News in Review: August 2019

Thanks for joining us today, I’m Shantel Booth, here’s your Lakeland News in Review. On the journey to bring Lakeland and Spectrum Health together through integration, team members in certain areas have started collaboration, including finance, supply chain, implementation strategy, and human resources. Recently, a Workday team kicked off their collaboration, as Spectrum Health works to implement the program for everyone and build on our experience previously implementing Workday.
As progress is made on the integration, more updates will be shared. Remember to send us your success stories, pictures from meetings with Spectrum Health colleagues, or examples of partnership at Progress continues on the Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion, with the completion of some clinical areas scheduled for late fall.
The Atrium, formerly The Atrium Café, is slated to reopen in early fall, featuring all new food stations and a viewing window overlooking Pavilion construction. Recent progress also includes the delivery of an MRI machine and the addition of 32 parking spots in the new emergency department lot.
Three operating rooms located at the Center for Outpatient Services will move to the Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion this fall. All other services currently offered at the Center for Outpatient Services will remain in operation.
Stay up to date with all of the latest Pavilion news at Pulse NewsLink. Spectrum Health Lakeland has added a new technology for men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer. SpaceOAR hydrogel is a protective spacer clinically proven to reduce the risk of side effects during and after radiation treatment.
Radiation oncologist, Dr. Peter Paximadis, said, “Radiation therapy is extremely effective in targeting and treating prostate cancer, but with any procedure there are potential side effects which can greatly impact a patient’s quality of life.
SpaceOAR hydrogel allows us to better target the cancerous cells while preserving healthy tissue to help maintain quality og life” To learn more, call 269.983.8888 or visit On Thursday, October 3, join racial justice educator and award-winning author Debby Irving for a powerful conversation unpacking systemic racism and the pitfalls of white privilege.
The event is as part of the Community Grand Rounds speaker series, a collaborative effort between Spectrum Health Lakeland and the Todman Family Foundation. Community Grand Rounds will also host a second event in the month of October.
On Tuesday, October 22, join Dr. Arline Geronimus for an afternoon to stimulate thought and raise awareness about how biological and social sciences can influence and promote health equity. For more information or to register, visit A selection of Spectrum Health Lakeland logowear is now available at a new online store.
Shop the collection of jackets and polo shirts anytime it’s convenient for you at Ever wish you could go on a real treasure hunt? At Lakeland, we want to help inspire our community to live a healthier lifestyle through our Get Fit in the Mitt series and share about local, affordable, and unique exercise activities.
In the latest episode, watch as the Get Fit in the Mitt team goes geocaching and learn how you can get involved and find some hidden treasures, and healthy habits, along the way.
Inside the caches, you find a logbook that somebody put in there, so that you can sign your name in there or your username, and then sometimes also you’ll find treasures in there for kids, like little toys, and what you do is exchange those toys out.
Watch the full video at I’m Shantel Booth, and that’s your Lakeland News in Review.