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Displaying items by tag: Spectrum Health

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
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 10:21

Grand Rapids youth program will temporarily employ 1,000 residents

GRAND RAPIDS — A youth employment program will launch this summer, employing 1,000 Grand Rapids residents ages 15-21. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 14 June 2020 20:28

Spectrum Health pledges $100 million to address inequities in health care

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health, the largest care provider in Western Michigan, has committed at least $100 million over the next decade to address racial and ethnic disparities and improve equity in health care.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 07 June 2020 18:10

GETTING BACK TO CARE: Hospitals resume services as COVID concerns linger

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, primary care physicians and specialists at Metro Health-University of Michigan Health typically saw about 2,250 patients each day.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 28 May 2020 05:58

Integrated Architecture begins $2M renovation to move headquarters to Monroe North

GRAND RAPIDS — Integrated Architecture LLC is starting construction this week to renovate a 13,600-square-foot building north of downtown into its new headquarters. 

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 17:32

Kent County initiative to compile health screening data from employers

GRAND RAPIDS — A public-private partnership launched this week aims to compile health screening data from hundreds of Kent County companies in an effort to monitor and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 10 May 2020 12:15

MiBiz Growth Report: May 10, 2020

Here is the MiBiz growth report for May 10, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 16:58

Metro Health implements 12-week voluntary furloughs in response to estimated $40M operating loss

WYOMING — Metro Health-University of Michigan Health System will start voluntary staff furloughs next week in response to the “lasting” financial consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 16:25

West Michigan health directors say hospitals prepared as COVID-19 cases increase

The heads of two West Michigan public health agencies say they are unconcerned about the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases here as death tolls remain relatively flat and hospitals haven’t reached capacity.

Published in Health Care

Wednesday, 06 May 2020 08:29

9 Michigan hospitals earn top scores for patient safety

Nine West Michigan hospitals earned top grades in a report card on patient safety.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 05 May 2020 18:12

Spectrum Health issues layoffs in wake of ‘dramatic’ financial blow from COVID-19 response

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health has been laying off staff in the last week, citing a “dramatic” financial hit from the COVID-19 pandemic that’s left hospitals unable to perform elective and non-emergency surgeries and procedures and driven up expenses.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 28 April 2020 17:30

Lawmakers push Whitmer administration to resume elective medical procedures

State lawmakers on Tuesday urged Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to ease temporary restrictions and allow hospitals and other care providers to resume elective or non-essential medical procedures and surgeries.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 27 April 2020 16:11

Spectrum Health expands COVID-19 testing to 1,000 people daily

GRAND RAPIDS — New supplies and equipment have enabled Spectrum Health to test 1,000 people a day for COVID-19.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 26 April 2020 18:00

Health systems face financial crisis brought on by pandemic

In normal times, Trinity Health’s seven hospitals across Michigan generate combined operating income of $9 million to $10 million a month.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 05:04

More West Michigan hospitals request emergency state approval to boost bed capacity

Plans for additional beds to handle a potential surge in COVID-19 patients in West Michigan now include hospitals in Holland and Zeeland.

Published in Health Care

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