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Dental Reopening Monday, June 8

On May 21, 2020 Governor Whitmer announced that dental offices could reopen and begin to provide routine care. We are excited to welcome back our patients and want to assure you that we are taking every precaution to make sure you and our staff are safe. During the time we have been closed, we have… Read more »

Board Member Ed Postma Becomes Interim President

Exalta Health will be under the guidance of an interim president after the resignation of current president Dan Takens. Established in 1996, Exalta Health provides healthcare to a wide variety of children, adults and seniors in West Michigan, regardless of their employment, health insurance and other financial factors. The organization had welcomed Takens, a former… Read more »

Community Partnership During COVID-19

In the midst of COVID-19, and all of the disruption it has brought to nonprofits not just in West Michigan but around the world, there have also been many moments of sweetness and light.  Exalta Health has seen that over and over again in recent weeks.  Though it is seeing very few patients at its clinic on Division… Read more »

Exalta Health Announces New Advancement Director

Sandra Muthyala is the new Advancement Director for Exalta Health. The faith-based nonprofit offers routine and urgent medical and dental care to children, adults and seniors with unemployment, lack of insurance and other financial factors not a barrier for service (fees are reduced based on household income and number of members supported by that income)…. Read more »

COVID 19 Update

Hello Patients and Friends of Exalta Health, Exalta Health is aware that COVID-19 is now in Kent County.  We are making decisions to protect the vulnerable in our community and decrease the spread of this new virus.  We are actively screening patients and have a plan for those who may be symptomatic.   We are currently… Read more »

Exalta Health Nears One-Year Anniversary of Pediatric Services Launch

For Exalta Health, providing holistic health care has been an important focus since the organization’s founding as Health Intervention Services in 1996. New president Dan Takens, who came to Exalta in February 2020 after three decades in public education, including the final 11 as superintendent of Byron Center Public Schools, says that focus is one… Read more »

February 2020 Free Dental Day Another Success

About three times a year, Exalta Health hosts a Free Dental Day. As the name suggests, the popular event sees Exalta Health staff and volunteers open the doors to anyone in need of dental care, offering free services on a first-come, first-served basis, no questions asked and no proof of income or insurance needed. The… Read more »

Mary Chenge – NP Student

When Mary Chenge was first assigned to Exalta Health as part of her clinicals at Grand Valley, she didn’t know what to expect. But when she looked up Exalta Health online, she was encouraged. Right away she took note of five key words on the homepage: “Reflecting the spirit of Christ.” “I liked that,” she… Read more »

The Collision of Faith, Hope and Love

Jim Samuelson had a pretty traditional path on the road to becoming a doctor. There was a good, solid education at East Grand Rapids High School, then the University of Michigan for undergrad studies, Wayne State for medical school and finally a residency at Butterworth Hospital. But somewhere along the way, his predictable path took... Read more »

Hopeful for the Future

Shawn grew up living an active lifestyle. He was involved in sports, loved basketball and after high school worked in physically demanding jobs like construction and as a journeyman electrician. But already at a young age, Shawn began experiencing some back pain and an MRI at 18 revealed degenerative disk disease. His doctor at the... Read more »