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A new landscape brought on by reform has health care providers looking for new friendships and partners to work with in the years ahead.

Aligning with Michigan State University provides Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital an academic partner with which to move into research and medical education and go to “a new level.”

The head of North Ottawa Community Health System’s new physician group sees the organization’s size not as a hindrance but as a lure to recruit physicians.

Mary Free Bed and MSU’s College of Human Medicine leaders say the partnership enables the two to jointly recruit researchers in rehabilitative care, opens access to greater research funding and could lead to improvements in best practices for treating patients and the development of new treatments.

Today, in the latest twist of the changing health care landscape that’s driving new partnerships, the two health systems announced a new clinical collaboration that will bring them closer together than ever before.

More employers like Allied Electric Inc. are turning to defined contribution models that let workers pick the best coverage for their needs on one of the growing number of private exchanges. It’s one way businesses are creatively reining in escalating health insurance costs.

A Kalamazoo-based medical device company is one step closer to launching studies in the U.S. and Europe to test its innovative catheter system in the treatment of severe hypertension.

Patients in Michigan lack the necessary information to make informed decisions about their health care.

Bronson Methodist Hospital’s opening of a new walk-in medical clinic at the Meijer Inc. store in Portage brings a growing health care trend to West Michigan, one that’s altering how patients access care.

As if employers didn’t have enough headaches in managing their employees’ health benefits, now they face an emerging trend that carries an enormous price tag: the growing number of specialty drugs to treat complex medical conditions.

The Michigan State Medical Society’s new investment fund seeks to bolster medical innovation in the state by offering companies early-stage capital to support product development.

Just months after moving into new labs that expands its research capabilities, Spectrum Health is already looking at expansion.

In forming a new research hub in Grand Rapids, Van Andel Institute is building its capabilities in an emerging scientific area.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s loss on health insurance policies deepened in 2013, led once again by an individual market that has long been a drag on earnings.

Priority Health recorded strong earnings for 2013 with a small increase in income from underwriting policies and slight declines in revenue and investment income.

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