Welcome to HealthWest

Bringing Care to Muskegon

What we've managed to build is the future of behavioral and wellness care.

Headshot of HealthWest Executive Director Rich Francisco
Rich Francisco
Executive Director

A Message from the Director

Welcome to HealthWest, Muskegon County's community mental health and certified community behavioral health clinic. At HealthWest, we do so much more than provide mental health care; we also provide services in the areas of developmental disabilities, substance misuse, physical health, wellness, and early intervention and prevention. Over time, we have come to know that caring for the “whole person” is the key to wellness and recovery.

We have expanded our community healthcare approach to include integrated quality care, a pathway to a truly bright future for expanding access to behavioral health and prevention services. We can now provide the right level of care to all persons, at the right time and the right place.

Annually, HealthWest serves over 8,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness, or substance misuse concerns.  Our services are community-based, meeting people in the community where they live, work and play. We have over 400 employees working in the areas of case management, recovery coaches, peer support, clinicians, therapists, crisis response, nurses, and more.

Our Mission

To be a leader in integrated health care, inspiring hope and wellness in partnership with individuals, families, and the community.

Our Vision

Building a healthier, more informed, and inclusive community through innovation and collaboration.

Board of Directors

Janet Thomas, Board Chair

Janet Thomas
Board Chair

Marcia Hovey Wright

Marcia Hovey-Wright*
Board Member

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F. Remington Sprauge, MD
Board Member

Cheryl Natte, Vice Chair

Cheryl Natte
Vice Chair

Charles Nash

Charles Nash*
Board Member

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Thomas Hardy
Board Member

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Jeff Fortenbacher
Board Treasurer

Kim Cyr

Kim Cyr*
Board Member

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John Weerstra
Board Member

Janice Hilleary

Janice Hilleary
Board Secretary

Tamara Madison

Tamara Madison
Board Member


Mary Vazquez
Board Member

* Muskegon County Commissioner
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Join our team.

We're always looking for like-minded professionals, clinicians, behavior specialists, and support staff committed to making a difference to their community! *We are a department of Muskegon County, all job postings are listed through the County’s human resources website. Check this site regularly as new positions are posted weekly.