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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.
Five West Michigan hospitals earn high grades for patient safety
Five hospitals in West Michigan were among 32 statewide to earn an “A” in a fall report card on patient safety.
Taking a toll: The COVID-19 pandemic is stressing a health care workforce already coping with burnout
Professional burnout was a big problem in health care well before COVID-19.
Mercy Health Muskegon, Metro Health delay elective procedures as COVID cases surge
MUSKEGON — Mercy Health Muskegon has begun to delay elective surgeries as needed and is weighing whether to open additional emergency beds as COVID-19 cases surge.
Health tech firms address emerging needs brought on by COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting emerging market needs gave opportunity to two Grand Rapids-area health care technology companies.
GETTING BACK TO CARE: Hospitals resume services as COVID concerns linger
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, primary care physicians and specialists at Metro Health-University of Michigan Health typically saw about 2,250 patients each day.
MiBiz Growth Report: May 10, 2020
Here is the MiBiz growth report for May 10, 2020.
Health systems face financial crisis brought on by pandemic
In normal times, Trinity Health’s seven hospitals across Michigan generate combined operating income of $9 million to $10 million a month.
Spectrum Health slashes executive pay, reassesses positions as COVID-19 response hits finances
GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health plans to aggressively cut costs, starting with executive pay cuts, to shore up finances that have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Preparing for the surge: Hospitals look to add beds, meet staffing challenge in COVID pandemic
A line in Bronson Methodist Hospital’s emergency state filing to temporarily add 300 beds epitomizes the main challenge for boosting capacity for an expected surge in COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks.
Mercy Health parent company to furlough 2,500 non-clinical employees
Trinity Health, the parent corporation of Mercy Health, plans to temporarily furlough about 2,500 mostly non-clinical employees over the next few weeks.
Michigan hospitals request state approval for more than 2,500 emergency beds
Hospitals in the region plan to add hundreds of beds in anticipation of a surge of patients from the COVID-19 pandemic, MiBiz has learned.
Bronson Healthcare names Manns as new CEO
KALAMAZOO — Bill Manns returns to Western Michigan this spring when he becomes the new president and CEO at Bronson Healthcare in Kalamazoo.
Blue Cross Blue Shield to invest in generic drug maker Civica Rx
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan joined with 17 other Blues plans across the country to invest in Civica Rx, a company formed in 2018 by a consortium of large health systems to produce generic drugs used in hospitals.
Mercy Health, Metro Health-University of Michigan form JV for cancer care
Care providers behind a new regional cancer treatment network hope the partnership raises the quality of the cancer care they provide.
New Blue Cross payment model includes new risks, opportunities for health care providers
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan wants to extend a new payment model across the state that both rewards and penalizes physicians and hospitals for beating or missing cost and quality targets.
HAP looks to enter West Michigan for health coverage
Forming a Medicare Advantage plan with Mercy Health gives Health Alliance Plan of Michigan a position in West Michigan that will lead to the company offering commercial health coverage in the market, MiBiz has learned.
Mercy, Metro, Michigan Medicine form cancer care network
Mercy Health and Metro Health-University of Michigan plan to integrate cancer care in West Michigan through a new network to treat patients at three locations in Grand Rapids and Muskegon.
Study highlights prevalence of physician burnout
Wanda Lipscomb considers a study that details burnout among medical professionals as a “call to action” to drive change and prevent the shortage of care providers from worsening.
Deal could make Priority Health stronger in SE Michigan
GRAND RAPIDS — Acquiring a Detroit-based HMO gives Priority Health a greater market presence in Southeast Michigan.
Priority Health bolsters SE Michigan presence with acquisition of Total Health Care
GRAND RAPIDS — Priority Health would expand its market presence in Southeast Michigan with the acquisition of Detroit-based HMO Total Health Care Inc.
‘FLIGHT TO QUALITY:’ Amenity-rich Class A office space still in demand in GR, suburban markets
GRAND RAPIDS — The opportunity to lease brand new office space in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids offered Van Wyk Risk Solutions the chance to grow into a new location.
Mercy Health Saint Mary’s appoints a new president
An associate of the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University will become the new president of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s next month.
Mercy Health ramps up investment in outpatient medical centers
Mercy Health plans to develop more outpatient medical centers in West Michigan over the next few years. The newest center will come online on East Fulton Street in Ada, where Mercy Health is presently building out space that will house family and internal medicine physicians, neurology, OB-GYN, X-ray, a lab and ancillary services, including physical therapy. Mercy Health expects to offer the first services at the new Ada location in April, said Chief Integration Officer Mary Boyd.
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.
Telehealth begins to catch on in West Michigan, GVSU study shows
Patients in West Michigan are more apt than people in the southeastern part of the state to connect with a doctor virtually to manage two chronic illnesses. That’s one finding in Grand Valley State University’s 2019 Health Check report, which shows a far higher utilization rate in the region for telehealth as an ongoing treatment option for diabetes and coronary artery disease.
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.
Veteran Muskegon hospital CEO to lead health care nonprofit through merger
SPRING LAKE — Roger Spoelman plans to step away from a full-time role at Trinity Health at the end of 2018 to bring together and run two nonprofit organizations he’s been involved with for years.
Mercy Health Saint Mary’s names Baumgartner as interim president
Dr. David Baumgartner will serve as interim president of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s until a successor is hired to replace departing President Bill Manns.
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.