Spectrum Health Pennock welcomes the community to visit its Family Medicine rural health clinics for cider and donuts during business hours Thursday, Nov, 15 as they recognize the innovation, quality of care and dedication of rural health care providers. On National Rural Health Day.
On the third Thursday in November each year. the day recognizes the efforts of those serving the health needs of over 60 million people across the nation. As part of the celebration, Spectrum Health Pennock Family Medicine offices in Hastings, Gun Lake, Lake Odessa, Middleville and Ionia will provide cider and donuts to patients and visitors during regular business hours.
“Providing access to quality care close to home is a top priority at Spectrum Health Pennock,” said Regional Division Chief Douglas Smendik, MD.
“We continue to recruit physicians and advanced practice providers for family medicine offices throughout Barry County, expand services offered through telehealth program MedNow and streamline services. We are proud to stand alongside our rural health clinic providers and colleagues on November 15 as we celebrate the dedication provided to the communities they serve.”
West Michigan and the surrounding area have 29 Spectrum Health Rural Health Clinics, including those in greater Barry County, providing 370,800 visits annually, including almost 8,000 mental health visits annually.
National Rural Health Day provides the opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” and educate others about the challenges while highlighting the innovation and collaboration used by health care provides to improve quality of care.
The public is invited to visit one of the following Spectrum Health clinics during business hours Nov. 15 to join the celebration.
*Family Medicine – Gun Lake
12851 W. M-179 Highway
*Family, Internal & Pediatric Medicine – Hastings
1108 W. State Street, Suite #3
*Family Medicine – Ionia
2776 S. State Road
*Family Medicine – Lake Odessa
4294 Laurel Drive
*Family Medicine – Middleville
490 Edward Street
*Obstetrics & Gynecology – Hastings
1009 W. Greet Street, Suite #301