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WYOMING, Mich. — Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan PC wants to develop a new medical office building that will provide it a home on the southwest side of Kent County and enable it to serve a growing patient base in that area.

As reform alters the economic model for health care, Lorissa MacAllister sees changes as well in how new medical facilities are designed.

WYOMING, Mich. — Metro Health walked away from a proposed joint venture with Community Health Systems Inc. after concluding late in the game that it was no longer the “right fit.”

The six Michigan health systems that aligned for a care network want to accelerate improvements in cost and quality by adopting and sharing common standards in an era of accountable care.

A small Kalamazoo-based venture capital fund focused on investing in medical device companies looks to close its round of fundraising by month’s end.

The value placed on Metro Health’s assets that would go to a proposed joint venture with Community Health Systems Inc. appears to be in line with the fair market value of the organization, according to an outside analysis.

It’s the money that matters. According to a new survey, the choice of doctors and hospitals appears secondary for many people who buy their own health coverage and opt for a lower premium.

Nearly a year and a half after publicly unveiling the preliminary plans, Mercy Health Muskegon is ready to seek approvals for a $271.2 million expansion and renovation project that would consolidate inpatient medical care at a single campus.

The Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine at Western Michigan University would acquire the assets of Southwest Michigan Innovation Center Inc. under a proposed deal now going through an extended approval process.

The next time you check in to a hospital, keep in mind the old line, “you don’t know where those hands have been.”

Created a year ago in the merger of two Michigan health information exchanges, Great Lakes Health Connect continues to reap the benefits of a strategy shared by its two founding organizations.

When Alliance for Health ceased operations after 67 years, along with it went one link between health care providers and employers.

The demise of the Alliance for Health means Metro Health Corp.’s proposed joint venture with Community Health Systems Inc. will go through the state certificate-of-need process without a local review.

Proponents of repealing or curtailing Michigan’s certificate-of-need law will find an ally in researchers at George Mason University who contend the regulations limit competition and consumer choice in health care.

Two Grand Rapids-based hospitals are at loggerheads over how to continue operating the Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners.

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