Pediatric and adolescent doctors, orthopedics join Spectrum health system.

November 1, 2015
Leikert

Leikert

LUDINGTON — Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and the combined offices of orthopedic surgeons, Michael Kennedy, MD, and R. Joseph Grierson, DO, have integrated with Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital and Spectrum Health Medical Group (SHMG).

The physicians involved are pediatricians Kari Leikert, Tammy Middlebrook and Teresa Kovas, as well as orthopedic surgeons Kennedy and Grierson. All are now members of Spectrum Health Medical Group. The change is effective today, November 1.

Middlebrook

Middlebrook

“We are fortunate to add these highly qualified physicians and their teams to Spectrum Health Medical Group and Ludington Hospital,” said David Ottenbaker, associate chief medical officer—regions, for SHMG. “It’s obvious that the community places great trust in these offices and their long-standing tradition of excellence. Both have added outstanding new physicians to their practices in recent years to further enhance their services.”

“The integration will forge an even stronger partnership with orthopedics and pediatric care,” said Jim Wincek, vice president of operations for Ludington Hospital. “The same excellent physicians will continue providing quality care and patients will benefit from improved access to their services. The integration allows physicians additional time to focus on their patients, while the daily practice administration duties are completed by skilled operational employees.

Kovas

Kovas

Grierson

Grierson

In joining Spectrum Health system, these physicians will also be supported by the resources and innovation of one of the nation’s leading health systems, including west Michigan’s only dedicated children’s hospital, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.”

Orthopedic specialists

Doctors Grierson and Kennedy previously had individual practices, but shared an office and staff. Their combined practice is now known as Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Orthopedics—Ludington. They will remain in the same location, on the second floor of the medical office building attached to Ludington Hospital. They also will retain the same staff, hours and phone number—231.843.2664. Patients are welcome to call the office with questions.

Kennedy

Kennedy

Pediatric specialists

The name of the pediatrics practice is now Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Pediatrics—Ludington. Doctors Leikert, Middlebrook and Kovas will continue to see patients at the same location, 907 E Tinkham Avenue. The staff, hours and phone number—231.843.3477—will remain the same. Patients are welcome to call the office with any questions.

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