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Displaying items by tag: Spectrum Health

Sunday, 08 November 2020 17:16

Spectrum Health plans $72M projects

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.

Published in Health Care
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
Thursday, 29 October 2020 16:20

State clamps down on gathering sizes, restaurants as COVID cases surge

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.

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 27 October 2020 16:44

Perrigo CEO sees Grand Rapids Medical Mile as potential ‘Silicon Valley of self-care’

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. 

Published in Economic Development
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
Monday, 19 October 2020 16:34

Johnson & Johnson CEO discusses COVID-19 vaccine process with GR Economic Club

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.

Published in Health Care

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
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
Monday, 31 August 2020 11:22

MiBiz Growth Report: August 31, 2020

Here is the MiBiz growth report for August 31, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 30 August 2020 17:43

Health Alliance Plan’s West Michigan entry part of broader strategic growth

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.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 27 August 2020 16:14

Insurance earnings, pandemic relief lead to first-half gains for Spectrum Health

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.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 15:18

Spectrum Health names new president of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health today named Dr. Hossain Marandi as president of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

Published in Health Care

Friday, 14 August 2020 12:01

Health officials: Kent Co. employee screening program helping to limit COVID spread

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.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 06 August 2020 16:45

The Right Place leader Birgit Klohs to retire after 33 years

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.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 02 August 2020 17:00

New diversity-focused VC fund seeks $5M locally before making national pitch

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.

Published in Finance

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
Sunday, 19 July 2020 18:12

HAP bringing group health plans, competition to West Michigan in ’21

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. 

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 17:35

Recycling company plans to reduce food waste for grocers, restaurants

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. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 19 July 2020 16:42

Q&A: Tina Freese Decker President and CEO Spectrum Health

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.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 05:52

Spectrum Health adds to land acquisitions around new Grand Rapids development

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.


Thursday, 09 July 2020 13:30

Whitmer order to require implicit bias training for health professionals

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.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 09 July 2020 11:24

Michigan at ‘dangerous tipping point’ for COVID-19, health leaders warn

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.

Published in Health Care
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, 05 July 2020 11:59

Health tech firms address emerging needs brought on by COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting emerging market needs gave opportunity to two Grand Rapids-area health care technology companies.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 05 July 2020 10:34

GR 2030 District shifts focus to indoor air quality

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.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 05 July 2020 10:04

MiBiz Growth Report: July 5, 2020

Here is the MiBiz growth report for July 5, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 01 July 2020 15:02

Zeeland hospital again ranks among top nationally

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.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 22 June 2020 15:24

Spectrum Health closes on another property along Medical Mile

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health has added to its growing list of property acquisitions northeast of downtown and near its Butterworth Hospital campus.

Sunday, 21 June 2020 09:14

MiBiz Growth Report: June 21, 2020

Here is the MiBiz  Growth Report for June 21, 2020.

Published in Economic Development

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