News releases

February 2, 2023

Corewell Health names new VP of Government Relations and Public Policy; Chief Government Affairs Officer

Southfield and Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 2, 2023 – Corewell Health has named Kristina Ko as its vice president, government relations and public policy and chief government affairs officer. Ko comes to the role with a broad range of experience in the legislative and regulatory arena.

Kristina Ko

“Kristina understands the immense importance and impact that public policy has on providing the best care and coverage for our communities,” said Corewell Health President & CEO Tina Freese Decker. “Her expertise and experience will be instrumental as we transform health care to better serve our patients and health plan members. We are thrilled to welcome her.”

January 25, 2023

Corewell Health Treats First Patient with Radial Access Platform for Stroke Thrombectomy

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 25, 2023 — Corewell Health West, formerly Spectrum Health, has successfully completed the first-ever ischemic stroke case using the Zoom™ RDL Radial Access System. Zoom RDL provides a new option for accessing and removing life-threatening clots that cut off blood flow to a patient’s brain.

Justin Singer, MD

The surgery using Zoom RDL was successfully performed by Justin Singer, MD, director of vascular neurosurgery, Corewell Health West. It was the first of its kind in the U.S.

January 12, 2023

When battling multiple infections, infants and toddlers at higher risk of severe outcomes, study suggests

Southfield, Mich., Jan. 12, 2023 – With COVID, flu and RSV creating what many are calling a tripledemic, new research is shedding light on the effect the different COVID-19 variants have had on the youngest of patients throughout the pandemic and the role co-infections have played on pediatric outcomes.

Results of the 18-month study, published in Lancet Regional Health - Americas and led by Amit Bahl, M.D., M.P.H., emergency medicine with Corewell Health East, formerly Beaumont Health, showed that while omicron cases had the highest hospital admission rates among children ages 0 to 17, serious, even deadly, cases of illness were less likely during omicron than during the delta and alpha variants. In fact, the odds of severe disease were 65% lower during omicron compared to alpha.

December 13, 2022

Corewell Health Among Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT

GRAND RAPIDS and SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Dec. 13, 2022 – Corewell Health™, formerly Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in IT for 2023 by Foundry’s Computerworld. Corewell Health ranked No. 15 among the 56 large organizations on the list.

The award recognizes the top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. Organizations will be included in coverage on along with results from the 2023 Best Places to Work in IT survey.

December 5, 2022

Tina Freese Decker recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

Corewell Health™ is proud to announce that President and CEO Tina Freese Decker was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare of 2022.

Tina Freese Decker headshot

The complete ranking can be found in the December 5 issue of MH magazine, and profiles of all the honorees are available online at This prestigious recognition program acknowledges and honors individuals who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential figures in the industry in terms of leadership and impact.

October 25, 2022

New president named for Corewell Health Beaumont Grosse Pointe Hospital

Dr. Timothy C. Lyons has been named the new president of Corewell Health Beaumont Grosse Pointe Hospital.

Timothy C. Lyons, MD

In January, Dr. Lyons will join Corewell Health (formerly Beaumont Health) from Adventist Health St. Helena, a 151-bed regional hospital in northern California where he has served as chief medical officer since 2017. He previously served as chief of staff at St. Helena and has served as medical director of Anesthesia since 2002.

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