Cherry Health Begins Recruiting Participants for Phase 3 COVID-19 Investigational Vaccine Clinical Trial

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 30, 2020 – Cherry Health will be a testing site for the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson’s Phase 3 clinical research study, ENSEMBLE trial, to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Janssen’s investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate, JNJ-78436735, also known as Ad26.COV2.S. The Phase 3 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical Read More

HRSA recognizes Cherry Health as a Health Center Quality Leader

September 24, 2020 – The U.S. Health Services and Resource Administration (HRSA) recently announced that Quality Improvement Awards (QIA’s) have been awarded to 1,318 health centers across nearly all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), health centers will use these awards to improve the quality, efficiency, and Read More

Voter Registration Events

We are partnering with the League of Women Voters to hold voter registration drives. See below for the dates, times, and locations of these events. Tuesday, October 6th Montcalm Area Health Center 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Parking lot Wednesday, October 7th Heart of the City Health Center 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm South entrance Read More

Women’s LifeStyle September 2020 – Tasha Blackmon

Women’s Lifestyle, September 11, 2020 – The September edition celebrates those who promote, embody, and encourage the inclusion of women. We are proud to partner with the Grand Rapids Chamber to elevate the voices and visibility of those being recognized at the 31st Annual ATHENA Awards Celebration, on September 24th. Visit: for tickets.   To see Women’s Lifestyle full September edition featuring Read More

Q&A: Tasha Blackmon President and CEO, Cherry Health

MiBiz, September 13, 2020 — The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Athena Award was created in 1989 to recognize professional excellence, community service and assistance to women for helping attain professional leadership skills. This year’s winner is Tasha Blackmon, who has served three years as president and CEO of Grand Rapids-based Cherry Health, the Read More

West Michigan Woman Brilliance Awards Announces Tasha Blackmon as 2020 Woman of the Year

The fourth annual West Michigan Woman Brilliance Awards took place September 9, 2020, at Egypt Valley Country Club. The free live-streamed event celebrated trailblazers, innovators, mentors and more. Today, we highlight the top honorees, including the 2020 Woman of the Year—Tasha Blackmon, Chief Executive Officer, Cherry Health. Brilliant Woman of the Year | Tasha Blackmon Brilliant Tenacity Read More

Chamber announces Tasha Blackmon as ATHENA Leadership Award winner

GRBJ, August 28, 2020 — The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce announced this year’s ATHENA Leadership Award recipient ahead of a ceremony that will honor leaders in three categories. The Grand Rapids Chamber said Tuesday that it selected Tasha Blackmon, president and CEO of Cherry Health, as the 2020 ATHENA Leadership Award winner. The award Read More

WGVU’s Powerful Women Let’s Talk Podcast featuring Tasha Blackmon

WGVU, August, 17, 2020 – Tasha Blackmon, President/CEO of Cherry Health, is a dynamic leader bringing her experience to ensure patients in her own community receive the highest quality of care. She has knack for remodeling and still holds a high school track record. We share this inspiring conversation with Tasha on WGVU’s Powerful Women Read More

How local health systems are addressing health inequities

Rapid Growth Media, June 24, 2020 — African Americans are at the epicenter of two deadly pandemics: COVID-19 and racially motivated police brutality. The higher rates of Black deaths from COVID-19 and the uprisings taking place in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too many others have created a movement that Read More

Cherry Health’s statement on Social Injustice

The incidents that occurred over the last few weeks, unfortunately, are not isolated events. They illuminate a trend that is becoming all too familiar for black people in this country. The systemic racism and inequities that exist must be addressed if we are to overcome these persistent injustices. While this is a very uncomfortable moment, Read More