Spectrum makes statement on ‘decisions that will reshape our organization’

Spectrum Health
Posted at 11:48 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 17:20:35-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Spectrum Health system continues to feel the financial strain of COVID-19.

In reply to an inquiry from FOX 17 spurred by viewer questions, Spectrum spokesperson Beth Cranson said the rate of change in the health provider is accelerating and “there will be some positions that will not be needed in the future”:

The financial impact of COVID-19 on our health system has been dramatic. Our revenue is decreasing, and expenses have increased as a result of this pandemic. This financial impact is far-reaching and will suppress our health system’s revenues for the remainder of the year, making a course correction imperative. With the accelerated rate of change in the organization’s operations, there will be some positions that will not be needed in the future. Roles that are being eliminated are not ones that care for patients. We made very difficult decisions that will reshape our organization going forward. We must act responsibly for the long-term, so that Spectrum Health can serve our communities for years to come.
Beth Cranson, Media Relations, Spectrum Health

Spectrum announced reductions in staff and compensation on April 17.