Spectrum Health - Gerber Memorial Hospital

Spectrum Health -  Gerber Memorial Hospital Logo Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is a community directed health care system serving the people of Newaygo County and its surrounding area. The system is anchored by a 49-bed nonprofit hospital, Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial, in Fremont, 45 miles north of Grand Rapids. Rural Newaygo County has a population of 49,000.

Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial has been a mainstay in Newaygo County for more than 90 years. In 1918, the children of Joseph and Agnes Gerber (the namesake of the Gerber Products Co.) gave the family home at 212 Maple St. in Fremont to the community as a memorial to their parents. They asked that it be used "for the relief of pain and suffering." The legacy of Gerber Memorial Hospital had begun.

Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial includes:
  • A 25-bed not-for-profit community hospital that offers a complete range of medical and surgical services
  • Gerber Home Care, formerly known as Continu-Care, is the fourth-largest provider of home health care in West Michigan
  • Hesperia and Grant Physician Offices, both of which are rural health clinics
  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Women's health services
  • Obsteterics and gynecology practice
  • Rehabilitation and personal fitness centers in Newaygo and Fremont
  • Specialtists clinic that is home to our cancer care center
  • Diabetes self-management center
  • Occupational medicine
  • Tamarac, The Center for Health and Well-Being
  • Ahhh, The Spa at Tamarac
  • Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is among an elite group of hospitals to receive Governor's Awards of Excellence for improving care in the hospital setting and in the emergency department -2003, 2004, 2007 and 2009.
  • Keystone Patient Safety Project partner with Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 70 Michigan hospital ICUs
  • Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids Partners in Children's Health
  • Recognized as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in West Michigan-2010