Spectrum Health, Lakeland Health Announce Plans to Integrate Facilities

The boards of directors of Spectrum Health and Lakeland Health have announced plans to integrate their facilities this fall.

Lakeland Health is a three-hospital health system serving southwest Michigan.

Officials say under the partnership, Lakeland will become a division of Spectrum but will retain oversight by a local board of directors.

The organizations say their combined efforts will help them better focus on high-quality health care within local communities.

The merger is expected to be finalized by October of this year.