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Displaying items by tag: Spectrum Health

Sunday, 19 May 2019 20:58

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, 5 Spectrum Hospitals get top grades in patient safety report

GRAND RAPIDS — Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids and five Spectrum Health-owned hospitals earned top grades in a semi-annual report on patient safety. Spectrum Health’s Big Rapids, Ludington, Pennock Hospital in Hastings, United Hospital in Greenville and Zeeland Community Hospital joined Saint Mary’s in earning an “A” grade in the spring report card issued by The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based advocate for health care quality and patient safety.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 12 May 2019 20:41

LEARNING TO CRAWL: Spectrum Health Ventures stakes out space in health care investing

GRAND RAPIDS — Two years ago, the venture capital arm that health system Spectrum Health formed to back innovative health care startups had to go looking for deals because nobody in the field knew it existed. Today, Spectrum Health Ventures LLC faces a much different situation. Investment prospects now often come from referrals by other large health systems across the U.S. that also operate venture capital arms and want co-investors for deals.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 21 April 2019 21:05

OST develops CareCircle to share private updates about patients

What began as a way for a software developer to keep families and friends updated on his daughter’s condition became a business opportunity for Open System Technologies Inc. in the health care industry. After a year-long pilot with Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids-based OST has begun to pitch the CareCircle service to health systems across the U.S., starting with the more than 100 hospitals that are already clients.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 18 March 2019 16:39

4 Spectrum Health hospitals ranked among top in the nation by IBM Watson Health

Spectrum Health-owned hospitals in Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids, Zeeland and St. Joseph are among seven in Michigan ranked in an annual list of the 100 Top Hospitals in the U.S.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 10 March 2019 20:57

Grand Rapids, major area employers to host open house for suppliers

An upcoming open house provides companies a chance to connect with Spectrum Health, the City of Grand Rapids, Grand Valley State University and the Grand Rapids Public Schools. The city and Spectrum Health organized the Meet the Buyers open house for 2-5p.m., Thursday, March 14 at the David D. Hunting YMCA on Lake Michigan Drive in downtown. The open house gives companies a chance to meet with buyers and learn about bidding opportunities with organizations that have $1.5 billion in annual collective buying power.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 20 January 2019 23:51

By joining generic drug consortium, Spectrum Health hopes to avoid price spikes

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health joined a consortium of large health systems across the U.S. as way to reduce the cost and ensure the availability of generic medications. Through the nonprofit Civica Rx, the Grand Rapids-based health system hopes to cut by 20 percent or more the cost of generic drugs used in surgeries and patient treatments.

Published in Health Care


Monday, 07 January 2019 14:37

Spectrum Health joins nonprofit consortium seeking to make generic meds

Spectrum Health was among a dozen members to join a consortium of health systems across the nation that plan to produce their own generic medications to address a shortage.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 23 December 2018 15:57

Crystal Ball 2019 Outlook Q&A: Tina Freese Decker, Spectrum Health

Tina Freese Decker became president and CEO at Spectrum Health on Sept. 1 following the retirement of Rick Breon. She leads West Michigan’s largest health system as the industry adapts to a combination of forces driving change, including greater consumerism and personalizing care to individual patients. As well, the industry has shifted to focus on keeping people healthy rather than treating them when they’re ill or injured, an economic model that rewards quality and pays care providers for outcomes rather than volume. Spectrum Health in 2018 moved into the Southwestern Michigan market with the merger of Lakeland Health in St. Joseph, and this fall formed a new partnership with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 16 December 2018 18:55

Second phase of MSU’s Grand Rapids Research Center to help bring innovation to market

GRAND RAPIDS — Dr. Norman Beauchamp hopes a new innovation center at the Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center downtown will help get clinical discoveries to patients faster.


Sunday, 11 November 2018 21:34

Spectrum inks $5 million, two-property deal with Third Coast Development

GRAND RAPIDS —  is the new owner of two more properties along the Michigan Street corridor. 

Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:52

With collaboration agreement, Spectrum Health, Mary Free Bed put aside past friction

GRAND RAPIDS — A new agreement for collaboration formalizes ties and sets the foundation for Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and Spectrum Health to work closer together.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:48

Pine Rest broadens access to psychiatric care with new center

GRAND RAPIDS — The psychiatric urgent care center that Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services plans to open next spring represents the first step toward broadening access to behavioral health care across West Michigan.

Published in Health Care


Friday, 09 November 2018 12:09

Michigan ranks 11th nationally for hospital patient safety in new report card

More hospitals than ever in Michigan earned a top grade in a semi-annual report card on patient safety.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 01 November 2018 13:25

Mary Free Bed, Spectrum Health sign agreement for collaboration

Spectrum Health and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital are forming a “deeper relationship” to work together on research and coordinating patient care.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 28 October 2018 15:00

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 29, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 29, 2018.

Published in Finance

Friday, 12 October 2018 19:02

With deal for Lakeland complete, Spectrum Health now shifts focus to integration

Acquiring Lakeland Health solidly positions Spectrum Health in a new market in Southwest Michigan.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 01 October 2018 10:29

Spectrum Health finalizes merger with Lakeland Health

Lakeland Health today became a part of Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health as the two finalized a merger agreement.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 28 September 2018 19:57

With new $8 million raise, Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions paves way for exit

The $8 million that Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions LLC wants to raise in a new capital round would support completion of a clinical trial in Europe and pay for an upcoming U.S. trial.

Published in Health Care

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 18:35

Controversy mounts over GR Chamber endorsement of Schuette in race for Michigan governor

The backlash against the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce over its controversial endorsement of GOP Michigan gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette continues to percolate.

Published in Breaking News
Saturday, 15 September 2018 21:25

Departing Saint Mary’s president leaves hospital ‘in outstanding shape’

Bill Manns’ pending departure from Mercy Health Saint Mary’s to run sister hospitals in Southeast Michigan came about as the result of both a professional and personal decision.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 31 August 2018 21:47

THINKING BIG: Rick Breon reflects on 18 years leading West Michigan’s largest health care organization

Before Spectrum Health grew into what it has become today, Rick Breon first had to tackle a fundamental issue that he saw standing in the way: culture.

Published in Health Care

Friday, 31 August 2018 21:25

Spectrum Health to take more active role in supporting, funding medical innovations

GRAND RAPIDS — A new business arm gives Spectrum Health the ability to delve deeper into commercializing medical innovations alongside other health systems across the nation.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 26 August 2018 19:40

Spectrum Health settles federal case with Colorado firm

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health and a Colorado company have reached an agreement to settle a federal lawsuit over use of the MedNow name for telehealth services.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 12 August 2018 19:21

Spectrum Health asks court to dismiss federal trademark case

Spectrum Health is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Denver-area company that alleged the West Michigan-based MedNow telemedicine service infringes on its trademark.

Published in Health Care

Saturday, 04 August 2018 15:26

Spectrum Health targets employers in growing Strive membership program

GRAND RAPIDS — After building a solid membership base in the first year, Spectrum Health wants to grow its downtown primary care practice by appealing directly to employers.

Published in Health Care
Saturday, 04 August 2018 15:10

Mercy Health deal for medical group expands presence in growing Ottawa County

GRAND HAVEN — A deal for North Ottawa Community Health System’s medical group raises Mercy Health’s presence in the growing Ottawa County market where it’s been investing for a few years.

Published in Health Care
Saturday, 21 July 2018 11:22

Spectrum-Lakeland deal could help Priority Health expand in SW Michigan

Spectrum Health’s potential acquisition of Lakeland Health could possibly provide a boost for Priority Health to pick up business in the Southwest Michigan market. 

Published in Health Care

Saturday, 21 July 2018 10:30

Freese Decker ‘energized’ to lead Spectrum Health amid changing industry

GRAND RAPIDS — Tina Freese Decker takes over as president and CEO at Spectrum Health later this summer as the health care industry adapts to a combination of changes. 

Published in Health Care
Friday, 20 July 2018 17:22

Spectrum Health tackles largest acquisition yet with Lakeland deal

ST. JOSEPH — Knowing the business wouldn’t get any easier, directors at Lakeland Health decided the best route into the future was to pursue a deal with another health system.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 12:49

Spectrum Health selects Freese Decker as next CEO

Tina Freese Decker, who started at Spectrum Health 16 years ago and steadily moved up the executive leadership ranks, will become its next president and CEO on Sept. 1.

Published in Breaking News

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