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Tuesday, 10 May 2022 07:33

Report: Michigan hospitals rank 5th in nation for patient safety 

Michigan ranked fifth in the nation for patient safety as more than three-quarters of hospitals in the state received an “A” or a “B” grade, according to the latest installment of a semi-annual report card.

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Sunday, 08 May 2022 18:01

Spectrum Health to introduce heart transplant procedures for children

GRAND RAPIDS — More than a decade after performing the first adult heart transplant in Grand Rapids, Spectrum Health West Michigan wants to extend the procedure to children.

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Sunday, 24 April 2022 18:03

Spectrum Health VC arm eyes SE Mich. opportunity after Beaumont merger

The merger between Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health created a larger network from which Scott McLean can source deals.

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Sunday, 24 April 2022 17:41

‘BOLD STEP FORWARD’: $19M nursing scholarship program leading to more partnerships to bolster health care staffing

Anew partnership between Grand Valley State University and BHSH System to increase the talent pipeline for nurses could lead to a series of similar efforts as health care and higher education officials seek to resolve an urgent staffing crisis.

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Wednesday, 13 April 2022 13:02

Trinity Health to rebrand all Michigan facilities under common identity

Hospitals, physician groups and other care facilities owned and operated by Trinity Health in Michigan will change their names as the health system transitions to a common brand identity.

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Sunday, 10 April 2022 21:48

Reporter’s Notebook: Mercy, North Ottawa deal could further change lakeshore health care market

Bringing North Ottawa Community Health System into the family would give Mercy Health a larger base in an Ottawa County market that was once the home of three independent community hospitals and has become a battleground for far bigger competitors.

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Sunday, 10 April 2022 18:45

University of Michigan Health-West set to launch open-heart surgery this fall

University of Michigan Health-West remains on track to perform its first open-heart surgery by late fall.

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Thursday, 07 April 2022 16:11

Whitmer signs health care prior authorization reforms into law

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation that reforms how physicians and hospitals seek prior authorization from health insurers for patient care.

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Sunday, 27 March 2022 18:10

Holland Hospital leaders take on new roles as health care partnerships deepen

HOLLAND — Holland Hospital has put in motion an executive leadership succession plan while looking to extend its position in the lakeshore health care market and to build clinical services through partnerships with University of Michigan Health-West.

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Sunday, 27 March 2022 18:08

Bills could help small hospitals partner with larger systems as pandemic stresses operations

State legislation drafted to streamline North Ottawa Community Health System’s ability to pursue a merger with a larger health system also could affect several other community hospitals across Michigan.

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Sunday, 27 March 2022 18:40

‘A BIG DEAL’: Backed by Michigan investors, generic drug maker aims to disrupt insulin market

Legislation proposed in Congress would cap customers’ monthly out-of-pocket cost for insulin at $35, an idea President Joe Biden supported in his recent State of the Union address.

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Monday, 21 March 2022 16:24

GVSU program lands $1M in federal funding to help advance medical device development

Grand Valley State University will expand its applied Medical Device Institute with help from $1 million in federal funding.

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Friday, 18 March 2022 16:20

State lawmakers advance reforms to speed up health care prior authorization process

LANSING — Legislation to reform the process when physicians and hospitals seek prior authorization from health insurers for patient care cleared another hurdle toward eventual passage.

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Friday, 18 March 2022 08:01

Holland Hospital execs transition to new leadership positions  

HOLLAND — Seeking to maintain continuity in the years ahead, Holland Hospital will elevate senior executives to new leadership positions.

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Sunday, 13 March 2022 18:13

Health system’s employee pitch competition yields new plan for prescription renewals

new system to help patients more easily renew prescription medication by phone that also saves staff time and avoids delays at University of Michigan Health-West is the result of the health system’s recent employee pitch competition. 

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Sunday, 13 March 2022 18:09

Health insurers prepare to shift course, factor COVID costs into rates

Costs to test, treat and vaccinate members for COVID-19 drove sharp earnings declines last year for Priority Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and both intend to work ongoing pandemic-related expenses into their rate requests for next year.

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Sunday, 27 February 2022 18:02

$300M set to address health care worker shortage

The $300 million that state lawmakers recently appropriated to help health care providers attract and retain workers amid an acute staffing shortage could begin flowing by early spring.

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Sunday, 27 February 2022 18:59

M&A Awards: Medical Mile lures med tech startup BAMF Health to establish Grand Rapids HQ

Anthony Chang was unfamiliar with Grand Rapids when he was invited to a recruiting tour for the Van Andel Institute while studying as a graduate student at the University of Texas’ Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Sunday, 27 February 2022 18:46

M&A Awards: The 4100 Group makes first two exits with a strong pipeline ahead

The sale last year of two portfolio companies marked the first exits for The 4100 Group Inc., the investment arm of dental insurer Delta Dental of Michigan and its Ohio counterpart.

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Friday, 18 February 2022 13:35

Nonprofit health care provider Catherine’s Health Center names new CEO

Directors at Catherine’s Health Center in Grand Rapids appointed Megan Erskine as CEO. Erskine will join the nonprofit health care provider on April 12 after her tenure with Heartland Health Centers in Chicago, where she served as chief operating officer. 

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Sunday, 13 February 2022 18:38

Spectrum-Beaumont merger creates SE Mich. market share opportunity for Priority Health

The recent merger between Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health creates the potential for Priority Health to make deeper inroads in the Southeast Michigan health insurance market.

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Sunday, 13 February 2022 18:35

Analysis: Opportunity is abundant for Spectrum to help Beaumont bounce back

Grand Rapids’ Spectrum Health launched its new integrated health system with Beaumont Health on Tuesday, Feb. 1.

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Sunday, 13 February 2022 18:32

Reporter’s Notebook: BHSH—finding a new name that fits the brand

BHSH System is a name that doesn’t exactly roll right off the tongue.

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Sunday, 30 January 2022 18:12

Health care leaders speak out as workers endure ‘pandemic of violence’

Incidents of abuse and violence against health care workers already occurred at an alarming frequency two years ago.

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Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:00

Hospitals delay care, add beds, shift staff in ‘most challenging’ COVID surge yet

 Hospitals and their medical personnel who are already deeply strained from high patient volumes face an even tougher time in the weeks ahead as COVID-19 cases rise and hospitalizations reach new peaks.

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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.

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Sunday, 19 December 2021 18:10

Hospital execs hope to gain lessons from pandemic-induced staffing crisis

The start of 2022 will be a grim one for hospitals.

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Sunday, 19 December 2021 18:40

Completing a blockbuster merger, overcoming COVID fatigue top Spectrum Health exec’s priorities

Spectrum Health looks to close next year on a blockbuster merger with Southfield-based Beaumont Health. T

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Sunday, 19 December 2021 17:35

Health plan leader sees more attention needed on behavioral health, preventative care

Praveen Thadani describes his first year as president of Priority Health as “simply exceptional.” In January, he joined the Grand Rapids-based Priority Health — the second-largest health plan in Michigan with 1.1 million members.

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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.

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