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Hospitals launch pay incentives to attract, retain workers amid staff shortages
Metro Health-University of Michigan Health launched a new bonus program this month that pays up to thousands of dollars to new workers who start amid persistent staffing shortages in health care.
Biersack named Mercy Health Saint Mary’s president amid new partnerships, staff COVID-19 fatigue
GRAND RAPIDS — Dr. Matt Biersack brings deep roots with Mercy Health Saint Mary’s to his role as president.
Biersack appointed as president of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s
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.
Metro Health, Mercy Health finalize agreement for new open-heart surgery program
WYOMING — Metro Health-University of Michigan Health and Mercy Health have finalized a joint operating agreement to partner on heart care.
Metro Health — University of Michigan Health renamed to University of Michigan Health-West
WYOMING — Metro Health — University of Michigan Health has been renamed to University of Michigan Health-West in what health system officials say is a “natural next step” that will help “fulfill our destiny.”
HealthBar eyes growth via convenient drive-thru clinics, workplace care
A new lakeshore location where people can drive up and get a COVID-19 test or basic medical care while sitting in their vehicle marks the second of what Nathan Baar hopes will become many drive-thru medical clinics across Michigan.
Farmers markets prove crucial for vendors, startups during the pandemic
Despite a season last year filled with widespread shutdowns and canceled events, farmers markets across Michigan not only survived the pandemic, but in some cases thrived.
‘Game-changer’ partnership to bring new open-heart surgery program to West Michigan
Metro Health-University Michigan Health plans to launch open-heart surgery within a year through a new partnership with Mercy Health.
Metro Health starts construction on new outpatient clinic in Allendale
ALLENDALE — Metro Health-University of Michigan Health has begun construction on a new, larger outpatient medical clinic in Allendale.
Reporter's Notebook: West Michigan health care executives set aside competition during pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic that stretched health systems during the past year also brought together health care executives as they responded to the crisis.
Limited availability remains barrier to onsite vaccination clinics for employers
As pharmaceutical companies ramp up production and COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, employers are increasingly asking whether employees can get vaccinated at work.
Finance, health care remain vigilant on cybersecurity as small biz takes notice
Through working with a number of banks and credit unions, Randy Brinks is fully aware of the giant target that the financial services industry has had for years concerning cybersecurity threats.
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.
Telehealth use soars during the pandemic, here to stay
Spectrum Health entered 2020 with a goal of having half of eligible primary care patient visits with its doctors occur virtually by the end of 2022.
Top Michigan health official details COVID-19 vaccine plans as more frontline workers receive doses
More Michigan hospitals are now vaccinating health care workers as doses of the Pfizer Inc. vaccine arrive.
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.
Hospitals prepare for COVID-19 vaccine distribution
As they manage the ongoing surge of COVID-19 patients, hospitals are preparing to receive and distribute vaccines that could ease and eventually bring an end to the pandemic.
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.
Michigan at ‘pivotal point’ in COVID-19 fight, health officials say
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.
Hospital staffing a growing concern as facilities add beds for COVID patients
As the COVID-19 pandemic surges, hospitals have the ability to add the beds needed to handle the influx of patients.
Mercy Health Muskegon, Metro Health delay elective procedures as COVID cases surge
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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West Michigan hospital officials brace for COVID ‘resurgence’
Officials at large West Michigan health systems say they are now treating as many COVID-19 patients as they did back in the spring when the pandemic hit hard, brought daily routines to a halt and hospitalizations were at their peak.
Metro Health pursuing open-heart surgery program in GR
Metro Health-University of Michigan Health likely will proceed with seeking state approval to perform open-heart surgery in Grand Rapids, a move that would bring more competition for the procedure to the local market.
Remain vigilant: After six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, West Michigan health experts warn of complacency as seasons change
As the weather cools and winter approaches, health professionals warn about complacency and encourage residents and businesses to remain vigilant in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Growing shift to telehealth raises questions about access in rural communities
The COVID-19 pandemic created what Kelly Hirko calls a “massive shift” in health care.
Health leaders back Whitmer order to formalize implicit bias training
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent mandate for Michigan health care workers is already in practice at many hospitals and health systems to eliminate cultural biases that can affect care.
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.
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.
More physicians flock to telehealth options during COVID-19, Blue Cross Blue Shield reports
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan reports a surge in the number of physicians now offering telehealth visits for patients.