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The next merger for Spectrum Health has emerged: Ludington’s Memorial Medical Center.

Nearly a year after they first agreed to pursue the concept, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Trinity Health are proceeding with a new value-based payment model that executives say promises to improve quality and drive costs lower.

Priority Health wants its members to be better consumers of health care.

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Valley Health Plan wants to open its care network to groups of people who are not HMO subscribers.

After opening a $1.4 million molecular diagnostics lab, Ferris State University is looking to carve out a larger presence along the Medical Mile in downtown Grand Rapids.

The launch of an adult bone marrow transplant program brings one more specialized medical procedure to Spectrum Health’s Butterworth Hospital in downtown Grand Rapids.

Priority Health plans to launch an initiative that drives consumerism in health care by enabling subscribers to get a better idea of the cost of medical procedures.

Hospitals to rebrand

Written by | Sunday, 14 April 2013 22:00 |

WEST MICHIGAN — Muskegon’s Mercy Health Partners and Saint Mary’s Health Care of Grand Rapids already share the same parent company, but soon their connections will become even more pronounced.

GRAND RAPIDS — Thanks to new regulations in health care and a push for the implementation of new technology, one locally based health information exchange has found room to grow.

Linking with a group of top corporate executives and university presidents provides MichBio added muscle in formulating a strategic plan to grow Michigan’s life sciences industry.

Mary Free Bed rehabilitation Hospital, as it embarks on a $54 million expansion and renovation, plans to begin working with cancer patients to help them recover from their treatment.

Linking with a group of top corporate executives and university presidents provides MichBio added muscle in formulating a strategic plan to grow Michigan’s life sciences industry.

Metro Health hopes to reclaim market share and drive growth with an $11.9 million outpatient surgery center.

Changes in how the state regulates Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan led to a move to dismiss a federal anti-trust lawsuit against the insurer.

Priority Health nets $60.6M for 2012

Written by | Sunday, 17 March 2013 22:00 |

GRAND RAPIDS — Led by a strong gain on the underwriting of health insurance policies, Priority Health recorded net income of $60.6 million for 2012.

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