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Church Brochure is an Answer to Prayers

Magnolia and Armando owned their own business in Guatemala City. With her background as an accountant and his as a successful salesman, they both sold appliances wholesale and also owned a furniture factory. However, when the economy in Guatemala began to rapidly fail, the two lost everything they'd worked so hard to build. With extended... Read more »

On the Long Road to Recovery

Dwane's struggles with alcohol had lasted a lifetime. He began drinking at age 16, was in and out of prison due to multiple DUIs, went to court-mandated rehab numerous times but kept returning to the same habits and patterns. He also experienced various health complications related to the alcoholism, including atrial fibrillation and a heart... Read more »

From Cancer to Donors: Advocates for Exalta Health

While working as a medical transcriptionist, Dawn heard about Exalta Health from longtime volunteer Dr. Jim Samuelson. At the time she and Bobby, her husband of 37 years, did not have insurance, so it was a blessing that they both were able to become patients at Exalta Health. The dimensions of that blessing would become... Read more »

Exalta Health Receives $25,000 as Part of Strengthening the Safety Net

Exalta Health president Bill Paxton and Kellie Norton, director of West Michigan & Upper Peninsula Administration Health Plan Business at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan  Exalta Health hosted a press conference in December 2019 to celebrate 47 Michigan clinics, including four in Grand Rapids, who received a total of $860,500 in funding through Blue Cross Blue… Read more »

Cooking Matters at Exalta Health

A visitor to Exalta Health last fall might have noticed something unexpected in the air: the savory smell of food being cooked.   And not just any food. This was healthy food being prepared, a homework assignment of sorts for students in a nutrition and cooking class called Cooking Matters. The class was offered at no charge for community members and was a partnership between Exalta Health… Read more »

Cooking Matters at Exalta Health

A visitor to Exalta Health last fall might have noticed something unexpected in the air: the savory smell of food being cooked.   And not just any food. This was healthy food being prepared, a homework assignment of sorts for students in a nutrition and cooking class called Cooking Matters. The class was offered at no charge for community members and was a partnership between Exalta Health and the Michigan State… Read more »

Kent County Exalta Health Contract

January 6, 2020  Exalta Health Earns Contract   A new contract between Exalta Health and the Kent County’s Women’s Health Network will benefit both Exalta Health and its patients.    The Women’s Health Network program contracts with 30 medical sites in Kent, Muskegon, Barry and Ottawa counties to offer the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control and Navigation… Read more »

Silas Deans

  “Some Real Firm Believers Here”    When Silas Deans first came to Exalta Health dental director Daniel Armstrong in December 2018, it was quickly apparent that it would be no ordinary process to restore Silas’ mouth to full health.  He was already missing some of his back teeth which over the years had rotted and broke and… Read more »

Exalta Health Earns 2019 Torch Award

Exalta Health was awarded the Better Business Bureau 2019 Torch Award for Ethics in the nonprofits with more than 21 employees category. Winners were officially announced November 18, 2019, at the annual Torch Awards event at the Amway Grand Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids in conjunction with the Economics Club of Grand Rapids. The Torch… Read more »

Exalta Health Earns 2019 Torch Award

Exalta Health was awarded the Better Business Bureau 2019 Torch Award for Ethics in the nonprofits with more than 21 employees category. Winners were officially announced November 18, 2019, at the annual Torch Awards event at the Amway Grand Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids in conjunction with the Economics Club of Grand Rapids. The Torch… Read more »