Beneath all of the recent attention-grabbing issues such as escalating pharmaceutical prices, hospital pricing and surprise billing, there lurks what Ken Thorpe says is the real leading cause of ever-rising health care costs in America: Growing incidence rates of chronic illness.
As the state begins to implement new laws allowing adult recreational marijuana use, the Michigan State Medical Society wants a voice in the process.
Small employers who contract with Priority Health for their employee health benefits could pay slightly less for coverage next year.
A new health clinic on the south side of Grand Haven offers basic medical care to employees at three local companies.
Jaime Counterman first worked for Metro Health in a contract marketing position as the hospital relocated from Grand Rapids to Wyoming. After moving into philanthropy and working elsewhere, she returned in early 2016 to work as a fundraiser at the health system’s foundation, and subsequently moved on a year ago to become executive director of Ele’s Place, a nonprofit organization that works with children experiencing grief. Counterman spoke with MiBiz about why she again returned in June as director of the Metro Health-University of Michigan Health Hospital Foundation.
CALEDONIA — A Boston fund’s $170 million cash deal for Caledonia-based Aspen Surgical typifies the growing interest private equity has for investing in health care companies.
GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Valley State University received a $2.8 million federal grant to train nurse practitioners who will work in rural and underserved markets.
CALEDONIA — Parent company Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. has entered a definitive agreement to sell its Caledonia-based Aspen Surgical business unit to a private equity firm for $170 million in cash.
ALLEGAN — Perrigo Co. plc completed the sale of its animal health business for $185 million to PetIQ LLC, an Eagle, Idaho-based pet health and wellness company.