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Displaying items tagged: healthcare

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
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, 29 April 2021 09:01

Record number of Michigan hospitals receive top grade for patient safety

More Michigan hospitals than ever earned a top grade in an semi-annual report card on patient safety.

Published in Health Care

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
Tuesday, 27 April 2021 12:40

Trinity Health acquires former Hope Lodge property in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Mercy Health’s parent company bought back the American Cancer Society Foundation’s former Hope Lodge building and property across the street from the Saint Mary’s hospital campus in Grand Rapids.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 26 April 2021 16:38

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi opens new health clinic to serve low-income Southwest Michigan residents

BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi opened a new medical clinic in Benton Township in Southwest Michigan.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 25 April 2021 17:40

New program to address burnout among health care workers

Burnout was already significant and growing in the medical profession when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and worsened the problem, pushing health systems and care providers to their limits for more than a year.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 25 April 2021 17:20

Pine Rest psych bed appeal faces long odds, experts say

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services faces long odds to successfully challenge a proposed state decision allowing competitor Havenwyck Hospital Inc. to develop a new psychiatric hospital in Kent County.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 25 April 2021 17:00

Mary Free Bed requests approval for nearly $11M expansion to add 20 beds

GRAND RAPIDS — Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital wants to expand inpatient capacity to keep up with growing patient volumes.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 25 April 2021 16:50

Investment helps Grand Rapids startup move medical device to market

GRAND RAPIDS — A $75,000 investment from an East Lansing-based early-stage investment fund helps move Airway Innovations LLC into the marketplace this spring with a new device to prevent patients from pulling out tracheal tubes.

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
Monday, 12 April 2021 14:42

Analysis estimates economic impact of Michigan State’s Grand Rapids medical campus

Developments on Michigan State University’s medical school campus in downtown Grand Rapids will drive $339 million in annual economic impact on the city when fully complete next year.

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

Sunday, 11 April 2021 18:00

Trade group looks to extend affordable health plans to craft brewers, distilleries, wineries

health plan that for years has provided coverage for employees at beer and wine wholesalers in Michigan now looks to offer the same benefits to craft brewers, distilleries and wineries across the state, providing a potential lower-cost option to consider.

Published in Small Business
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 16:28

Mercy Health forms joint venture for new psychiatric hospital in Kent County

Mercy Health and an Auburn Hills-based operator of psychiatric hospitals plans to build a new facility in Kent County through a joint venture.

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
Tuesday, 30 March 2021 11:30

Metro Health starts construction on new outpatient clinic in Allendale

ALLENDALE — Metro Health-University of Michigan Health has begun construction on a new, larger outpatient medical clinic in Allendale.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 28 March 2021 18:45

Medical startup raises $1M for equipment to move patients, protect nurses

GRAND RAPIDS — The $1 million raised from investors moves medical product startup Patient Co. closer to the marketplace for an innovation designed to assist nurses and other caregivers moving hospital patients.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 28 March 2021 18:30

Experts seek federal guidance as employers offer COVID-19 vaccine incentives

growing number of employers are offering incentives to their workers who opt for getting a COVID-19 vaccine, including with extra paid time off or small cash bonuses.

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

Thursday, 25 March 2021 15:14

Business coalition says health care legislation will drive up costs for employers, do ‘more harm than good’

A coalition of Michigan business groups is urging state senators to reject legislation that they claim will drive up the cost of health coverage for small employers.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 19 March 2021 14:44

Blue Cross rate adjustments to minimize cost increases for small business customers

Small business clients of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan that renew their health policies in the second half of the year will see small rate increases of less than 2 percent.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 12 March 2021 14:22

UV Angel installs pathogen control technology at Michigan State University

GRAND HAVEN — UV Angel has installed its pathogen control technology in high-traffic areas on the campus of Michigan State University.

Published in Health Care

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, 14 March 2021 18:30

GRAM raises profile with vaccine contract, eyes growth

GRAND RAPIDS — Producing Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine propels Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc.’s growth while giving business advocates a showpiece when promoting the region.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 14 March 2021 18:20

Priority Health, Blue Cross earnings highlight volatile 2020 for health insurers

The yearlong COVID-19 pandemic drove down earnings last year at West Michigan’s major health insurance providers.

Published in Health Care

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