Spectrum Health

For Michigan,‎ By Michigan™‎

Guiding Principles

Here are five guiding principles that will guide us as we explore this opportunity to create a new system:

1. Community Engagement

Our communities have a history of being engaged with how care is delivered and improved. We believe the best way to run a community-guided health system will be through local control, learning from and building off one another.

2. Physician, Clinician and Team Member Involvement

Physicians, nurses and other team members who are closest to the people we serve have built cultures of excellence, innovation and inclusion. Their input and experience will be critical to realizing the mission and vision of the combined organization. Together, we can do more to attract and retain top health professionals to live and work in Michigan.

3. Exceptional Care for All

A continued focus on quality and safety and providing exceptional and equitable health care outcomes for all patients, health plan members, our communities and team members will always be at the center of our work. In particular, each organization’s efforts to promote health equity among under-represented populations will be prioritized.

4. Competitive Value

The strengths of our two organizations allow us to operate efficiently to deliver affordable care and coverage. We will also collaborate and work with other health systems and insurance companies to achieve affordable care and coverage.

5. Positioned to Thrive

The creation of a new system by Michigan’s two top health systems, including the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, will enable us to invest in innovative and digital capabilities to improve both the experience and health care outcomes for all Michiganders.