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Displaying items by tag: health care

Tuesday, 27 September 2022 09:55

Spectrum Health to break ground on orthopedic surgery and care center in Grand Rapids Township

GRAND RAPIDS TWP. — BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan plans to break ground today on a new orthopedic outpatient surgery and care center in Grand Rapids Township.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 20 September 2022 10:00

North Ottawa Community Health System merging into Trinity Health Oct. 1

GRAND HAVEN — North Ottawa Community Health System will become part of Trinity Health Michigan on Oct. 1 when the two health care systems close their planned merger.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 09 September 2022 12:08

BHSH slashes 400 non-clinical, administrative positions statewide to address rising costs

GRAND RAPIDS — BHSH System has eliminated 400 positions across the state in a move to address rising costs that have been hitting the health care industry hard this year. 

Published in Health Care

Thursday, 08 September 2022 16:39

BHSH System cuts two dozen leadership positions at Spectrum Health Lakeland

ST. JOSEPH — BHSH Spectrum Health Lakeland has cut nearly two dozen leadership positions in Southwest Michigan.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 06 September 2022 15:42

Statewide jobs report confirms decline in health care employment

The number of health care jobs in Michigan declined in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, worsening an existing staffing shortage that — if not reversed — could eventually affect access to care.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 25 August 2022 12:29

RAISING THE BAR: Behavioral health provider significantly grows capacity with new Marne campus

David and Rae Green started Sanford Behavioral Health seven years ago in a historic home in Grand Rapids’ Heritage Hill neighborhood.

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Monday, 22 August 2022 12:32

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: BHSH 2022 revenues dragged down by Beaumont Health

First-half financial data for BHSH System show a nearly $100 million loss for Beaumont Health was offset by stronger performances by Spectrum Health and Priority Health in West Michigan.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 19 August 2022 16:19

Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing to help fill federal smallpox, monkeypox vaccine order

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc. in Grand Rapids has signed a deal with Danish vaccine company Bavarian Nordic to fill and finish a smallpox and monkeypox vaccine. 

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 18 August 2022 12:04

Beaumont Health lost $100M in first half of 2022; Spectrum and Priority Health gains offset losses for BHSH System

First half revenues fell well below BHSH System’s projections as major losses in Southeast Michigan were offset by gains in West Michigan. 

That’s according to a new quarterly report that sheds light on the finances of the largest in-state health care provider created by the merger of Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health earlier this year.

Published in Health Care

Thursday, 18 August 2022 10:40

Rohs named SW Mich. regional president of Ascension Michigan

Ascension Michigan has named Dr. Thomas Rohs as president and CEO of the health system’s southwest region, overseeing hospitals in Kalamazoo, Plainwell, Allegan and Dowagiac, as well as other care centers across the market.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 18 August 2022 10:30

Spectrum Health breaks ground on rehabilitation, nursing center in latest GR construction project

GRAND RAPIDS — BHSH System Spectrum Health West Michigan began work today on a new $37 million rehabilitation and nursing center in Grand Rapids.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 01 August 2022 22:16

Health providers welcome restraining order in chaotic day for Michigan abortion rights

BHSH System, the parent corporation of Spectrum Health in West Michigan and the largest in-state health system, will “continue to provide reproductive health care to our communities” as a legal case continues on a 91-year-old law banning most abortions in Michigan.

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Monday, 01 August 2022 17:16

Medical groups alarmed, seek guidance following latest abortion court ruling

The trade group representing more than 15,000 Michigan physicians is raising concerns for its members following a state Court of Appeals ruling allowing county prosecutors to pursue criminal charges in most abortion cases under a 1931 law.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 28 July 2022 16:33

After merger, Spectrum Health elevates collaboration with other providers

Recent announcements of two new pediatric care centers in Grand Rapids signal a heightened push for collaboration with other health care providers from BHSH System’s Spectrum Health West Michigan.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 27 July 2022 12:40

$5M for new Trinity Health, Network180 crisis center part of broader state mental health funding

GRAND RAPIDS — Network180 and Trinity Health Saint Mary’s will get $5 million from the state to support their planned mental health crisis stabilization center.

Published in Health Care

Thursday, 21 July 2022 10:55

Pine Rest, DeVos Children’s Hospital to partner on new $62M behavioral health center

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services plans a new $62 million pediatric center to address what CEO Mark Eastburg calls the “crushing need” for mental health treatment among children and adolescents.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 20 July 2022 10:55

Spectrum Health starts construction on new 12-story outpatient facility in Grand Rapids 

GRAND RAPIDS — BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan begins construction today on a new 12-story outpatient medical center in downtown Grand Rapids.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 12 July 2022 18:47

New Catherine’s Health Center CEO overseeing Kent County expansions

Megan Erskine is overseeing Catherine’s Health Center’s planned expansions in Kent County three months after settling in as CEO.

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Tuesday, 12 July 2022 13:17

Mary Free Bed, Spectrum plan $60M pediatric rehabilitation hospital in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and Spectrum Health’s DeVos Children’s Hospital plan to build the state’s first children’s rehabilitation hospital in Grand Rapids.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 07 July 2022 11:32

State budget deal directs hundreds of millions to mental health; $50M planned for Pine Rest facility

The $50 million earmarked for Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services this year is part of a new state budget that steers hundreds of millions of dollars in public funding to improve access to behavioral health care and increase capacity.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 06 July 2022 12:52

Individual health insurance costs would increase 6.2% on average under proposals

Individuals who buy their own health insurance would pay an average of 6.2 percent more for coverage next year under insurance carriers’ recent rate filings with state regulators.

Published in Health Care

Friday, 01 July 2022 10:25

Sturgis Hospital secures $11M in state funding to remain open

The state will allocate $11 million to keep Sturgis Hospital open under a budget deal between top lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 30 June 2022 15:03

Inaugural Calvin School of Health dean seeks to grow partnerships with local health systems

The first dean of Calvin University’s new School of Health seeks to expand academic offerings and further build partnerships with local care providers.

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Wednesday, 29 June 2022 12:44

Hope Network to sell neuro rehab unit amid growing focus on mental health

The pending sale of Hope Network’s neuro rehabilitation business to a large, national care provider comes as the Grand Rapids-based nonprofit seeks to expand further into mental health care.

Published in Health Care

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 17:42

Sturgis Hospital poised to close without new funding, buyer

Sturgis Hospital could close next month if it is unable to secure new funding or find a buyer, executives recently disclosed to the state.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 27 June 2022 16:26

Whitmer cites BHSH, Kent Co. prosecutor in calling for legal certainty around abortion

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has renewed her request for the Michigan Supreme Court to immediately consider her lawsuit to determine whether abortion is protected under the state’s constitution.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 27 June 2022 13:03

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: BHSH reinstates abortion policy following pushback, ‘extensive evaluation’

BHSH System — the company formed out of the merger of Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health — reinstated its abortion policy over the weekend after initial confusion following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 27 June 2022 12:45

New state law aims to boost competition for health insurance as large employers seek coverage for workers

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation that is designed to better enable large employers to bid out their employee health coverage.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 27 June 2022 11:19

SCOTUS ruling could boost sales of Perrigo’s new over-the-counter daily contraceptive pill

The U.S. Supreme Court decision last week overturning a landmark, 50-year-old ruling that legalized abortion could boost sales of a new oral, over-the-counter contraceptive drug that Perrigo Co. plc plans to bring to the market.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 26 June 2022 09:05

BHSH reinstates abortion policy following confusion over SCOTUS ruling

BHSH System has reinstated its policy of performing abortions in “medically necessary” situations roughly 24 hours after saying it would only do so if the mother’s life was at risk.

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