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Sunday, 20 December 2020 18:16

Pandemic gives health care industry ‘solid nudge’ to make needed changes

Joan Budden retires Dec. 31 as CEO of Priority Health, Michigan’s second-largest health plan with more than 1 million people statewide enrolled in policies. As she prepares to depart after 12 years with the Grand Rapids-based Priority Health, the last five as CEO, Budden expects COVID-19 pandemic will continue to cause disruptions. That includes within Priority Health, which had to adjust its operations because of state-ordered restrictions, as well as with the broader trend toward increased use of telehealth services, Budden told MiBiz

Published in Health Care
Friday, 18 December 2020 09:54

Top Michigan health official details COVID-19 vaccine plans as more frontline workers receive doses

More Michigan hospitals are now vaccinating health care workers as doses of the Pfizer Inc. vaccine arrive.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 17 December 2020 17:08

Spectrum Health to buy out Holland Hospital’s interest in Grand Haven medical campus

GRAND HAVEN — Spectrum Health plans to buy out Holland Hospital’s interest in Health Pointe, an outpatient medical campus developed in Grand Haven through a joint venture, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Health Care

Thursday, 17 December 2020 14:42

Perrigo seeks $4.1M in tax incentives for planned GR headquarters; Holland expansion moves forward

GRAND RAPIDS — Perrigo Co. plc is seeking a 12-year incentive agreement estimated at $4.1 million in total property tax savings for its plans to relocate its North American headquarters to downtown.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 14 December 2020 17:06

‘We’re making history right now,’ Spectrum Health CEO says as health system issues first COVID-19 vaccinations

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health vaccinated its first medical staff today hours after receiving the first doses from Pfizer Inc., ushering in what President and CEO Tina Freese Decker called the “next chapter in our fight against COVID-19.”

Published in Health Care
Monday, 14 December 2020 15:52

Five West Michigan hospitals earn high grades for patient safety

Five hospitals in West Michigan were among 32 statewide to earn an “A” in a fall report card on patient safety.

Published in Health Care

Thursday, 10 December 2020 15:08

State officials detail more COVID-19 vaccine plans; major insurers to cover costs

LANSING — State officials expect Michigan to receive nearly 260,000 initial doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc., based on federal estimates.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 07 December 2020 11:47

Innovative Medical Systems acquired by Illinois electronic security firm

GRAND RAPIDS -- Convergint Technologies LLC in Schaumburg, Ill., has acquired Grand Rapids-based Innovative Medical Systems Inc., a reseller of acute care and technical products for hospitals.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 07 December 2020 10:18

Hospital group calls for extension of restrictions to help stop spread of COVID-19

Hospitals want Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to extend restrictions that are set to expire tomorrow night extended through the holiday season.

Published in Health Care

Friday, 04 December 2020 12:43

Mary Free Bed adds temporary capacity to ease pressure on regional hospitals

GRAND RAPIDS — Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has temporarily added beds to ease pressure on other hospitals in the region that are stressed with a surge in COVID-19 patients.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 06 December 2020 18:31

Taking a toll: The COVID-19 pandemic is stressing a health care workforce already coping with burnout

Professional burnout was a big problem in health care well before COVID-19.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 06 December 2020 15:33

Hospitals prepare for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

As they manage the ongoing surge of COVID-19 patients, hospitals are preparing to receive and distribute vaccines that could ease and eventually bring an end to the pandemic.

Published in Health Care

Thursday, 03 December 2020 16:00

State officials say progress is being made on COVID-19 racial disparities

Michigan has made progress since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic to address racial disparities and reduce the death and infection rates among African Americans, state officials say.

Published in Health Care
Saturday, 28 November 2020 08:54

Priority Health to issue health coverage rebates to large employers

Priority Health plans to give large employers a rebate early next year on their employee health coverage, a result of lower medical claims from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 12:47

Aspen Surgical acquires Iowa medical equipment producer

CALEDONIA — Aspen Surgical Products Inc. completed its third acquisition in less than a year after buying Protek Medical Products Inc. in Coralville, Iowa.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 22 November 2020 19:05

HMO group lays groundwork for medical claims data legislation

As reports continue to rank Michigan as one of the least competitive markets in the nation, the statewide trade group representing HMOs wants to ensure that insurance carriers are able to pursue business when employers bid out employee health coverage.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 22 November 2020 18:00

Survey: West Michigan executives broadly support mask mandate, more federal stimulus funding

Roughly three-quarters of West Michigan business executives and other professionals support a statewide mask mandate for indoor gatherings as well as another round of federal stimulus funding, according to a survey last week of nearly 400 MiBiz readers.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 20 November 2020 12:47

Bronson, Borgess rank among top heart hospitals in the U.S.

Bronson Methodist Hospital and Ascension Borgess in Kalamazoo were named among the top 50 heart hospitals in the U.S. by Fortune and IBM Watson Health.

Published in Health Care

Thursday, 19 November 2020 16:48

Spectrum Health forecasts surge in COVID patients over next two weeks

GRAND RAPIDS — The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients that Spectrum Health is treating could surge far higher by early December if present infection rates continue unabated.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 17 November 2020 10:21

Mercy Health to open care unit at Hackley campus for COVID-19 patients

MUSKEGON — Mercy Health Muskegon plans to open a care unit Thursday at the Hackley campus to handle a surge in COVID-19 patients.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 12 November 2020 17:06

‘This virus is out of control,’ state’s top doctor says amid pandemic second wave

LANSING — With hospital bed capacity and staffing increasingly stretched thin, exponential growth in positive cases statewide and limited contact tracing ability, the Whitmer administration is urging Michigan residents to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Published in Health Care

Thursday, 12 November 2020 13:05

Michigan at ‘pivotal point’ in COVID-19 fight, health officials say

After hospitalizations statewide doubled in just two weeks, health care executives across Michigan are emphasizing the need for people to follow public health guidelines to get the spread of the coronavirus back under control.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 14:41

Hospital staffing a growing concern as facilities add beds for COVID patients

As the COVID-19 pandemic surges, hospitals have the ability to add the beds needed to handle the influx of patients.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 11:07

Mercy Health Muskegon, Metro Health delay elective procedures as COVID cases surge

MUSKEGON — Mercy Health Muskegon has begun to delay elective surgeries as needed and is weighing whether to open additional emergency beds as COVID-19 cases surge.

Published in Health Care

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 11:51

Holland medical device developer raises more than $21M in capital round

HOLLAND — Raising nearly $21.6 million gives Shoulder Innovations Inc. the capital needed to scale up operations and bring new products to market.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 08 November 2020 19:20

MSU officials see close alignment with Perrigo’s planned GR headquarters

 GRAND RAPIDS — Perrigo Co. plc’s planned North America headquarters in downtown Grand Rapids adds a major new player to the Medical Mile academic, research and health care cluster as well as a potential new partner for Michigan State University.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 08 November 2020 18:30

Lawmakers consider bills to bolster mental health care access

Against the backdrop of what behavioral health experts say is a worsening crisis in the COVID-19 pandemic, state lawmakers are weighing a number of bills to increase access to mental health care in Michigan.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 08 November 2020 17:16

Spectrum Health plans $72M projects

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health plans to develop two new facilities for rehabilitation and nursing home care in Grand Rapids, plus a third center specializing in outpatient orthopedic surgeries.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 08 November 2020 14:11

Q&A: Dr. Jurgen Luders Chief of Neurosurgery, Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences

Dr. Jurgen Luders connected years ago with Golden, Colo.-based Reven Pharmaceuticals Inc. after a friend and former colleague at the Cleveland Clinic told him about his own involvement with the company. Luders visited Reven to learn more and ended up joining its advisory board. He later became medical director at Reven, which is developing a powerful anti-inflammatory drug called Rejuveinix, or RJX, that shows promise in preventing and reversing conditions caused by inflammation. Luders — the chief of neurosurgery at Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences who is board certified in regenerative medicine — spoke with MiBiz about his work with Reven, RJX’s potential for treating COVID-19 patients, and innovation in health care.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 04 November 2020 14:40

Home health provider accelerates telehealth product during pandemic

Grand Rapids-based home health care provider Atrio Home Health Lakeshore was already looking for a telehealth platform to remotely monitor clients’ conditions before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Health Care

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