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Recent collaborations among Michigan hospitals to improve quality and patient safety continued to pay dividends in the last two years.

New technology being researched and developed in Michigan could help predict stresses or fractures in subjects ranging from bones to bridges.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s latest push to improve cost and quality targets variations across the state in how hospitals provide certain care.

The East Hills and Orchard Hills athletic clubs could soon be under new ownership.

Faster-than-expected growth has Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital now planning to increase bed capacity as it undergoes a $66.8 million expansion and renovation.

A survey from a Grand Rapids accounting firm shows some medical device makers still aren’t quite sure how a federal excise tax imposed this year will affect their business.

Merging into a sister company would allow a Grand Rapids-based provider of physical therapy to drive further growth and, if needed, sell shares publicly to support entry into several new markets across the country.

A collaboration of interests in Muskegon County is crafting a new health care model the parties believe will allow employers to better control employee medical risks and escalating costs.

Local health plans recognized for best practices

Written by | Wednesday, 09 October 2013 16:46 |

An award-winning initiative by Priority Health takes medicine back to a past era. Known as home-based primary care, the initiative altered reimbursement criteria to pay for doctors, nurse practitioners and care managers from parent company Spectrum Health to provide care to the most chronically ill Medicare patients in their homes. 

Research from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides the first glimpse into the monthly cost for health insurance policies sold on a federally operated online exchange set to launch this week.

In choosing a Tennessee-based health care giant as a potential partner, Metro Health Corp. found what President and CEO Mike Faas considers “in so many ways the perfect match.”

Metro Health Corp. President and CEO Mike Faas hopes to close a deal to partner with Community Health Systems Inc. as early as the end of the year.

In a move that could create the first for-profit hospital in West Michigan, Metro Health Corp. plans to pursue a partnership with a health system in Tennessee that currently runs 135 community hospitals across the country.

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s plans to invest $47.5 million to upgrade its main hospital campus in Grand Rapids.

As he prepares to become head of the Alliance for Health next summer, Paul Brand wants to put more emphasis on the “health” part of the organization’s name.

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