Affiliating with the University of Michigan Health System would give Metro Health scale and the access to expertise and capital needed for breaking out of the shadows of its larger competitors in Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health is the newest member of a statewide coalition of clinically-integrated health systems.
Two Grand Rapids care providers have rolled out new initiatives that further expand telehealth offerings.
GRAND RAPIDS — The planned opening of two Florida centers this fall will mark the first steps in a national growth strategy for Grand Rapids-based Neurocore LLC in the years ahead.
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 22, 2016.
• M&A: Dublin-based Perrigo Co. plc (NYSE: PRGO), which maintains its corporate headquarters in Allegan, Mich., will acquire Geiss, Destin & Dunn Inc. (GDD) of Peachtree City, Ga., according to a statement. GDD is a small national distributor of over-the-counter health care and consumer products to non-chain retail stores and institutional markets. Perrigo expects the deal, the terms for which were not disclosed, to close by the end of the month. The deal will strengthen and diversify its U.S. retail network, “providing us direct access to the non-mass retail market,” according to CEO John Hendrickson. GDD previously distributed Perrigo’s products.
GRAND RAPIDS — Two organizations that represent independent physicians in West Michigan could morph into a single new group they formed last year to give greater voice to doctors who operate their own medical practices.
Amid growing demand for health care talent, the partners behind a medical assistant apprenticeship program now look to expand the model to other in-demand areas.
GRAND RAPIDS — Five years after performing its first adult heart transplant, Spectrum Health not only treats more patients locally but also now looks to reach out to people in new markets.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan plans to ramp up a telemedicine service that enables members to connect electronically with physicians to discuss minor medical issues.
KALAMAZOO — Life sciences startup Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions LLC of Kalamazoo netted $1.4 million so far in a push to raise up to $7 million in Series B capital.