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Displaying items tagged: Michigan Health and Hospital Association

Sunday, 25 September 2022 18:10

North Ottawa eyes opportunities in merger with Trinity Health

GRAND HAVEN — In deciding to merge into the large Trinity Health ecosystem, North Ottawa Community Health System potentially stands to reap one immediate benefit: a greater ability to attract physicians.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 07 July 2022 11:32

State budget deal directs hundreds of millions to mental health; $50M planned for Pine Rest facility

The $50 million earmarked for Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services this year is part of a new state budget that steers hundreds of millions of dollars in public funding to improve access to behavioral health care and increase capacity.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 27 March 2022 18:08

Bills could help small hospitals partner with larger systems as pandemic stresses operations

State legislation drafted to streamline North Ottawa Community Health System’s ability to pursue a merger with a larger health system also could affect several other community hospitals across Michigan.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 30 January 2022 18:12

Health care leaders speak out as workers endure ‘pandemic of violence’

Incidents of abuse and violence against health care workers already occurred at an alarming frequency two years ago.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 19 December 2021 18:10

Hospital execs hope to gain lessons from pandemic-induced staffing crisis

The start of 2022 will be a grim one for hospitals.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 08 December 2021 14:53

State lawmakers advance $1.2 billion plan for health provider, COVID-19 support

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.

Published in Health Care

Wednesday, 06 January 2021 15:48

Whitmer outlines next steps for expanded COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Michigan is moving into the next phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, allowing seniors and some essential frontline workers to receive doses starting Jan. 11, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 14:51

Michigan COVID cases spike as biz leaders seek cooperation among state officials

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the state’s top public health official expressed concern Wednesday about the rising trend of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations since the Michigan Supreme Court struck down dozens of executive orders earlier this month.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 11 October 2020 18:10

Michigan ranks second-lowest for hospital payments in RAND Corp. study

Michigan ranked second-lowest in the nation for what employers and insurance carriers paid hospitals for care compared to payments hospitals received from Medicare from 2016 to 2018.

Published in Health Care

Thursday, 30 July 2020 14:24

Report: Michigan hospitals take $1.1B hit from pandemic

Michigan hospitals took a $1.1 billion financial hit this spring from the COVID-19 pandemic, a cost that continues to grow.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 28 April 2020 17:30

Lawmakers push Whitmer administration to resume elective medical procedures

State lawmakers on Tuesday urged Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to ease temporary restrictions and allow hospitals and other care providers to resume elective or non-essential medical procedures and surgeries.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 13:50

Bronson plans non-clinical staff furloughs

KALAMAZOO — Bronson Healthcare will furlough staff and cut executive pay 25 percent in response to the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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