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Spectrum health’s Irish Jig 5K Race in March

Hey runners, it's running season. Well, pretty soon, anyway, and you  can get the season off to a fast start by participating in Spectrum Health’s annual Irish Jig 5K on Saturday, March 19. Now in its 33rd year, the Irish Jig, held in East Grand Rapids, has grown to become one of Michigan’s premier 5K races.

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Spectrum Health Announces top Baby Names of 2015

There are some newcomers to Spectrum Health's top ten baby names for both girls and boys this year. Elizabeth, Evelyn and Natalie enter the top ten for girls. Levi, Grayson and Owen enter the top ten for boys.

See the full top ten lists from Spectrum Health.

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Michigan Organization Using Resourceful Approach to Attract Top Talent

Are you looking for a job? Possibly looking to up "upgrade" from your current job? Or, perhaps, you're an employer looking to fill jobs with some top talent? This new Job Fair may be your answer.

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Spectrum Health Breaks Ground to Expand Rehab and Nursing Center

Health care in Grand Rapids, and West Michigan just keeps getting better.

Spectrum Health is holding a ceremonial groundbreaking event today, Tuesday, June 23, at 10 a.m. at its Rehab and Nursing Center at 4118 Kalamazoo Avenue in Grand Rapids. The facility, which was originally built in 1964, is being expanded and renovated to better serve patients.

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Spectrum Health Releases List Of Top Baby Names For 2014

What were the most popular baby names in West Michigan in 2014? Well, according to the birth records at Spectrum Health, Olivia and Noah were the most popular for boys and girls respectively.

This year, there are several newcomers to the girl’s list, including Avery, Ella and Nora. Some new boy names also took over the list in 2014 – William, Caleb, Carter, Henry, Benjamin and Jackson were all added this year.

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Spectrum Health Imaging Wins Dunkin’ Donuts From 100.5 The River

Congratulations to Spectrum Health Imaging!

They received a delivery of Dunkin' Donuts this morning from 100.5 The River!

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Grand Rapids Named Top 10 City for Affordable Health Care

Here is more good news for us in the greater Grand Rapids area.

Grand Rapids has been named a Top 10 City for Affordable Health Care, 2014 by Livability.

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Spectrum Health Opens New Maternity Entrance

 

Have you had a baby at Spectrum Health in the past or visited someone who has?

Big changes have come to Spectrum's maternity area. The rooms are bigger and the entrance is in a different place. 

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The Flu is Here and Grand Rapids Hospitals are Responding

Grand Rapids hospitals are working to meet the challenge of caring for our community during this highly active flu season. One of the most important tools in fighting the transmission of flu is limiting exposure.

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Spectrum Health’s Top Boys Names Of 2012 – Which Is Your Favorite? [Poll]

Last week, Spectrum Health revealed the top boys names of 2012.

Liam was the top name for boys at Spectrum Health in 2012.  It was the first time Liam cracked the top ten.  Liam ranked 19th in 2011.

43 boys were named Liam in 2012, earning Liam the top ranking.

View the complete top ten and tell us your favorite from 2012.

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Spectrum Health’s Top Girls Names Of 2012 – Which Is Your Favorite? [Poll]

Last week, Spectrum Health revealed the top girls names of 2012.

Emma continues is reign of popularity.  It was the top choice this year.  It was also the most popular in 2009 and 2010.

View the complete top twelve and tell us your favorite from 2012.

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Homemade Pipe Bomb Explodes

I don't know if you have followed this story from Tuesday or not, but a young Grand Haven boy was seriously injured by a bomb, a "homemade" pipe bomb.  Huh?  Yes, a pipe bomb that he had made.

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