NORTON SHORES — Mercy Health began construction on a $20 million primary care and outpatient medical center in Norton Shores.
The stoppage of medical device sterilization at a Grand Rapids facility by the end of the year is adding to local and national concerns about the availability of critical health care equipment.
Here is the growth report for November 9, 2019.
MUSKEGON — L.C. Walker Arena will become Mercy Health Arena at the end of the year under a $1.5 million sponsorship deal between the city of Muskegon and the health system.
GRAND RAPIDS — Since September 2017, Metro Health – University of Michigan has signed up 20 employers that contract directly with the health system to provide medical care for some 4,000 employees and their dependents.
New York-based real estate development and management firm RD Management LLC plans to convert a former Muskegon-area shopping center into a mixed-use development.
Mercy Health plans to develop more outpatient medical centers in West Michigan over the next few years. The newest center will come online on East Fulton Street in Ada, where Mercy Health is presently building out space that will house family and internal medicine physicians, neurology, OB-GYN, X-ray, a lab and ancillary services, including physical therapy. Mercy Health expects to offer the first services at the new Ada location in April, said Chief Integration Officer Mary Boyd.
Patients in West Michigan are more apt than people in the southeastern part of the state to connect with a doctor virtually to manage two chronic illnesses. That’s one finding in Grand Valley State University’s 2019 Health Check report, which shows a far higher utilization rate in the region for telehealth as an ongoing treatment option for diabetes and coronary artery disease.