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Displaying items by tag: Spectrum Health

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
Sunday, 19 April 2020 17:16

Spectrum Health warns heart attack patients to seek immediate care, despite pandemic

GRAND RAPIDS — As Spectrum Health has cared for COVID-19 patients and prepares for a possible surge in the weeks ahead, the number of people coming into the ER at its hospitals with heart attack symptoms has fallen.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 17 April 2020 09:39

Spectrum Health slashes executive pay, reassesses positions as COVID-19 response hits finances

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health plans to aggressively cut costs, starting with executive pay cuts, to shore up finances that have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 12 April 2020 18:44

Preparing for the surge: Hospitals look to add beds, meet staffing challenge in COVID pandemic

A line in Bronson Methodist Hospital’s emergency state filing to temporarily add 300 beds epitomizes the main challenge for boosting capacity for an expected surge in COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 02 April 2020 05:00

Borgess, Pine Rest seek emergency state approval to add hospital beds

KALAMAZOO — Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo asked for emergency approval Wednesday to add 105 beds in anticipation of a surge in COVID-19 patients.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 05:03

Michigan hospitals request state approval for more than 2,500 emergency beds

Hospitals in the region plan to add hundreds of beds in anticipation of a surge of patients from the COVID-19 pandemic, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 30 March 2020 11:33

New state order gives hospitals staffing flexibility to treat COVID-19 patients

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest executive order grants hospitals and other care providers greater flexibility in how they use staff and students to treat COVID-19 patients.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:55

Arsenal of health: Manufacturers shift operations to meet needs during pandemic

Demand for the mobile computer workstations produced by Walker-based health care furniture manufacturer Altus Industries Inc. had already begun to spike as hospitals started setting up quarantine and triage areas in preparation for an influx of COVID-19 patients. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:45

Pandemic could offer tipping point for telemedicine

Since the beginning of the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and other health care providers have urged people with symptoms to use telemedicine first to connect with a doctor.

Published in Health Care

Friday, 27 March 2020 06:21

Spectrum Health prepares GVSU facility for patient overflow

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health has moved beds and equipment into Grand Valley State University’s Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences in preparation for a surge in patients from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 18:33

State requests medical supply donations from residents, businesses

The state now asks businesses and residents to donate essential medical supplies and protective gear to hospitals and other care providers.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 10:41

Spectrum Health, Metro Health request donations of medical supplies

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health and Metro Health today became the latest health systems to appeal for donation of medical supplies.

Published in Health Care

Friday, 20 March 2020 05:00

Spectrum Health collecting protective equipment to sustain supply

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health is seeking items like face masks and hand sanitizer in light of a national shortage of personal protective equipment for hospital workers and patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 12:27

Bronson cancels elective procedures; Blue Cross offer free telemed service

KALAMAZOO — Bronson Healthcare today cancelled all elective surgeries and procedures beginning Wednesday in an attempt to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 16 March 2020 13:51

Spectrum Health cancels non-urgent, non-emergency appointments for 2 weeks

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health, one of the largest providers of health care in Michigan, today cancelled all non-urgent and non-emergency patient appointments, procedures and surgeries for the next two weeks.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 15 March 2020 21:21

Kent County Health Department orders venues to halve capacity amid coronavirus concerns

GRAND RAPIDS — The Kent County Health Department on Sunday ordered restaurants, bars, fitness centers and entertainment venues to reduce their maximum occupancies by 50 percent.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 15 March 2020 12:08

Health system strategy supports more local procurement

GRAND RAPIDS — At $6.9 billion in revenue for its most recent fiscal year, Spectrum Health holds significant economic clout and buying power in the Michigan economy.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 15 March 2020 11:55

Spectrum Health offers drive-up coronavirus testing for patients with physician referral

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health this weekend opened a drive-up location to collect specimens from people who have been referred by a physician for a test for the Coronavirus and COVID-19.

Published in Health Care

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