    Experienced hospice medical directors consult with your physician and make home visits to ensure your comfort and quality of life meet your expectations.

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    Registered Nurse

    Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses regularly assist with symptom management and pain relief.

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    Medical Social Workers

    Medical social workers offer emotional support and assist with financial and legal counseling, and other resources.


    Chaplains provide personalized compassionate spiritual support.


    Volunteers offer an array of support including companionship, bedside music, massage and practical assistance.

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