Displaying items by tag: Spectrum Health

Wednesday, 09 February 2022 13:04

Legislature approves $300M in COVID relief funding to help retain health care workers

Legislation allocating $1.2 billion in pandemic relief funding that’s now headed to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for her signature includes $300 million to help health care providers retain and attract staff.

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Monday, 31 January 2022 16:43

Future health care costs in focus as Spectrum, Beaumont finalize merger

The new health system that Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health plan to launch Tuesday will have considerable market clout in the Michigan health care market, raising concerns about the potential effect on costs.

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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.

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Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:00

Hospitals delay care, add beds, shift staff in ‘most challenging’ COVID surge yet

 Hospitals and their medical personnel who are already deeply strained from high patient volumes face an even tougher time in the weeks ahead as COVID-19 cases rise and hospitalizations reach new peaks.

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Thursday, 13 January 2022 13:33

Spectrum Health announces $151M in facility expansions, including new 11-story medical center in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health plans to spend $151 million to develop three new outpatient medical centers in downtown and rural markets north of Grand Rapids.

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Tuesday, 11 January 2022 13:43

‘This surge is not like the others:’ State health officials expect spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations in coming month

Michigan is poised to see a “very sharp crest” in the coming weeks in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations as the delta and omicron virus variants sicken thousands more people in a post-holiday surge, according to state health officials.

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Tuesday, 28 December 2021 13:30

Spectrum Health approved for 54 additional hospital beds in case COVID surge worsens

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health can temporarily add another 54 inpatient hospital beds in Grand Rapids should a surge in patients from the COVID-19 pandemic worsen in the coming weeks.

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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.

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Sunday, 19 December 2021 18:40

Completing a blockbuster merger, overcoming COVID fatigue top Spectrum Health exec’s priorities

Spectrum Health looks to close next year on a blockbuster merger with Southfield-based Beaumont Health. T

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Wednesday, 08 December 2021 12:54

Mercy Health Muskegon granted emergency OK for additional 37 beds to deal with COVID surge

MUSKEGON — Mercy Health Muskegon has received emergency state approval to add 37 beds to handle high patient volumes amid the current COVID-19 surge.

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Friday, 03 December 2021 16:27

Mercy, Spectrum, UM Health-West at or near capacity with COVID-19 patients

Officials with three major West Michigan health systems reported Friday that their hospitals are at, or near, capacity with COVID-19 patients, test positivity rates are at record highs, and worker fatigue is at its worst levels of the pandemic.

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Sunday, 05 December 2021 18:00

8 West Michigan projects to watch

The construction industry experienced widespread pauses on projects in 2020 during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the backlog made for a packed year in 2021, which features a range of ongoing projects including housing developments and reuses of former industrial buildings.

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 15:35

Department of Defense to dispatch medical teams to GR, Detroit hospitals amid COVID-19 surge

The federal government will dispatch military medical teams to Grand Rapids and the Detroit area next week to support hospitals overwhelmed with patients.

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Tuesday, 23 November 2021 12:55

Spectrum Health moves back to visitor restrictions as more hospitals seek community help with COVID-19 spike

Spectrum Health has reinstituted visitor restrictions at all of its 13 hospitals as COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the state.

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Monday, 22 November 2021 16:45

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Spectrum Health to spend $117M on pay raises, bonuses to combat staffing shortages

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health is planning to spend $117 million in the coming months on pay raises and bonuses as health systems across the country deal with widespread staffing shortages.

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Sunday, 21 November 2021 18:20

Spectrum Health to spend $117M on pay, bonuses to combat staffing woes

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health plans to spend $117 million in the coming months on higher pay and bonuses to help retain and attract workers amid a widespread health care industry staffing shortage.

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Sunday, 21 November 2021 19:00

Health care officials issue warnings as unvaccinated, deferred care patients push capacity

Health systems and emergency medical service agencies in a 13-county region of West Michigan say they are at a “tipping point” from high patient volumes.

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Tuesday, 16 November 2021 13:46

COVID-19, delayed procedures push West Michigan hospitals to capacity

GRAND RAPIDS — The ongoing high demand for care both from people ill with COVID-19 and non-COVID patients who have delayed procedures has some West Michigan hospitals nearing capacity.

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Wednesday, 10 November 2021 10:51

West Michigan hospitals receive top ratings as state ranks 10th for patient safety

Most hospitals in West Michigan have earned an “A” or a “B” grade in a recent biannual report card on patient safety.

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Tuesday, 09 November 2021 15:31

Grand Rapids advances $22M brownfield plan for new Spectrum Health campus

GRAND RAPIDS — City officials have taken another step toward approving $22 million in brownfield incentives for Spectrum Health’s Center for Transformation and Innovation campus.

Sunday, 07 November 2021 18:50

‘Employee-driven market’ stalls commercial office leasing, investments

West Michigan’s commercial office market is in a lull as companies remain hesitant to bring back workers while offering more flexible schedules, leading to worsening vacancy rates and a lack of investment in new construction.

Sunday, 07 November 2021 18:40

Federal merger review backlog continues to stall Spectrum-Beaumont deal

The regulatory review of the proposed merger between  Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health has taken longer than expected as the Federal Trade Commission examines a recent flood of deals.

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Wednesday, 13 October 2021 14:56

Grand Rapids to consider $22M in brownfield incentives for 8-story Spectrum Health development

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health has filed a Brownfield Plan Amendment for its new Center for Transformation and Innovation, an eight-story office tower planned for the Monroe North neighborhood near downtown Grand Rapids. 

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 12:08

TowerPinkster to acquire Indiana-based architectural firm to expand reach

TowerPinkster and Indiana-based Kovert Hawkins Architects Inc. are merging to create a more geographically diverse design firm, the companies announced today.

Sunday, 10 October 2021 17:45

New Spectrum center would move low-risk cardiac procedures away from hospital

Spectrum Health wants to move certain cardiac catheterization procedures out of the hospital setting to a new $23.2 million outpatient surgical center planned on Grand Rapids’ northeast side.

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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.

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Friday, 24 September 2021 15:53

Spectrum-Beaumont merger plan likely to miss fall deadline amid regulatory review delays

Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health said today that they “continue to make progress” toward a proposed merger that would create the largest health system based in Michigan, although the regulatory review process has been taking longer than expected.

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Thursday, 02 September 2021 15:22

Spectrum, Beaumont advance merger with formal integration agreement

Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health have signed a formal integration agreement to advance plans for a blockbuster merger, the health systems announced today.

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Monday, 30 August 2021 14:10

Crain’s Detroit: Regulators reviewing Spectrum, Beaumont merger ahead of fall closing

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is in the middle of its antitrust review of the proposed merger between Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health.

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Sunday, 29 August 2021 16:35

Faith-based care provider eyes future growth beyond latest Newaygo expansion

A new medical office in Newaygo could become the start of a far broader expansion across Michigan and perhaps nationally for Christian Healthcare Centers Inc.

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