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Displaying items by tag: health biz

Sunday, 02 January 2022 18:10

Facility Health sale marks another successful exit for startup

Facility Health Inc.’s sale to a North Carolina software solutions provider is another example of a startup company backed by local investors in West Michigan that led to a successful exit.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 08 December 2021 14:53

State lawmakers advance $1.2 billion plan for health provider, COVID-19 support

State lawmakers are considering more than $1.2 billion in additional funding to help health care providers overburdened by the current COVID-19 surge and other patients.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 15 November 2021 16:50

Tribally owned firm invests $3M in company building advanced cancer treatment clinic in GR

GRAND RAPIDS — Waséyabek Development Co. LLC, the non-gaming economic development arm of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, has invested $3 million in a company developing a new clinic for advanced cancer treatment in Grand Rapids.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 18 October 2021 12:52

Calvin University to form School of Health with $15 million donation

GRAND RAPIDS — Calvin University plans to form a school of health following a $15 million gift from an anonymous donor, the university announced today.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 02 September 2021 15:22

Spectrum, Beaumont advance merger with formal integration agreement

Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health have signed a formal integration agreement to advance plans for a blockbuster merger, the health systems announced today.

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

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 18:30

SpartanNash joins telemedicine rush with affordable service

BYRON CENTER — SpartanNash Co. has  jumped into the rapidly growing telemedicine arena with a new service that emphasizes affordability.

Published in Health Care
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.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 06 May 2021 16:45

Sen. Brinks seeks to create state panel to oversee prescription drug price increases

A state lawmaker from Grand Rapids wants to create a state panel that could review large price increases for prescription drugs in Michigan.

Published in Health Care
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

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
Monday, 01 March 2021 09:15

Perrigo to sell generic drug business to private investment firm for $1.55 billion

Perrigo Co. plc plans to sell its generic drug business to New York private investment firm Altaris Capital Partners LLC for $1.55 billion.

Published in Health Care

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 13:16

Priority Health names health insurance veteran Praveen Thadani as new president

GRAND RAPIDS — Praveen Thadani, a veteran health insurance executive with 25 years of industry experience, becomes Priority Health’s new president early next month.

Published in Health Care