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Displaying items by tag: Spectrum Health

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.

Published in Health Care
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.

Published in Health Care
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.

Published in Health Care
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.

Published in Health Care
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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 11 April 2021 18:45

Open-heart surgery partnership could spur more collaboration between Metro, Mercy

Anew partnership for open-heart surgery could provide a broader base for Metro Health-University of Michigan Health and Mercy Health to further collaborate on specialized medical care in the years ahead.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 06 April 2021 12:14

‘Game-changer’ partnership to bring new open-heart surgery program to West Michigan

Metro Health-University Michigan Health plans to launch open-heart surgery within a year through a new partnership with Mercy Health.

Published in Health Care

Wednesday, 31 March 2021 11:10

Spectrum Health details plans for 8-story office complex near downtown GR

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health’s plan for an eight-story, 160,000-square-foot office complex on the north end of downtown goes to city planners next week.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 30 March 2021 16:41

Grand Rapids mass vaccine clinic opens eligibility to everyone 16 and older as cases, hospitalizations spike

GRAND RAPIDS — The mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids raised eligibility Tuesday to anyone 16 years and older as more doses become available and amid recent surges in cases among a younger population and rising positive tests.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 28 March 2021 18:15

Reporter's Notebook: West Michigan health care executives set aside competition during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic that stretched health systems during the past year also brought together health care executives as they responded to the crisis.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 15 March 2021 10:57

MiBiz Growth Report: March 15, 2021

Here's the MiBiz growth report for March 15, 2021.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 14 March 2021 19:15

Limited availability remains barrier to onsite vaccination clinics for employers

As pharmaceutical companies ramp up production and COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, employers are increasingly asking whether employees can get vaccinated at work.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 28 February 2021 17:10

West Michigan executives reflect on a year of leading through a pandemic

After a year of reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic, it becomes increasingly difficult to capture all of the nuanced and at times discordant effects it has had on businesses. While some have thrived or pivoted, many others have struggled to hold on or closed up shop. 

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 17 February 2021 10:34

New Rockford Construction VP to bring ‘new type of thinking’ to health care projects

GRAND RAPIDS — Rockford Construction Co. Inc. added an executive to oversee the company’s health care division as the Michigan State University Grand Rapids Innovation Park project, which includes the Perrigo North American headquarters relocation, gets underway.

Tuesday, 16 February 2021 13:51

Spectrum Health CEO named among top women leaders in health care

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health President and CEO Tina Freese Decker was named one of the top 25 women in health care this year by an industry publication.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 14 February 2021 18:10

Equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution in focus for West Michigan coalition

If the coalition coordinating COVID-19 vaccines in West Michigan gets judged for anything, Keith Hustak hopes it’s for how well the group equitably administers doses.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 25 January 2021 16:37

Protect Michigan Commission aims to raise awareness for COVID-19 vaccinations

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today named a commission that will work to raise awareness on the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and promote the need for people to get vaccinated.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 22 January 2021 14:48

DeVos Place to serve as large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health and Mercy Health plan to open a large COVID-19 vaccine clinic next week at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 17 January 2021 12:27

Reporter's Notebook: A different Metro Health again seeks to do open-heart surgery

At some point in 2021, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will make a decision that may very well lead to altering the competitive balance for heart care in West Michigan.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 11 January 2021 15:20

West Michigan health systems see high demand as COVID-19 vaccinations expand

Spectrum Health began offering COVID-19 vaccines Monday to people eligible under a second phase of a statewide vaccination rollout. The health system plans to expand the effort to additional locations and set up mobile clinics in the days ahead.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 06 January 2021 10:21

Spectrum Health buys Brass Works Building for $25M, scales back North Monroe development plans

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health has purchased the Brass Works Building on Monroe Avenue north of downtown and is scaling back plans for the construction of a new office building on adjacent land, MiBiz has learned.

Sunday, 03 January 2021 17:20

Telehealth use soars during the pandemic, here to stay

Spectrum Health entered 2020 with a goal of having half of eligible primary care patient visits with its doctors occur virtually by the end of 2022.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 03 January 2021 11:51

MiBiz Growth Report: January 3, 2021

Here is the MiBiz growth report for January 3, 2021.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 18 December 2020 09:54

Top Michigan health official details COVID-19 vaccine plans as more frontline workers receive doses

More Michigan hospitals are now vaccinating health care workers as doses of the Pfizer Inc. vaccine arrive.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 17 December 2020 17:08

Spectrum Health to buy out Holland Hospital’s interest in Grand Haven medical campus

GRAND HAVEN — Spectrum Health plans to buy out Holland Hospital’s interest in Health Pointe, an outpatient medical campus developed in Grand Haven through a joint venture, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Health Care

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