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Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

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Formed nearly 40 years ago, Hospice of Michigan provides end-of-life care to more than 1,700 people each day. The nonprofit provides only end-of-life palliative and hospice care, which allows the organization to “be big enough to have the resources to try new things, but be small enough to move quickly when we need to,” said Executive Director Marcie Hillary.

Business owners who offer health insurance to employees need to pay attention to the grades hospitals receive for quality and patient safety. That’s according to Brett Jackson, the president of Economic Alliance for Michigan, a labor-business coalition.

Joe Papa never doubted Perrigo Co. plc would survive Mylan N.V.’s hostile takeover bid. That said, the chairman and CEO at Perrigo concedes he lost a lot of sleep, rode a “roller coaster of emotions,” and now sports a few more gray hairs than he did seven months ago.

You can almost count on the Federal Reserve raising interest rates. That’s according to Joe Keating, an executive vice president of NBC Securities Inc. in Birmingham, Ala.

Shareholders’ rejection of Mylan N.V.’s hostile takeover bid allows executives at Perrigo Co. plc to return their full focus to growing the business.

Mylan this morning said Perrigo shareholders tendered 40 percent of outstanding shares to Mylan, or about 58 million shares, which was well short of the 50 percent needed and caused the takeover bid to lapse.

ALLEGAN — As the future of the company hangs in the balance, economic developers and business groups in West Michigan offered their public support today for Perrigo Co. plc, whose shareholders will decide by Friday morning on a hostile takeover attempt by Mylan N.V.

Community banks based in West Michigan posted solid loan growth in the last few months, continuing recent momentum brought about by the state’s improved economy.

A partnership between three community colleges and Grand Rapids-area care providers brings a traditional model for training talent into a new area: health care.

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