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Displaying items by tag: Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Wednesday, 11 May 2022 15:51

Pine Rest patient volume exceeds expectations since opening psychiatric urgent care center in 2019

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services’ psychiatric urgent care center has served more than 13,500 patients since opening in 2019, a volume that exceeded expectations and accelerated as the COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on mental health.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 22 March 2022 17:46

Administrative law judge rules in favor of Mercy Health, affiliate’s plan for Kent County psychiatric facility

Mercy Health and a Pennsylvania operator of psychiatric hospitals could get final approval soon to build a new inpatient facility in Kent County.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 10 October 2021 17:15

Health systems build capacity for ‘rapidly growing’ mental health needs

The number of people going to Holland Hospital’s emergency room with a mental health condition grew 50 percent from 2010 to 2017.

Published in Health Care

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
Thursday, 23 September 2021 16:00

Pine Rest requests emergency approval for inpatient psychiatric unit, citing ‘skyrocketing’ demand from COVID-19

GAINES TWP. — Citing “skyrocketing” demand from the COVID-19 pandemic, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services wants to open a 40-bed inpatient psychiatric unit that could transition between serving adults and children and adolescents.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:36

Planned Mercy Health psych hospital comes after partner paid $122M settlement

The Pennsylvania corporation that Mercy Health partnered with to develop a new Kent County psychiatric hospital paid $122 million a year ago to settle allegations of poor patient care and fraudulent billing to Medicaid and Medicare.

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Sunday, 25 April 2021 17:20

Pine Rest psych bed appeal faces long odds, experts say

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services faces long odds to successfully challenge a proposed state decision allowing competitor Havenwyck Hospital Inc. to develop a new psychiatric hospital in Kent County.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 09 October 2020 14:12

Pine Rest, Havenwyck Hospital propose mental health facilities in Kent County

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services and the operator of a suburban Detroit psychiatric hospital each want to develop new inpatient mental health facilities in Kent County.

Published in Health Care
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, 11 October 2020 09:08

MiBiz Growth Report: October 11, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for October 11, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 19 July 2020 17:50

During stressful times, experts advise small business owners on finding ways to cope

Running a small business is stressful enough, and then small business owners recently have had to deal with operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, which only magnifies that stress. 

Published in Small Business
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, 07 June 2020 09:50

MiBiz Growth Report: June 7, 2020

The MiBiz Growth Report for June 7, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
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
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:13

Pine Rest expands telehealth to urgent care services

GRAND RAPIDS — Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services has added an urgent care telehealth service as a way to provide greater convenience and access to mental health care.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 26 April 2020 17:20

Without treatment, mental health experts fear long-term damages from COVID-19

The coronavirus brought swift public health and economic damages, but the mental toll from thousands of deaths, millions on unemployment and isolation could have lasting effects on mental health.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 02 April 2020 05:00

Borgess, Pine Rest seek emergency state approval to add hospital beds

KALAMAZOO — Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo asked for emergency approval Wednesday to add 105 beds in anticipation of a surge in COVID-19 patients.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:45

Pandemic could offer tipping point for telemedicine

Since the beginning of the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and other health care providers have urged people with symptoms to use telemedicine first to connect with a doctor.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:30

CRISIS MODE: West Michigan execs talk leadership strategies amid pandemic

As a global pandemic began to hit West Michigan, executives around the region stepped up to lead their organizations and their employees through the time of crisis. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 29 March 2020 03:00

FINDING A NEW NORMAL: Mental health pros offer advice for anxious employees, employers

The abrupt disruption in daily routines and work lives has surely raised the anxiety level for people, on top of what they may already feel from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 06 December 2019 11:14

State Legislature considers bills to significantly change health care certificate of need regs

Michigan’s certification-of-need regulations for health care projects could undergo significant changes under legislation proposed in Lansing.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 24 November 2019 14:37

Blue Cross pilot seeks to change insurance model for addiction treatment

If the results from a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan pilot program hold up, Dr. William Beecroft hopes to create a new model for health insurers to cover treatment for substance use disorder.

Published in Health Care
Saturday, 23 November 2019 16:52

Growth Report: November 23, 2019

Here is the growth report for November 23, 2019.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 08 November 2019 10:26

Visits grow at Pine Rest’s new psychiatric urgent care center

CUTLERVILLE — The psychiatric urgent care center Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services opened in the spring treated nearly 3,000 people during its first six months, proving a need to improve access to behavioral health care.

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Sunday, 27 October 2019 19:00

Providers praise state legislative action on licensed professional counselors

Had state lawmakers failed to quickly enact legislation enabling licensed professional counselors in Michigan to continue working with clients with mental illness, the result at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services would have been “pretty horrible.”

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 27 October 2019 16:00

REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: Telehealth options move from novelty to norm

half-decade ago, it was a novelty to see your doctor through Skype or a video conference on your smartphone when you felt ill. 

Published in Health Care
Monday, 30 September 2019 15:22

Spectrum Health, Pine Rest partner for teletherapy service

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services launched a teletherapy service to widen access to behavioral health care across the state.

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Sunday, 28 April 2019 18:43

Pine Rest may expand psychiatric urgent care center model

Since deciding last fall to open a psychiatric urgent care center, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services President and CEO Mark Eastburg has heard from interested colleagues at care providers in the region asking about the possibility of replicating the model elsewhere.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 07 January 2019 14:45

Pine Rest gets $1.3 million to participate in Alzheimer’s research

Pine Rest Christian Mental Services was one of five organizations selected to participate in a federally-funded study on treating people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:48

Pine Rest broadens access to psychiatric care with new center

GRAND RAPIDS — The psychiatric urgent care center that Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services plans to open next spring represents the first step toward broadening access to behavioral health care across West Michigan.

Published in Health Care

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