Spectrum Health Innovations facilitated a workshop focusing on innovation in health care for a Rockford High School business management class. While enjoying a couple rounds of the Operation game, the students experienced some real life, hands-on innovating in the health care field. The workshop illustrates how problem solving in the moment often leads to innovative solutions.Continue Reading
Grand Valley Graduate School recognized 56 graduate students with Dean’s Citation Awards and one of those 56 was Spectrum Health Innovations intern, Alissa Smith. Alissa was given the Excellence in Service to the Community or Profession award and a graduate honors cord for her outstanding academic performance. Alissa received this award for all the hard work she has done at Innovations over the past year.Continue Reading
Every 11 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury.
Laura Macclam, BSN, RN, EMTP, injury prevention coordinator, Spectrum Health Butterworth Trauma Service is excited to spread the word about how to prevent falls.
On July 25, several representatives from area companies attended a MiDevice meeting at Spectrum Health Innovations (SHI).
MiDevice is a consortium run by The Right Place to give medical device companies the opportunity to collaborate, cooperate and promote their expertise in the industry – from concept design through manufacturing and distribution.
Spectrum Health Innovations (SHI) believes that collaboration in innovation is key to success. Engaging partners within Spectrum Health and externally accelerates the transformation of ideas. Through collaborative initiatives and making the right connections, several employee ideas have been able to advance.
Spectrum Health Innovations (SHI) was able to participate in the Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Academy (TESA) this year. “We participate in several community events and activities each year. This one is one of my favorites and I look forward to it every year. What the students come up with in one week is truly amazing.” Says Lori Henry.
Everyday nurses use a variety of software and medical devices. Often out of frustration with existing technologies and products not meeting all of their needs, they are forced to improvise or identify work around plans. One might say they are natural innovators. These work-arounds are innovations and often go unrecognized due to lack of time and resources.
Spectrum Health Innovations (SHI) and Central Michigan University (CMU) students have teamed up to design a bra that will keep breast cancer survivors warm.
A cold chest is a common side effect for women who’ve under gone a mastectomy and received breast implants or reconstruction as a result of the procedure.
Do you think like an entrepreneur, hope to own your business one day, or maybe you are curious what that journey looks like?
If so, the MWest Showcase event is a must attend for you! As part of this year’s MWest Business Plan competition, Spectrum Health Innovations (SHI) is sponsoring the MWest Showcase event the evening before with keynote speaker Craig Dubitsky.
Mark your calendars, and RSVP today!
What do you think about when you hear Groundhog Day? It’s probably the furry weather expert Punxsutawney Phil.
For Kent Intermediate School District, it’s the opportunity for high school students to job shadow with companies all over Kent County.
With over 700 job shadows, the possibilities were endless for students and Spectrum Health Innovations (SHI) was delighted to participate!
Spectrum Health Innovations partners with Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State UniversityOctober 24th, 2016 by Lori Henry
Spectrum Health Innovations (SHI) and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD FSU) continue to explore the redesign of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit room project this fall.Continue Reading
Over the past month, the Spectrum Health neurology team traveled to Pittsburg for the American Society of Electroencephalographic Technicians 2016 Annual Conference. ASET is a premier exposition and education opportunity for neurodiagnostic technologists all over the country. Nearly 600 people including management, students, and educators took part in the three day conference. It is a must attend event for all professionals in the field. The conference provides an environment for exploring the latest trends, hands-on workshops, lectures, and the opportunity to further your professional growth. It also provided attendees the chance to connect with peers and leading experts in the industry.
When young students come from a life of relative privilege, their task is to learn empathy and understanding of the challenges of living in poverty. At Spectrum Health Innovations (SHI), we pride ourselves on our work with the bright young minds of area students. While much of our collaboration is with local college and university students, at the GVSU Teen Entrepreneur Summer Academy (TESA), we work with high school students who range in age from 13 to 18.
TESA is a five-day academy that brings together students from across Michigan. Student teams develop business ideas into finished concepts that, on the final day of the academy, are presented to a panel of local business professionals, competing for monetary prizes. The 2016 TESA student teams addressed the lack of access to health care and how it impacts the health and wellness of low-income families and individuals who live in poverty. Thirty-six students participated from 23 West Michigan high schools.