Spectrum Health Foundation Integration

As the Board Chair for the Spectrum Health Foundation Pennock, I am pleased to announce that the Pennock Foundation has integrated with the Spectrum Health Foundation. This is very exciting news for our community, as the integration allows the Foundation access to services and investment opportunities that would not be possible on our own. In addition, the board’s decision to integrate with Spectrum Health and its corresponding investment of $10 million increases the Foundation’s total assets to just over $16 million, bringing us closer to realizing our vision of being "the preeminent foundation with the financial resources to remain self-sustaining, while concurrently funding the best health care and medical innovations for those served by Spectrum Health Pennock."

One of your greatest concerns most likely revolves around local decision-making and local use of donor dollars. This was also a concern for our Foundation Board, of which we spent hours discussing. The agreement between Spectrum Health Foundation and the Pennock Foundation outlines accountability and structure, and ensures all current net assets and future donations will remain for local use. Moreover, fundraising and funding decision-making will continue through our foundation board and leadership.

Thank you for your past and future support, and for demonstrating your commitment to the health of our community through the Spectrum Health Foundation Pennock.


Michael O'Mara, Board Chair
Spectrum Health Foundation Pennock


Partnering with you to improve the health and well-being of our community
Baum Center for Health

Access To Healthcare.

Providing access to health care for our county is one of our top priorities. We have expanded services for dialysis patients with the creation of the Baum Center for Health. The Center currently serves 30 dialysis patients every week, keeping their care close to home.

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Pennock Bike Helmet Safety

Obesity and Safety.

Providing a healthy and safe environment is important to our quality of life. In 2014, the Foundation purchased $5,000 in bike helmets, granted $5,000 to support obesity reduction through the B.Healthy program and placed over 670 smoke detectors in Barry County.

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Doris Cappon Scholarship


Through the Doris I. Cappon Scholarship Program, the Foundation has granted over $500,000 for healthcare scholarships since it's inception in 2004. This year alone, 11 nursing scholarships were awarded to worthy individuals seeking healthcare degrees.

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Welcome to the Spectrum Health Foundation Pennock.Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Spectrum Health Foundation Pennock has served as a catalyst for improved healthcare services since its inception in1986, investing over $6-million back into Spectrum Health Pennock Hospital and Barry County. Investments that include advances in technology, construction of new facilities and other capital improvements, a provision to provide high-quality patient care through health education of colleagues and health education programs in our communities.

Spectrum Health Pennock Foundation to Award $50,000 in Grants

SHP Foundation to Award $50,000 in Grants to the Community

14 OCT 2015

In celebration of the Spectrum Health Pennock integration, the Pennock Foundation will award $50,000 in grants through Pennock Hospital that will help other organizations join in the Spectrum Health Pennock mission to improve the health of the communities it serves.

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Inspiration Newsletter

Spectrum Health Foundation Inspiration Summer Newsletter

20 AUG 2015

Read our latest Foundation newsletter and learn how transplant brothers share more than friendship, harmonizing comfort and hope and so much more!

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New Beginnings - Pennock Gala 2015

11 MAY 2015

Learn about the remarkable recovery of one of our own physicians, Scott Brassuer, M.D., and what it takes to make a new beginning. With the coordinated care between Pennock Hospital and Spectrum Health, Scott survived. "Thank you to Pennock Hospital and Spectrum Health for returning me to my family and patients and for giving me a new beginning." ~ Dr. Scott Brassuer.

Want to Help?

Become Volunteer

By donating your time to assist with our volunteer needss, you are providing generous support of our Foundation.

Send Donation

Your gift, no matter what size, makes a significant difference and we are grateful for your continued support. Donors will be recognized in our Annual Report to the community, and for donations over $100, your name will be added to the Spectrum Health Pennock Hospital Recognition Plaque.

  • We Thank Our Philanthropist Donors

    Larry and Earlene Baum, Flexfab Horizons Intl., Inc, Hastings City Bank, Hastings Fiber Glass, Hospital Network Ventures, PennNook Gift Shop.

  • We Thank Our Founder Donors

    Dick and Ethel Groos, Hastings Mutual Insurance, Earl L. McMullin, The Viking Corporation.

  • We Thank Our Chairman's Society Donors

    Eldon and Patricia Cassell, Douglas and Margaret DeCamp, Gee & Longstreet, LLP, Mainstreet Savings Bank.