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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MSU flexes collaborative strategy developed in West Michigan to forge new partnerships
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.
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.
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.
MiBiz Growth Report: July 5, 2020
Here is the MiBiz growth report for July 5, 2020.
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.
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.
MiBiz Growth Report: June 21, 2020
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for June 21, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MiBiz Growth Report: May 10, 2020
Here is the MiBiz growth report for May 10, 2020.
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.
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.
9 Michigan hospitals earn top scores for patient safety
Nine West Michigan hospitals earned top grades in a report card on patient safety.
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.