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‘This surge is not like the others:’ State health officials expect spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations in coming month
Michigan is poised to see a “very sharp crest” in the coming weeks in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations as the delta and omicron virus variants sicken thousands more people in a post-holiday surge, according to state health officials.
MUSKEGON — Mercy Health Muskegon will get federal support to care for a surge in patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
The start of 2022 will be a grim one for hospitals.
State lawmakers are considering more than $1.2 billion in additional funding to help health care providers overburdened by the current COVID-19 surge and other patients.
MUSKEGON — Mercy Health Muskegon has received emergency state approval to add 37 beds to handle high patient volumes amid the current COVID-19 surge.
Health systems and emergency medical service agencies in a 13-county region of West Michigan say they are at a “tipping point” from high patient volumes.
Most hospitals in West Michigan have earned an “A” or a “B” grade in a recent biannual report card on patient safety.
GRAND RAPIDS — Mercy Health Saint Mary’s has named Dr. Matt Biersack as president after he served in the role on an interim basis for the past five months.
More Michigan hospitals are now vaccinating health care workers as doses of the Pfizer Inc. vaccine arrive.
Five hospitals in West Michigan were among 32 statewide to earn an “A” in a fall report card on patient safety.
GRAND RAPIDS — Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has temporarily added beds to ease pressure on other hospitals in the region that are stressed with a surge in COVID-19 patients.
MUSKEGON — Mercy Health Muskegon plans to open a care unit Thursday at the Hackley campus to handle a surge in COVID-19 patients.
After hospitalizations statewide doubled in just two weeks, health care executives across Michigan are emphasizing the need for people to follow public health guidelines to get the spread of the coronavirus back under control.
As the COVID-19 pandemic surges, hospitals have the ability to add the beds needed to handle the influx of patients.
MUSKEGON — Mercy Health Muskegon has begun to delay elective surgeries as needed and is weighing whether to open additional emergency beds as COVID-19 cases surge.
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A line in Bronson Methodist Hospital’s emergency state filing to temporarily add 300 beds epitomizes the main challenge for boosting capacity for an expected surge in COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks.
KALAMAZOO — Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo asked for emergency approval Wednesday to add 105 beds in anticipation of a surge in COVID-19 patients.
Trinity Health, the parent corporation of Mercy Health, plans to temporarily furlough about 2,500 mostly non-clinical employees over the next few weeks.
Hospitals in the region plan to add hundreds of beds in anticipation of a surge of patients from the COVID-19 pandemic, MiBiz has learned.
GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Valley State University received a $2.8 million federal grant to train nurse practitioners who will work in rural and underserved markets.
KALAMAZOO — The last time Bronson Methodist Hospital hired a new CEO, the organization operated a single hospital with an assortment of outpatient clinics in the Kalamazoo area.
GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health joined a consortium of large health systems across the U.S. as way to reduce the cost and ensure the availability of generic medications. Through the nonprofit Civica Rx, the Grand Rapids-based health system hopes to cut by 20 percent or more the cost of generic drugs used in surgeries and patient treatments.
MUSKEGON — By forming academic partnerships for a new medical clinic in Muskegon, Mercy Health aims to extend primary care where it’s needed and to create a talent pipeline of future health care workers.
MUSKEGON — As the first phase of a $291 million expansion and renovation project at the Mercy Hospital campus begins to open, Mercy Health wants to start gathering ideas for the future of the Hackley Hospital campus a few miles away.
Bill Manns’ pending departure from Mercy Health Saint Mary’s to run sister hospitals in Southeast Michigan came about as the result of both a professional and personal decision.
Gary Allore took over this month as president and CEO of Mercy Health Muskegon with a deep knowledge of the region’s health care market. Allore has worked for nearly 30 years for the Catholic Health system’s local and regional operations. He previously served as regional chief financial officer for Mercy Health West Michigan, which includes Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids. In his new role, he succeeds Greg Loomis, who retired in June, as Mercy Health Muskegon continues construction on a $271 million expansion and faces new competition from Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health’s move into the market over the last two years. The 54-year-old Muskegon native spoke with MiBiz about his new role as CEO.
Greg Loomis doesn’t consider the clattering of construction equipment just outside his office to be a daily distraction, but rather the future of health care in Muskegon County taking shape.