Hope on the horizon
Gender-affirming top surgery changes one patient’s outlook on life.
Medical teams from two hospitals work through the night to save the lives of a mother and her newborn child.
Susan’s husband, Ron, visited her through the window at the nursing center every day for a year until they finally reunited.
Candus Jones comes from 'a long line of cast-iron skillet women.' That toughness came in handy as she faced a rare and debilitating condition.
Aaron and his dad also restore antique tractors. Their crowning achievement is a bright red 1946 Farmall BN tractor. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
25K finisher Sarah Pepper celebrates as she crosses the line. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
Cody Allan Wright, 23, hugs his mom, Brenda, for the first time in months since COVID-19 restrictions. (Taylor Ballek | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
"I am really happy with the formation of my face," Erin said. "And the airway obviously is way better. This is by far the best end result I have ever had out of a surgery." (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
Addy Payne, a blue-eyed, pink-cheeked 3-month-old baby girl, grabbed her mom’s finger during a doctor’s appointment. (Taylor Ballek | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
A group of Spectrum Health medical experts have collaborated to bring a unique lung cancer treatment to West Michigan: photodynamic therapy. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
Kayla Lammers, 6, scratches the chin of a life-like Allosaurus named Allie. Child Life team member Alyssa Cosier described the dinosaur visit as "pure happiness." (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat)Explore this story
The special package, flown in express from Europe, is a ‘bag of life’ for Lilly who’s undergoing a bone marrow transplant thanks to a stranger’s heartfelt donation. In this special Health Beat series, Lilly takes us through her journey as a way of promoting the gift of life.