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Displaying items by tag: Spectrum Health

Sunday, 08 December 2019 18:00

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: Spectrum-Lakeland deal only bolsters Priority Health inroads to SW Michigan market

Even before Spectrum Health acquired Lakeland Health in St. Joseph, the Spectrum-owned Priority Health was making inroads in Southwest Michigan.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 08 December 2019 17:30

Hope Network adds CMO to address social barriers to health, forge partnerships

Creating the new role of chief medical officer positions Hope Network to better meet the major trends occurring in health care today as well as to craft new partnerships with care providers.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 24 November 2019 19:35

Organizers aim to unite Holland community via soccer

As someone born and raised in Holland, Trent Ramos noticed a divide among fellow residents.

Published in Economic Development

Saturday, 23 November 2019 16:52

Growth Report: November 23, 2019

Here is the growth report for November 23, 2019.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 22 November 2019 11:03

Priority Health-Total Health merger secures state regulatory approval

GRAND RAPIDS — The merger between Priority Health and Detroit-based HMO Total Health Care Inc. heads to a close in the new year after receiving state regulatory approval.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 22 November 2019 11:10

MSU to leverage public-private partnership for new Grand Rapids facility

Michigan State University’s new Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building builds on a uniquely West Michigan model of public-private partnerships that’s been behind some of the largest projects in Grand Rapids.

Published in Health Care


Monday, 18 November 2019 17:30

Facing insolvency, Gill Corp. seeks ‘exorbitant demands,’ customer alleges in bombshell lawsuit

GRAND RAPIDS — A bombshell new lawsuit alleges that Grand Rapids-based Tier 1 automotive supplier Gill Corp. is demanding “ransom” from its customers as the metal stamper dissolves its operations. 

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 11:56

Spectrum Health acquires office building on Medical Mile

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health continues to scoop up property along Michigan Street east of downtown and its Butterworth Hospital campus. 

Sunday, 10 November 2019 21:00

Closure of Grand Rapids facility fuels concern over medical device shortage

The stoppage of medical device sterilization at a Grand Rapids facility by the end of the year is adding to local and national concerns about the availability of critical health care equipment.

Published in Manufacturing

Thursday, 07 November 2019 13:39

8 West Michigan hospitals garner top grades in semi-annual patient safety report card

A pair of Spectrum Health-owned hospitals maintained their streaks by earnings top grades in a semi-annual report card on patient safety.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 12:15

Lawmakers could block proposed state rule on advanced cancer treatment

State lawmakers are looking to set aside a panel’s decision that would require hospitals to earn third-party accreditation if they want to provide an emerging, complex and potentially lethal cancer treatment.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 27 October 2019 16:00

REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: Telehealth options move from novelty to norm

half-decade ago, it was a novelty to see your doctor through Skype or a video conference on your smartphone when you felt ill. 

Published in Health Care


Saturday, 26 October 2019 08:47

Growth Report: Oct. 26, 2019

MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 26, 2019.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 14:16

Gill Industries explores sale of downtown Grand Rapids plant to Spectrum Health

GRAND RAPIDS — Stamping manufacturer Gill Industries Inc. is exploring its options to sell its facility on Bond Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids as Spectrum Health has proposed a new $100 million building at that site. 

Sunday, 20 October 2019 13:04

MSU, Spectrum Health to research using existing drugs for rare diseases

A researcher at Michigan State University secured federal backing for a study to examine the potential to use existing drugs to treat so-called orphan diseases.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 13 October 2019 16:31

M&A Awards: Ranir deal positions Perrigo to seize self-care opportunity

Perrigo Co. plc’s $750 million acquisition of Ranir Global Holdings LLC brought together two companies that essentially were following the same path when their CEOs decided to talk business toward the end of 2018.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 30 September 2019 15:22

Spectrum Health, Pine Rest partner for teletherapy service

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services launched a teletherapy service to widen access to behavioral health care across the state.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 15 September 2019 18:00

Backed by patent protection, medical device startup gets closer to commercialization

GRAND RAPIDS — Securing patent protection boosts the chances of a startup company to land the financing needed to commercialize a physical therapy medical device that was developed at Spectrum Health.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 15 September 2019 17:41

Strong growth drives Mary Free Bed’s latest addition

GRAND RAPIDS — Strong growth in patient volumes over the last several years led Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital to take on an expansion project much sooner than expected.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 15 September 2019 15:24

Delays extend Grand Rapids Whitewater start to 2021

GRAND RAPIDS — Officials expect to begin the $45 million project to restore the rapids in the Grand River by July 2021, later than they had originally projected.

Friday, 30 August 2019 11:49

Spectrum Health plans early use of heart attack warning device

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health wants to become one of the first cardiac care providers in the nation to use an innovative diagnostic device that monitors and warns cardiac patients of an impending heart attack.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 01 September 2019 18:11

Deal could make Priority Health stronger in SE Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS — Acquiring a Detroit-based HMO gives Priority Health a greater market presence in Southeast Michigan.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 02 September 2019 13:03

Spectrum Health hopes to apply lessons from closed Strive practice

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health aims to incorporate some of the lessons learned from operating the former Strive primary care and wellness office into its medical practices across West Michigan.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 25 August 2019 12:10

Spectrum Health closes downtown membership-based Strive practice

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health has closed Strive, the primary care medical and wellness practice started in downtown Grand Rapids two years ago that sought to bring a unique care model to the market.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 07 July 2019 19:00

Bronson begins national search for next CEO

KALAMAZOO — The last time Bronson Methodist Hospital hired a new CEO, the organization operated a single hospital with an assortment of outpatient clinics in the Kalamazoo area.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:00

GR could fund parking expansion in next budget

GRAND RAPIDS — Citing high occupancy in the city’s parking facilities and a long waitlist for monthly parking passes, Grand Rapids is considering plans to build two new parking decks to expand options for downtown workers.

Friday, 21 June 2019 11:39

MiBiz Growth Report: June 24, 2019

Here is the growth report for June 24, 2019.

Published in Finance

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 12:37

Spectrum Health Ventures invests in care planning startup

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health Ventures LLC was among the lead investors that invested $10.3 million in Vynca Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif.-based provider of advanced care planning.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 09:28

Priority Health to buy Detroit-area TPA

GRAND RAPIDS — The planned acquisition of a Detroit-area third-party benefits administrator will give Priority Health a greater ability to pursue business with employers that self-fund their health benefits.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 06 June 2019 07:45

Detroit-based Children’s Foundation seeks new partnerships in West Michigan

Operating under a new name, a Detroit-based foundation for children aims to carve out a philanthropic role in West Michigan and create a statewide presence.

Published in Nonprofits

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