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Sunday, 14 March 2021 18:10

3-year CEO contract extension looks to bring continuity during Perrigo’s transformation

Murray Kessler signed on for at least another three years as Perrigo Co. plc’s chief executive to “finish the job” he started to transform the company.

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Sunday, 14 March 2021 18:00

Bronson capital campaign leads to more fundraising for patient care

What began as a capital campaign for a new cancer treatment center in Kalamazoo and to upgrade care in Battle Creek has turned into a broader effort by Bronson Healthcare to expand patient access to care.

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Friday, 12 March 2021 13:18

Michigan to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility within a month to all adults

The state has significantly broadened eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine that will take effect later this month.

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Monday, 01 March 2021 15:49

Blue Cross Blue Shield’s 2020 revenue takes a hit during COVID-19 pandemic

DETROIT — Costs associated with responding to the COVID-19 pandemic cut deeply into Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s bottom line for 2020, the company reported Monday.

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Wednesday, 17 February 2021 10:34

New Rockford Construction VP to bring ‘new type of thinking’ to health care projects

GRAND RAPIDS — Rockford Construction Co. Inc. added an executive to oversee the company’s health care division as the Michigan State University Grand Rapids Innovation Park project, which includes the Perrigo North American headquarters relocation, gets underway.

Tuesday, 16 February 2021 16:14

Metro Health opening COVID-19 vaccine clinic for underserved residents

WYOMING — Metro Health-University of Michigan Health has opened the first COVID-19 vaccine clinic away from its hospital campus.

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Tuesday, 16 February 2021 13:51

Spectrum Health CEO named among top women leaders in health care

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health President and CEO Tina Freese Decker was named one of the top 25 women in health care this year by an industry publication.

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Sunday, 14 February 2021 18:10

Equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution in focus for West Michigan coalition

If the coalition coordinating COVID-19 vaccines in West Michigan gets judged for anything, Keith Hustak hopes it’s for how well the group equitably administers doses.

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Sunday, 14 February 2021 18:30

Rising prescription drug costs likely to be revisited in Lansing

On the surface, the position appears completely counter to what a business organization would typically advocate.

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Sunday, 14 February 2021 17:45

Tetra Therapeutics’ Shionogi deal builds resources of large pharmaceutical company

After years of raising millions in capital and federal grant funding for Tetra Therapeutics Inc. — which was developing a new drug that could potentially treat Alzheimer’s disease and a form of autism — Mark Gurney in 2020 finally found the big money he needed to get to the end.

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Sunday, 14 February 2021 17:30

Priority Health moves to become more statewide health plan after Total Health merger

Priority Health wanted to build a book of business in Southeast Michigan for its Medicaid HMO.

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Wednesday, 10 February 2021 17:05

Hospitality group provides health screening, contact tracing software to Michigan restaurants under new partnership

The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association is partnering with a virtual restaurant management company powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide its members with health screening and contact tracing software.

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Monday, 01 February 2021 12:28

Bronson, Ascension Borgess make progress on separate Kalamazoo cancer treatment centers

KALAMAZOO — Bronson Healthcare Group opened a new downtown Kalamazoo outpatient cancer treatment center today while Ascension Borgess says a separate cancer center should open late this summer in a neighboring township.

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Thursday, 28 January 2021 10:45

Stryker Q4 sales affected by resurgence in COVID-19 cases

KALAMAZOO — Stryker Corp.’s sales grew 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter amid a resurgence of COVID-19 infections that affected market demand for elective medical procedures.

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Monday, 25 January 2021 16:37

Protect Michigan Commission aims to raise awareness for COVID-19 vaccinations

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today named a commission that will work to raise awareness on the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and promote the need for people to get vaccinated.

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Sunday, 17 January 2021 17:33

CrossLiner promises ‘breakthrough, next generation’ innovation for cardiac procedures

KALAMAZOO — The newest invention from Tim Fischell and his business partner offers what’s promised as a safer and simpler device to use in cardiac catheterization procedures.

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Sunday, 17 January 2021 15:29

Telehealth app started in West Michigan sees ‘huge growth’ during pandemic

An $800 medical bill following his spouse’s 2014 emergency room visit that resulted in antibiotic and pain relief medications led Chris Bailey to think deeper about telehealth and better ways of connecting with doctors when needed.

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Sunday, 17 January 2021 12:27

Reporter's Notebook: A different Metro Health again seeks to do open-heart surgery

At some point in 2021, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will make a decision that may very well lead to altering the competitive balance for heart care in West Michigan.

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Thursday, 14 January 2021 09:17

WMed selects new dean

KALAMAZOO — Dr. Paula Termuhlen, the regional dean of the Duluth campus at the University of Minnesota Medical School, will serve as the new dean in May at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.

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Wednesday, 13 January 2021 16:05

State officials call for more COVID-19 vaccines as health systems, pharmacies ramp up capacity

As health systems and pharmacies ramp up capacity to administer COVID-19 vaccines, the state wants to increase the number of doses coming into Michigan.

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Monday, 11 January 2021 15:20

West Michigan health systems see high demand as COVID-19 vaccinations expand

Spectrum Health began offering COVID-19 vaccines Monday to people eligible under a second phase of a statewide vaccination rollout. The health system plans to expand the effort to additional locations and set up mobile clinics in the days ahead.

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Monday, 11 January 2021 10:43

Michigan State University, Perrigo partnership to combine research and market expertise

A new partnership will connect Michigan State University’s clinical and research acumen with Perrigo Co. plc’s expertise in product innovation, manufacturing scale and retail distribution.

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Wednesday, 06 January 2021 15:48

Whitmer outlines next steps for expanded COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Michigan is moving into the next phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, allowing seniors and some essential frontline workers to receive doses starting Jan. 11, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday.

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Wednesday, 06 January 2021 14:03

Stryker acquires Florida-based sensor technology maker

KALAMAZOO — Stryker Corp. acquired Dania Beach, Fla.-based OrthoSensor Inc., a producer of sensor technology for musculoskeletal care and total joint replacement.

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Wednesday, 06 January 2021 10:21

Spectrum Health buys Brass Works Building for $25M, scales back North Monroe development plans

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health has purchased the Brass Works Building on Monroe Avenue north of downtown and is scaling back plans for the construction of a new office building on adjacent land, MiBiz has learned.

Sunday, 03 January 2021 17:20

Telehealth use soars during the pandemic, here to stay

Spectrum Health entered 2020 with a goal of having half of eligible primary care patient visits with its doctors occur virtually by the end of 2022.

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Sunday, 03 January 2021 17:10

Insurance reimbursements, new virtual-first coverage plans to help ensure telehealth’s growth

As COVID-19 emerged last spring and closed physician offices for non-essential care — forcing connections with patients via telehealth platforms — health insurers began to pay doctors the same for virtual visits as they do for in-person care.

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Sunday, 03 January 2021 13:02

New Priority Health leader says local presence, values brought him to insurer

Praveen Thadani starts as Priority Health’s new president this month, moving from Humana Inc. in Chicago, where he’s worked for more than seven years. He started at Humana as Illinois market president then led strategic planning across several business lines as senior vice president of strategy, product and innovation. A veteran health insurance executive with 25 years of industry experience, Thadani succeeds Joan Budden, who retired at the end of 2020 after 12 years with Priority Health, including the last five as CEO. Thadani is expected to take on the new role in early January.

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Sunday, 20 December 2020 18:35

Telehealth will ‘stick,’ but many questions about vaccine, deployment remain unanswered

In September, Dr. James Grant became chief medical director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, making the transition during the COVID-19 pandemic that has elevated telehealth to the forefront in the industry. While a COVID-19 vaccine became available a week ago, starting with frontline health care workers and long-term care facilities, the pandemic will drive much of what happens in the health care industry in 2021, according to Grant.

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Sunday, 20 December 2020 18:25

New GRAAHI leader seeks continued momentum on addressing racial health disparities

A lifelong interest in diversity, equity and inclusion led Vanessa Greene to the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute, which works to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Greene joined GRAAHI as CEO in October, moving from Hope College where she held leadership positions in diversity and inclusion for nearly 17 years. She took over GRAAHI leadership as the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affected African Americans and brought greater attention to long-existing racial disparities in health care. As GRAAHI Board Chairman Paul Doyle said upon Greene’s hiring: “Now, more than ever, it is important to continue to highlight the systemic inequities and racial health disparities in our community.”

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