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Displaying items by tag: Spectrum Health

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.

Published in Health Care
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.

Published in Health Care

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.

Published in Health Care
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.

Published in Health Care
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.

Published in Health Care
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.

Published in Health Care

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 20 June 2021 18:40

Priority Health portal designed to resolve tension between insurers, physicians

As state lawmakers consider more controls over prior authorizations that health insurers require before covering certain medical care, Priority Health has launched a new system designed to make the process easier for physicians.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 20 June 2021 18:20

Spectrum, Beaumont follow health consolidation trend

The proposed merger between Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health could add fuel to the years-long trend of consolidation in the health care industry.

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Thursday, 17 June 2021 14:38

‘I’m wishing them well’: Health care leaders respond to Spectrum-Beaumont merger plan

Michigan health care leaders say a potential merger between Spectrum Health and Southfield-based Beaumont Health could have significant implications for the statewide health care and insurance markets.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:10

Spectrum Health, Beaumont Health plan blockbuster merger

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health, which was created through a merger more than two decades ago and went on to become West Michigan’s largest health care provider, intends to merge with Southfield-based Beaumont Health.

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Wednesday, 09 June 2021 14:12

Spectrum Health joins national effort to boost procurement diversity, sustainability

Spectrum Health has joined several health systems around the country that committed to increasing purchases from local minority- and women-owned businesses.

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Sunday, 06 June 2021 17:30

Public health officials shift to a distributed approach to ensure COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to grow

In the nearly four months between late January and May this year, the West Michigan Vaccine Clinic at DeVos Place administered more than 230,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 06 June 2021 11:47

MiBiz Growth Report: June 6, 2021

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for June 6, 2021.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 24 May 2021 09:51

MiBiz Growth Report: May 24, 2021

Here's the MiBiz Growth Report for May 24, 2021.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 23 May 2021 18:15

Employers embrace more flexible workplaces as in-person restrictions lift

The lifting of Michigan’s in-person work restrictions is a light at the end of the tunnel for remote workers eager to get back to the office, while others are hoping flexible work settings will stick long term.

Sunday, 23 May 2021 18:30

Health insurers face ongoing pandemic complexities when setting future rates

Small businesses can expect larger increases in their health insurance premiums in 2022 than in recent years, even without costs associated with responding to the COVID-19 pandemic figured into the equation.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 23 May 2021 18:20

Reporter's Notebook: Spectrum Health, Blue Cross finally sign a deal for Medicare plan

new deal between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Spectrum Health finally brings West Michigan’s largest health system into the care network of a plan for seniors at the state’s largest health insurer.

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Thursday, 06 May 2021 23:21

Grand Rapids mass vaccine clinic to close after delivering nearly 250,000 doses

GRAND RAPIDS — The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic at DeVos Place downtown closes in two weeks after delivering nearly 250,000 doses in four months to people who sought COVID-19 vaccinations from as far away as the Upper Peninsula, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 27 April 2021 16:27

Ottawa County selects nonprofit vendor in first phase of broadband internet assessment

WEST OLIVE — Ottawa County has hired an Ann Arbor-based nonprofit research organization owned by Michigan public universities to analyze local broadband internet service, identify gaps and recommend potential cures.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 27 April 2021 12:45

Four West Mich. hospitals ranked among top 100 nationally

Spectrum Health’s Butterworth, Blodgett and Zeeland Community hospitals, plus Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids, are among the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. this year, according to a Fortune/IBM Watson Health ranking released today.

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Sunday, 25 April 2021 16:40

Reporter's Notebook: Spectrum Health pursues ‘revolutionary’ value-based contracting with supplier

The health care industry for years has been transitioning to an economic model that pays hospitals and doctors based on how well they do, their quality and medical outcomes for patients, rather than volume or how many procedures they perform.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 25 April 2021 11:23

MiBiz Growth Report: April 25, 2021

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 25, 2021.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 22 April 2021 15:17

Spectrum Health approved for 130-bed long term care center in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health plans to begin work soon on a new long term care center along Fuller Avenue. The 130-bed facility would replace an aging Continuing Care center nearby on Fuller Avenue NE that Spectrum Health leases from Kent County.

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Wednesday, 21 April 2021 17:19

Hospital execs hope latest COVID-19 surge may have peaked, urge caution 

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health’s chief executive hopes the present surge of COVID-19 cases that has been affecting younger people and children more than prior strains may have peaked in recent days.

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Sunday, 11 April 2021 17:42

8-story Spectrum Health development to ‘breathe more life’ into GR district

GRAND RAPIDS — The eight-story office tower Spectrum Health plans to build will bring a major new redevelopment and hundreds of employees to the Monroe North neighborhood near downtown Grand Rapids.

Sunday, 11 April 2021 18:05

Spectrum Health financials steady through pandemic as outlook shifts for hospitals

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health maintained a solid financial performance for 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic stressed operating margins at hospitals nationwide.

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