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Friday, 22 January 2021 14:48

DeVos Place to serve as large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health and Mercy Health plan to open a large COVID-19 vaccine clinic next week at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 17 January 2021 15:29

Telehealth app started in West Michigan sees ‘huge growth’ during pandemic

An $800 medical bill following his spouse’s 2014 emergency room visit that resulted in antibiotic and pain relief medications led Chris Bailey to think deeper about telehealth and better ways of connecting with doctors when needed.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 17 January 2021 12:27

Reporter's Notebook: A different Metro Health again seeks to do open-heart surgery

At some point in 2021, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will make a decision that may very well lead to altering the competitive balance for heart care in West Michigan.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 11 January 2021 15:20

West Michigan health systems see high demand as COVID-19 vaccinations expand

Spectrum Health began offering COVID-19 vaccines Monday to people eligible under a second phase of a statewide vaccination rollout. The health system plans to expand the effort to additional locations and set up mobile clinics in the days ahead.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 06 December 2020 18:31

Taking a toll: The COVID-19 pandemic is stressing a health care workforce already coping with burnout

Professional burnout was a big problem in health care well before COVID-19.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 19 November 2020 16:48

Spectrum Health forecasts surge in COVID patients over next two weeks

GRAND RAPIDS — The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients that Spectrum Health is treating could surge far higher by early December if present infection rates continue unabated.

Published in Health Care

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 10:21

Mercy Health to open care unit at Hackley campus for 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.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 15 October 2020 12:46

Health Alliance Plan opens enrollment for Medicare plan in Southwest Michigan

Detroit-based Health Alliance Plan has extended a Medicare Advantage plan into seven more counties, continuing the insurance agency’s expansion into West Michigan.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 13 October 2020 16:59

Muskegon acute care health facility to close this month

MUSKEGON — A long-term acute care provider that for years leased space at Mercy Health’s Hackley Hospital campus plans to close its Muskegon location by the end of the month.

Published in Health Care

Tuesday, 13 October 2020 12:45

Catherine’s Health Center expansion to fill gap for underserved patients

GRAND RAPIDS — Catherine’s Health Center, a nonprofit health care provider for underserved patients in Kent County, plans to open two or three new clinics this fall after securing designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 11 October 2020 17:30

Experts warn of rising mental health indicators — and how to treat them

Many of us have had that awkward Zoom moment.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 30 August 2020 17:43

Health Alliance Plan’s West Michigan entry part of broader strategic growth

Health Alliance Plan’s entry into the West Michigan market comes amid a broader strategic push to grow and become a larger statewide player for employee health benefits.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 19 July 2020 18:12

HAP bringing group health plans, competition to West Michigan in ’21

When it enters the West Michigan commercial health insurance market in 2021, the state’s third largest health plan will offer both large group and small group policies. 

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 19 July 2020 17:58

Collaborative cancer treatment network advances despite pandemic slowdown

Since announcing plans late last year to integrate cancer care, Mercy Health and Metro Health-University of Michigan Health have steadily proceeded on how exactly the Cancer Network of West Michigan will operate despite a slowdown related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 08 July 2020 16:38

Mercy Health Muskegon RNs vote for sole union representation by SEIU

MUSKEGON — SEIU Healthcare Michigan will represent all registered nurses at Mercy Health in Muskegon.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 05 July 2020 12:04

MSU flexes collaborative strategy developed in West Michigan to forge new partnerships

potential partnership with Henry Ford Health System could follow a similar playbook that Michigan State University wrote over the last decade in building up a medical education and research hub in Grand Rapids.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 05 July 2020 11:59

Health tech firms address emerging needs brought on by COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting emerging market needs gave opportunity to two Grand Rapids-area health care technology companies.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 07 June 2020 18:10

GETTING BACK TO CARE: Hospitals resume services as COVID concerns linger

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, primary care physicians and specialists at Metro Health-University of Michigan Health typically saw about 2,250 patients each day.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 10 May 2020 12:15

MiBiz Growth Report: May 10, 2020

Here is the MiBiz growth report for May 10, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 16:58

Metro Health implements 12-week voluntary furloughs in response to estimated $40M operating loss

WYOMING — Metro Health-University of Michigan Health System will start voluntary staff furloughs next week in response to the “lasting” financial consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 16:25

West Michigan health directors say hospitals prepared as COVID-19 cases increase

The heads of two West Michigan public health agencies say they are unconcerned about the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases here as death tolls remain relatively flat and hospitals haven’t reached capacity.

Published in Health Care

Wednesday, 06 May 2020 08:29

9 Michigan hospitals earn top scores for patient safety

Nine West Michigan hospitals earned top grades in a report card on patient safety.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 05 May 2020 18:12

Spectrum Health issues layoffs in wake of ‘dramatic’ financial blow from COVID-19 response

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health has been laying off staff in the last week, citing a “dramatic” financial hit from the COVID-19 pandemic that’s left hospitals unable to perform elective and non-emergency surgeries and procedures and driven up expenses.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 26 April 2020 18:00

Health systems face financial crisis brought on by pandemic

In normal times, Trinity Health’s seven hospitals across Michigan generate combined operating income of $9 million to $10 million a month.

Published in Health Care

Friday, 17 April 2020 09:39

Spectrum Health slashes executive pay, reassesses positions as COVID-19 response hits finances

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health plans to aggressively cut costs, starting with executive pay cuts, to shore up finances that have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 12 April 2020 18:44

Preparing for the surge: Hospitals look to add beds, meet staffing challenge in COVID pandemic

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.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 16:37

Mercy Health parent company to furlough 2,500 non-clinical employees

Trinity Health, the parent corporation of Mercy Health, plans to temporarily furlough about 2,500 mostly non-clinical employees over the next few weeks.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 30 March 2020 11:33

New state order gives hospitals staffing flexibility to treat COVID-19 patients

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest executive order grants hospitals and other care providers greater flexibility in how they use staff and students to treat COVID-19 patients.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 15 March 2020 21:21

Kent County Health Department orders venues to halve capacity amid coronavirus concerns

GRAND RAPIDS — The Kent County Health Department on Sunday ordered restaurants, bars, fitness centers and entertainment venues to reduce their maximum occupancies by 50 percent.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 02 February 2020 17:40

Muskegon County busy with redevelopment projects

MUSKEGON — With a $19 million convention center underway, several projects on the waterfront, a micro hotel and some mixed-use buildings, downtown Muskegon has become an epicenter of development activity along the lakeshore. 

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