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Sunday, 26 September 2021 18:30

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 29 August 2021 18:05

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.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 23 August 2021 12:49

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.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 26 July 2021 15:45

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.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 29 June 2021 16:55

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.”

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 23 May 2021 18:10

HealthBar eyes growth via convenient drive-thru clinics, workplace care

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.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 23 May 2021 17:40

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.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Tuesday, 06 April 2021 12:14

‘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.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 30 March 2021 11:30

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.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 28 March 2021 18:15

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 14 March 2021 19:15

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 31 January 2021 18:50

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.

Published in Economic Development

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, 03 January 2021 17:20

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.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 18 December 2020 09:54

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.

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
Sunday, 06 December 2020 15:33

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.

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

Thursday, 12 November 2020 13:05

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.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 14:41

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.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 11:07

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.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 08 November 2020 09:58

MiBiz Growth Report: November 8, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for November 8, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 30 October 2020 14:49

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 11 October 2020 19:09

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.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 27 September 2020 17:05

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 16 August 2020 17:00

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 19 July 2020 18:07

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.

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
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
Tuesday, 02 June 2020 16:18

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.

Published in Health Care

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