Better ideas. Better outcomes.

Impact Statement 2017


Spectrum Health Innovations Team

L to R: Anthony Lazzaro, MHI, BAA; Kris Emery, BSN, RN; Mike Czechowskyj, MSN, RN, PCCN, CNML; Felicia Rowley, BBA; Brent Mulder, PhD, MBA; Lori Henry, BSBA, PMP; Andrew Heuerman, BS; Jessica Patterson; Scott Daigger, MBA, NPDP; Alissa Smith, BSE; Eric Van Middendorp, MSE

The stories in these pages, and many more stories yet untold, all have one thing in common—you. We are grateful to you, our innovators and our board members. Without you, the ideas brought to us by the health care staff of Spectrum Health would remain just ideas.


With the support and encouragement of Spectrum Health Innovation’s board, committee and Technical Advisory Team, we have the resources to realize solutions. With the vital ideas and suggestions the employees of Spectrum Health bring to us, we have our starting point and our direction. With the creativity and dedication of our many innovators, ideas take shape and are developed into workable prototypes and products that make a real impact on the quality of health care we provide to our community.


Our innovators are Spectrum Health, the professors and students of Grand Valley State University, Hope College, Kendall College of Art and Design, Central Michigan University and Michigan Technological University. Working together, we have been able to make a difference in the comfort and well-being of our patients and families—and that’s why we are here.


Spectrum Health employees can submit their ideas on the website, by calling 616.391.4332 (IDEA), or by contacting us at


We couldn’t do it without you. Thank you.




Innovations Impact Report