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Message from the President

Family

More Than Thankful
By: Loren B. Hamel, MD - President, Spectrum Health Lakeland
Nov 20, 2018

I hope you have relationships and other things in your life that make you thankful.

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What Matters Most
By: Loren Hamel, MD - President, Spectrum Health Lakeland
Nov 05, 2018

In health care, it’s easy to get distracted: rising costs, lagging reimbursement, dozens and dozens of publicly reported measures, staffing shortages...

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Spectrum Health Lakeland
By: Loren Hamel, MD - President & CEO, Spectrum Health Lakeland
Oct 01, 2018

It’s official. You may have already seen the banners and Tina Freese Decker’s welcome video.

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Recalibration
By: Loren B. Hamel, MD - President & CEO, Lakeland Health
Aug 22, 2018

Last year at this time we were having a great year financially and were looking forward to sharing that with you in the form of pay adjustments and bonuses.

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Inspired and Energized
By: Loren Hamel, MD - President & CEO, Lakeland Health
Aug 03, 2018

I usually share Message from the President with you in writing, but I’d like to do something a little different today.

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Signing

A New Path
By: Loren Hamel, MD - President & CEO, Lakeland Health
Jul 11, 2018

You may have heard the news by now. The Lakeland Health and Spectrum Health Boards of Directors have both approved a path to integration.

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Pavilion crane construction

Christmas in June?
By: Loren Hamel, MD - President & CEO, Lakeland Health
Jun 22, 2018

Well, not quite. But, looking out my window, I do see a Douglas fir sitting atop a steel beam on our Pavilion project.

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For the Rest of Her Life
By: Loren Hamel, MD - President & CEO, Lakeland Health
Jun 01, 2018

What creates a lifelong memory?

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The Extra Mile
By: Loren Hamel, MD - President & CEO, Lakeland Health
May 14, 2018

As her tears flowed, so did her story. They were seated together on a bench near the gift shop at Lakeland Medical Center.

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Three Secrets to Success
By: Loren Hamel, MD - President & CEO, Lakeland Health
May 07, 2018

Listen in as Loren B. Hamel, MD, President & CEO, welcomes team members at the New Team Member Orientation and shares three secrets to success.

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Faith and Forgiveness
By: Loren Hamel, MD -- President & CEO, Lakeland Health
Mar 26, 2018

As a home health aide for Lakeland Homecare, her job takes her into the homes of many of our friends and neighbors who are sick and need help.

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Tough Love
By: Loren Hamel, MD - President & CEO, Lakeland Health
Feb 28, 2018

“You saved my life!” It’s something that most physicians hear, on occasion, from their patients.

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grandma and baby

Life and Death
By: Loren Hamel, MD - President & CEO, Lakeland Health
Feb 06, 2018

It’s what we do every day. We care for our friends and neighbors from cradle to grave.

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Way to Go
By: Loren Hamel, MD - President & CEO, Lakeland Health
Jan 26, 2018

It’s always good to get a new point of view. It helps ensure that we don’t let our own bias get in the way of understanding existing reality and of identifying opportunity.

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Happy New Year!
By: Loren Hamel, MD - President & CEO, Lakeland Health
Jan 09, 2018

It’s a greeting that has been shared many times in the last week or two.

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Blessed to Give
By: Loren Hamel, MD -- President & CEO, Lakeland Health
Dec 20, 2017

It’s been said that it’s more blessed to give than to receive.

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baby feet and mother

Love Those Genes
By: Loren Hamel, MD - President & CEO, Lakeland Health
Dec 06, 2017

Six pounds three ounces. My wife Ann and I sat staring into her beautiful face, hoping to make eye contact.

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Perfect Smile
By: Loren Hamel, MD -- President & CEO, Lakeland Health
Nov 13, 2017

I met Melissa for the first time in the community room at Lakeland Hospital, Niles.

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Calendar

It’s over. It begins.
By: Loren Hamel, MD - President & CEO, Lakeland Health
Oct 11, 2017

Another fiscal year has come to a close.

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Heart and stethoscope

A Loving Team
By: Loren Hamel, MD - President & CEO, Lakeland Health
Aug 23, 2017

Her headache just wouldn’t go away.

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