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GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health plans to develop two new facilities for rehabilitation and nursing home care in Grand Rapids, plus a third center specializing in outpatient orthopedic surgeries.
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.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has extended emergency orders that reinstates restrictions on gathering sizes and requires bars and restaurants to collect contact information from customers to aid in contract tracing.
GRAND RAPIDS — Executives at Perrigo Co. plc believe the company’s new North American headquarters will fit in neatly with the city of Grand Rapids’ burgeoning health care sector along Medical Mile.
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.
GRAND RAPIDS — Johnson & Johnson hopes to bring a COVID-19 vaccine to market in the first half of 2021 in what would be a fraction of the time usually needed to develop and introduce a safe and effective new product.
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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.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for October 11, 2020.
Health Alliance Plan’s entry into the West Michigan market comes amid a broader strategic push to grow and become a larger statewide player for employee health benefits.
GRAND RAPIDS — Strong earnings for Priority Health — combined with millions of dollars in state and federal aid — enabled Spectrum Health to remain in the black for the first half of 2020 despite operating losses at its hospitals.
GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health today named Dr. Hossain Marandi as president of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.
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An employee health screening program that includes dozens of Kent County businesses is helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community and keep key statistics at a relatively low and steady rate, health experts said today.
Birgit Klohs, the dean of economic developers in West Michigan and across the state, plans to retire after more than three decades of leading The Right Place Inc.
GRAND RAPIDS — A new venture capital fund to invest in businesses owned by racial and ethnic minorities looks to secure financial backing locally before reaching out nationally for investors.
Michigan hospitals took a $1.1 billion financial hit this spring from the COVID-19 pandemic, a cost that continues to grow.
When it enters the West Michigan commercial health insurance market in 2021, the state’s third largest health plan will offer both large group and small group policies.
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.
GRAND RAPIDS — A recycling company hopes to help Kent County achieve its ambitious goal of diverting 90 percent of the county’s trash from landfills by 2030 by working directly with restaurants and grocers to reduce food and beverage waste.
A coalition of Michigan business and health care leaders recently warned that the state is at a “dangerous tipping point” in the COVID-19 pandemic and “at risk of losing ground it has sacrificed for months to gain” as the number of new cases again rose each day. As of July 16, Michigan had 71,842 confirmed cases of COVID-19, a daily increase of 645 cases.
GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health has acquired two more properties in the Monroe North business district to use for its future Center for Transformation and Innovation campus development.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered state officials to create rules requiring implicit bias training for Michigan health professionals as they seek licensure, registration and renewals as a way to ensure equity in health care access.
A coalition of business and health care leaders across the state today warned Michigan is at a “dangerous tipping point” in the COVID-19 pandemic and “at risk of losing ground it has sacrificed for months to gain.” The group cited increases in new daily cases in the last month after two months of steady decline. They include a record 610 new cases Wednesday, and more than 1,400 between July 2 and 4.
A 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.
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting emerging market needs gave opportunity to two Grand Rapids-area health care technology companies.
For nearly five years, the U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan has helped Grand Rapids property owners reduce their energy usage and hosts an annual competition celebrating the “biggest losers” statewide.
Spectrum Health’s Zeeland Community Hospital has again been named among the top 100 hospitals in the U.S., according to an annual ranking by Fortune/IBM Watson Health.
GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health has added to its growing list of property acquisitions northeast of downtown and near its Butterworth Hospital campus.