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Displaying items by tag: Spectrum Health

Sunday, 12 March 2017 08:00

Spectrum Health forms VC fund to invest up to $100M in health care companies

Spectrum Health has formed a new venture capital fund that could invest up to $100 million into health care-related companies over the next decade, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 05 March 2017 19:57

Telemed services surpass growth expectations

GRAND RAPIDS — A year ago, Joe Brennan felt excited when Spectrum Health’s MedNow recorded 50 patient visits a week as people started to use the telemedicine service.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 17 February 2017 08:47

Tribunal rules Grand Rapids Township must repay Spectrum Health’s property taxes

Spectrum Health stands to regain more than $747,000 it paid in property taxes after successfully earning tax-exempt status on a medical center in Grand Rapids Charter Township.

Published in Health Care

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 08:20

Mercy Health partners with University of Michigan for specialty cardiac services

Mercy Health aims to elevate its cardiac care through new partnership with the University of Michigan’s health system.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 29 January 2017 20:00

Priority deal with McLaren opens Lansing market for GR-based insurance provider

A deal with McLaren Health Care fills the final gap in the map for Priority Health’s care network across the Lower Peninsula.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 22 January 2017 11:01

GR weighs more parking against long-term mobility trends

GRAND RAPIDS — Facing a future in which the role of the traditional automobile is changing, officials in Grand Rapids continue to evaluate long-term mobility investments, particularly when it comes to parking.



Sunday, 25 December 2016 17:00

2017 Outlook: Rick Breon, Spectrum Health Grand Rapids

Spectrum Health President and CEO Rick Breon expects West Michigan’s economy to stay strong in 2017, although the incoming Trump administration and the fate of the Affordable Care Act adds uncertainty to the year ahead for health care. Breon expects the new presidential administration “will, on some level, follow through on its campaign promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.” The big question is when and how that occurs.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 11 December 2016 16:20

West Michigan hospitals place in national quality rankings

Metro Health Hospital and two hospitals owned by Spectrum Health were ranked among the nation’s top hospitals by The Leapfrog Group, a national health care quality and safety advocate.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 19 September 2016 17:05

MILITARY GRADE: Employers find value in veterans’ military experience, work ethic

After 23 years of active duty in the U.S. Army, Jason Schenkel faced an uncertain future when he retired from the military a little more than a year ago.

Published in Other

Sunday, 13 November 2016 13:36

Grand Haven Twp. rejects measure Spectrum Health, Holland Hospital gave $130K to support

GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP — Spectrum Health and Holland Hospital collectively put $130,000 in cash toward what was billed as an information and education campaign on a ballot question in the township where the two are developing a medical campus.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 07 November 2016 14:35

Spectrum Health to break ground on new campus in Ada

Spectrum Health plans a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday for a new medical campus within the Ada Village development.

Published in Breaking News
Monday, 31 October 2016 15:55

West Michigan hospitals awarded top grades in semi-annual report card

Eleven hospitals in West Michigan were among 29 statewide to receive a top grade in the latest report card on patient safety.

Published in Breaking News


Sunday, 30 October 2016 17:12

MSU, local partners leverage medical research dollars for regional growth

GRAND RAPIDS — Over the course of four years, Michigan State University researchers managed to take about $300,000 and turn it into more than $4.5 million.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 30 October 2016 16:52

Metro Health pushes ahead with $6M vascular clinic

As final details come together for combining with the University of Michigan Health System, Metro Health is proceeding with development of a $6 million clinic to treat vascular disease.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 30 October 2016 15:51

Partner, sell or IPO? West Michigan life sciences companies weigh complex next steps

At some point in the coming months, Mark Gurney and directors at Tetra Discovery Partners LLC will decide which road to travel into the future for their company.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 16 October 2016 19:16

Affirmant Health gains depth with addition of Spectrum

The addition of Spectrum Health gives a statewide coalition of health systems a large West Michigan presence and heightens the potential for it to offer employers a new option for benefits.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 16 October 2016 19:13

Spectrum Health continues push to integrated care campuses with Rockford site

The medical campus under construction west of Rockford in northern Kent County follows a move by Spectrum Health to concentrate care across its footprint into one-stop locations. 

Published in Health Care
Friday, 14 October 2016 11:38

Metro Health receives approval to perform elective heart procedure

Metro Health can now begin performing angioplasty on an elective basis after earning state approval.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 02 October 2016 13:17

Metro, U-M Health System plan opens doors to new services in GR

Affiliating with the University of Michigan Health System would give Metro Health scale and the access to expertise and capital needed for breaking out of the shadows of its larger competitors in Grand Rapids.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 16:19

Spectrum Health joins Affirmant Health Partners

Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health is the newest member of a statewide coalition of clinically-integrated health systems.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 25 September 2016 20:00

GOING MOBILE: Pine Rest, Answer Health unveil telehealth initiatives

Two Grand Rapids care providers have rolled out new initiatives that further expand telehealth offerings.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 18 September 2016 16:23

Windquest-backed Neurocore eyes national expansion

GRAND RAPIDS — The planned opening of two Florida centers this fall will mark the first steps in a national growth strategy for Grand Rapids-based Neurocore LLC in the years ahead.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 21 August 2016 11:24

MiBiz Growth Report: Aug. 22, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Aug. 22, 2016.

• M&A: Dublin-based Perrigo Co. plc (NYSE: PRGO), which maintains its corporate headquarters in Allegan, Mich., will acquire Geiss, Destin & Dunn Inc. (GDD) of Peachtree City, Ga., according to a statement. GDD is a small national distributor of over-the-counter health care and consumer products to non-chain retail stores and institutional markets. Perrigo expects the deal, the terms for which were not disclosed, to close by the end of the month. The deal will strengthen and diversify its U.S. retail network, “providing us direct access to the non-mass retail market,” according to CEO John Hendrickson. GDD previously distributed Perrigo’s products. 

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 21 August 2016 14:22

Independents unite: Physician groups eye merger into Answer Health

GRAND RAPIDS — Two organizations that represent independent physicians in West Michigan could morph into a single new group they formed last year to give greater voice to doctors who operate their own medical practices.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 24 July 2016 14:31

Colleges leverage apprenticeship model for medical careers

Amid growing demand for health care talent, the partners behind a medical assistant apprenticeship program now look to expand the model to other in-demand areas. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:10

Spectrum Health considers marketing transplants to patients outside of Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS — Five years after performing its first adult heart transplant, Spectrum Health not only treats more patients locally but also now looks to reach out to people in new markets.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:08

Insurers embrace telemedicine to offer convenient services, cost savings

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan plans to ramp up a telemedicine service that enables members to connect electronically with physicians to discuss minor medical issues.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:02

Two Kalamazoo life science firms seek millions in investor capital

KALAMAZOO — Life sciences startup Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions LLC of Kalamazoo netted $1.4 million so far in a push to raise up to $7 million in Series B capital. 

Published in Finance
Monday, 09 May 2016 10:11

Two Grand Rapids families donate $15 million to Michigan State University’s medical research center

Michigan State University received two major donations totaling $15 million for the forthcoming $88.1 million Grand Rapids Research Center.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 01 May 2016 12:48

GVSU considers new ways to foster entrepreneurial growth

GRAND RAPIDS — The formation of a new support system to foster entrepreneurship in West Michigan severs what had been a direct link between higher education and the venture capital community. 

Published in Talent

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