An insurance broker pledged $15 million to advance children’s health care programs.
Spectrum Health said Feb. 13 that Acrisure pledged the funds to establish the Acrisure Center for Innovation in Children’s Health at the Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in downtown Grand Rapids.
The funds will be used to invest in innovative programs meant to accelerate health solutions for children, Spectrum said. Many of the details still are being defined, but the funds could go toward clinical care, research or advanced technology, Spectrum said.
Beginning immediately as a first step, the funds will support the hospital’s already-established genomics program and enable expansion of the diagnostic and treatment offerings for children based on genetic information.
Beginning with genomics and virtual health related to pediatrics, the funds will support new programs and projects as other needs emerge.
Acrisure said the donation aligns with its vision to positively impact West Michigan and other communities in which it operates.
With annual revenues of $2 billion, Acrisure has more than 561 locations in 39 states and 16 international locations. In late 2019, Acrisure announced it would relocate its headquarters to Studio Park in downtown Grand Rapids from its current location in Caledonia.
“Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital embodies our passion for innovation and strategic growth and is a partnership we're intensely proud to be part of,” said Greg Williams, Acrisure co-founder, president and CEO.
“It is my hope the commitment to form the Acrisure Center for Innovation in Children's Health will have a lasting impact on families throughout the community. Many Acrisure employees have been personally impacted by the care provided at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, and this partnership represents meaningful engagement opportunities for them, as well.”