Hospital leaders, state medical director will offer message about COVID-19 mitigation during virtual event

chalk art on wall reads Thank you essential workers
Chalk art on a wall reads, 'Thank You Essential Workers.' Area hospital leaders will join the state medical director for a virtual event, 'Delivery of Health Care During a Pandemic,' on November 6.
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The State of Michigan medical director and chief medical officers from West Michigan hospitals will offer a unified community message addressing mitigation of COVID-19 during a Health Forum of West Michigan event on Friday, November 6, from 8-9:30 a.m. 

The panelists also will discuss hospital response, collaboration and planning for COVID-19 during “Delivery of Health Care During a Pandemic.” Health Forum of West Michigan events are hosted by Grand Valley’s Office of the Vice Provost for Health; the monthly events are free and open to the public. Register online before November 4, participants will be sent a Zoom link.

Panelists are Drs. William Fales, state medical director; Matthew Biersack, chief medical officer, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s; Joshua Kooistra, senior vice president and chief medical officer, Spectrum Health West Michigan; and Ronald Grifka, chief medical officer, Metro Health/University of Michigan Health.

Future Health Forums will continue discussion of the pandemic and its impact on health disparities, vulnerable populations and mental health. View the schedule online.


Jeanine Beasley, professor of occupational science and therapy, wears a face mask and face shield.
Jeanine Beasley, professor of occupational science and therapy, wears a face mask and face shield.
Image Credit: Amanda Pitts