Displaying items by tag: Spectrum Health

Friday, 03 December 2021 16:27

Mercy, Spectrum, UM Health-West at or near capacity with COVID-19 patients

Officials with three major West Michigan health systems reported Friday that their hospitals are at, or near, capacity with COVID-19 patients, test positivity rates are at record highs, and worker fatigue is at its worst levels of the pandemic.

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Sunday, 05 December 2021 18:00

8 West Michigan projects to watch

The construction industry experienced widespread pauses on projects in 2020 during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the backlog made for a packed year in 2021, which features a range of ongoing projects including housing developments and reuses of former industrial buildings.

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 15:35

Department of Defense to dispatch medical teams to GR, Detroit hospitals amid COVID-19 surge

The federal government will dispatch military medical teams to Grand Rapids and the Detroit area next week to support hospitals overwhelmed with patients.

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Tuesday, 23 November 2021 12:55

Spectrum Health moves back to visitor restrictions as more hospitals seek community help with COVID-19 spike

Spectrum Health has reinstituted visitor restrictions at all of its 13 hospitals as COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the state.

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Monday, 22 November 2021 16:45

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Spectrum Health to spend $117M on pay raises, bonuses to combat staffing shortages

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health is planning to spend $117 million in the coming months on pay raises and bonuses as health systems across the country deal with widespread staffing shortages.

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Sunday, 21 November 2021 18:20

Spectrum Health to spend $117M on pay, bonuses to combat staffing woes

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health plans to spend $117 million in the coming months on higher pay and bonuses to help retain and attract workers amid a widespread health care industry staffing shortage.

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Sunday, 21 November 2021 19:00

Health care officials issue warnings as unvaccinated, deferred care patients push capacity

Health systems and emergency medical service agencies in a 13-county region of West Michigan say they are at a “tipping point” from high patient volumes.

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Tuesday, 16 November 2021 13:46

COVID-19, delayed procedures push West Michigan hospitals to capacity

GRAND RAPIDS — The ongoing high demand for care both from people ill with COVID-19 and non-COVID patients who have delayed procedures has some West Michigan hospitals nearing capacity.

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Wednesday, 10 November 2021 10:51

West Michigan hospitals receive top ratings as state ranks 10th for patient safety

Most hospitals in West Michigan have earned an “A” or a “B” grade in a recent biannual report card on patient safety.

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Tuesday, 09 November 2021 15:31

Grand Rapids advances $22M brownfield plan for new Spectrum Health campus

GRAND RAPIDS — City officials have taken another step toward approving $22 million in brownfield incentives for Spectrum Health’s Center for Transformation and Innovation campus.

Sunday, 07 November 2021 18:50

‘Employee-driven market’ stalls commercial office leasing, investments

West Michigan’s commercial office market is in a lull as companies remain hesitant to bring back workers while offering more flexible schedules, leading to worsening vacancy rates and a lack of investment in new construction.

Sunday, 07 November 2021 18:40

Federal merger review backlog continues to stall Spectrum-Beaumont deal

The regulatory review of the proposed merger between  Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health has taken longer than expected as the Federal Trade Commission examines a recent flood of deals.

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Wednesday, 13 October 2021 14:56

Grand Rapids to consider $22M in brownfield incentives for 8-story Spectrum Health development

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health has filed a Brownfield Plan Amendment for its new Center for Transformation and Innovation, an eight-story office tower planned for the Monroe North neighborhood near downtown Grand Rapids. 

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 12:08

TowerPinkster to acquire Indiana-based architectural firm to expand reach

TowerPinkster and Indiana-based Kovert Hawkins Architects Inc. are merging to create a more geographically diverse design firm, the companies announced today.

Sunday, 10 October 2021 17:45

New Spectrum center would move low-risk cardiac procedures away from hospital

Spectrum Health wants to move certain cardiac catheterization procedures out of the hospital setting to a new $23.2 million outpatient surgical center planned on Grand Rapids’ northeast side.

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Sunday, 10 October 2021 17:15

Health systems build capacity for ‘rapidly growing’ mental health needs

The number of people going to Holland Hospital’s emergency room with a mental health condition grew 50 percent from 2010 to 2017.

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Friday, 24 September 2021 15:53

Spectrum-Beaumont merger plan likely to miss fall deadline amid regulatory review delays

Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health said today that they “continue to make progress” toward a proposed merger that would create the largest health system based in Michigan, although the regulatory review process has been taking longer than expected.

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Thursday, 02 September 2021 15:22

Spectrum, Beaumont advance merger with formal integration agreement

Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health have signed a formal integration agreement to advance plans for a blockbuster merger, the health systems announced today.

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Monday, 30 August 2021 14:10

Crain’s Detroit: Regulators reviewing Spectrum, Beaumont merger ahead of fall closing

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is in the middle of its antitrust review of the proposed merger between Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health.

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Sunday, 29 August 2021 16:35

Faith-based care provider eyes future growth beyond latest Newaygo expansion

A new medical office in Newaygo could become the start of a far broader expansion across Michigan and perhaps nationally for Christian Healthcare Centers Inc.

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Monday, 23 August 2021 12:49

Biersack appointed as president of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

GRAND RAPIDS — Mercy Health Saint Mary’s has named Dr. Matt Biersack as president after he served in the role on an interim basis for the past five months.

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Sunday, 15 August 2021 17:25

Monroe North hospitality businesses anticipate boost from Spectrum Health development

GRAND RAPIDS — Business owners in the Monroe North neighborhood near downtown are anticipating an influx in activity when about 1,200 employees are expected to work from Spectrum Health’s planned eight-story office development.

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 16:48

Spectrum, Ascension to require workforce COVID-19 vaccines

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health will require COVID-19 vaccinations of employees, students, volunteers and contractors, although not until the vaccines are fully approved by federal regulators.

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Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:24

After failed mergers and employee dissension, Beaumont Health seeks to join a rising star

In May 2007, William Beaumont Hospitals — which at the time operated community hospitals in Royal Oak and Troy — acquired the Bon Secours Hospital in Grosse Pointe.

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Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:17

Born from a merger, Spectrum Health grows into major health care player

The seeds for what became West Michigan’s largest health care provider took root nearly three decades ago.

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Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:10

Office workers gradually return to downtowns as officials forecast a new landscape

The short-term outlook of city officials and commercial real estate experts is improving as office workers gradually return to in-person work, and they share an optimism as downtowns reawaken from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, 06 July 2021 18:11

Spectrum Health buys Eastern Kille Distillery property for $3.75M in major return for craft spirits maker

GRAND RAPIDS — The owners of Eastern Kille Distillery have sold their Grand Rapids manufacturing and tasting room property to Spectrum Health, generating a major return on the craft spirit makers’ real estate investment as they seek to maintain operations within the city.

Sunday, 04 July 2021 16:15

Reporter's Notebook: Merging cultures will be key to Spectrum-Beaumont deal

If culture truly does trump strategy, then add one more complexity to the proposed merger between Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health.

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Friday, 25 June 2021 12:26

Former Spectrum CFO sees no ‘compelling reason’ for merger with Beaumont

Spectrum Health’s former chief financial officer was “stunned” when he learned about the health system’s proposed merger with Beaumont Health, and doubts the plan will achieve the intended goals.

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Monday, 21 June 2021 16:29

Employer group raises concerns over proposed Spectrum-Beaumont merger

The proposed merger between Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health that would form the largest in-state health system in Michigan has drawn concern from a statewide business-labor coalition that worries about the resulting potential for higher prices.

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