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Displaying items tagged: healthcare

Tuesday, 03 November 2020 17:19

Settlement requires Stryker to divest certain products before $4B acquisition

Stryker Corp. will have to divest ankle and finger implant businesses under a proposed agreement with federal trade regulators to allow a $4 billion deal to proceed with Wright Medical Group N.V., a Netherlands-based maker of various orthopedic products.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 30 October 2020 14:49

West Michigan hospital officials brace for COVID ‘resurgence’

Officials at large West Michigan health systems say they are now treating as many COVID-19 patients as they did back in the spring when the pandemic hit hard, brought daily routines to a halt and hospitalizations were at their peak.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 30 October 2020 13:09

Average health insurance rates slightly higher as open enrollment starts Nov. 1

Health insurance open enrollment for 2021 starts Nov. 1 with small increases in rates for individual and small employer health care policies.

Published in Health Care

Friday, 30 October 2020 09:41

Stryker Q3 earnings rebound after pandemic-related declines

KALAMAZOO — Stryker Corp.’s sales and earnings rebounded in the third quarter after falling sharply in the prior three months and early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 13:16

Vanessa Greene takes over as CEO of Grand Rapids African American Health Institute

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids African American Health Institute has named Vanessa Greene as CEO.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 22 October 2020 15:38

Hospitals stay the course on COVID-19 prevention measures

Leaders at a number of health systems and hospitals in Michigan today affirmed their commitment to keeping policies and practices in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 19 October 2020 16:34

Johnson & Johnson CEO discusses COVID-19 vaccine process with GR Economic Club

GRAND RAPIDS — Johnson & Johnson hopes to bring a COVID-19 vaccine to market in the first half of 2021 in what would be a fraction of the time usually needed to develop and introduce a safe and effective new product.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 15 October 2020 12:46

Health Alliance Plan opens enrollment for Medicare plan in Southwest Michigan

Detroit-based Health Alliance Plan has extended a Medicare Advantage plan into seven more counties, continuing the insurance agency’s expansion into West Michigan.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 13 October 2020 16:59

Muskegon acute care health facility to close this month

MUSKEGON — A long-term acute care provider that for years leased space at Mercy Health’s Hackley Hospital campus plans to close its Muskegon location by the end of the month.

Published in Health Care

Tuesday, 13 October 2020 16:41

State lawmakers pass surprise medical billing legislation

State lawmakers have given final approval to bipartisan legislation that aims to curtail surprise medical billing in Michigan, sending the bills to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 13 October 2020 12:45

Catherine’s Health Center expansion to fill gap for underserved patients

GRAND RAPIDS — Catherine’s Health Center, a nonprofit health care provider for underserved patients in Kent County, plans to open two or three new clinics this fall after securing designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 11 October 2020 19:09

Metro Health pursuing open-heart surgery program in GR

Metro Health-University of Michigan Health likely will proceed with seeking state approval to perform open-heart surgery in Grand Rapids, a move that would bring more competition for the procedure to the local market.

Published in Health Care

Friday, 09 October 2020 14:12

Pine Rest, Havenwyck Hospital propose mental health facilities in Kent County

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services and the operator of a suburban Detroit psychiatric hospital each want to develop new inpatient mental health facilities in Kent County.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 11 October 2020 18:10

Michigan ranks second-lowest for hospital payments in RAND Corp. study

Michigan ranked second-lowest in the nation for what employers and insurance carriers paid hospitals for care compared to payments hospitals received from Medicare from 2016 to 2018.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 11 October 2020 17:30

Experts warn of rising mental health indicators — and how to treat them

Many of us have had that awkward Zoom moment.

Published in Health Care

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 12:57

Grand Rapids pharmaceutical manufacturer partnering with Johnson & Johnson on COVID-19 vaccine

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc. will produce a COVID-19 vaccine under development by a Belgian pharmaceutical company.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 27 September 2020 17:05

Remain vigilant: After six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, West Michigan health experts warn of complacency as seasons change

As the weather cools and winter approaches, health professionals warn about complacency and encourage residents and businesses to remain vigilant in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 21 September 2020 11:04

Kent County reports lull in COVID-19 testing

Kent County Health Department officials are reporting a recent decline in the number of COVID-19 tests being scheduled and administered at its testing sites, which are now operating below capacity.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 13 September 2020 17:23

Michigan’s surprise billing legislation attracts national attention

Alegislative effort to curtail surprise medical billing in Michigan has gained attention from national health care organizations shifting their focus to states amid stalled efforts federally.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 13 September 2020 11:33

Q&A: Tasha Blackmon President and CEO, Cherry Health

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Athena Award was created in 1989 to recognize professional excellence, community service and assistance to women for helping attain professional leadership skills. This year’s winner is Tasha Blackmon, who has served three years as president and CEO of Grand Rapids-based Cherry Health, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Michigan that provides care in underserved areas.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 02 September 2020 15:40

Bronson Healthcare plans to expand behavioral health capacity with new Battle Creek center

KALAMAZOO — Bronson Healthcare Group plans to develop a new inpatient psychiatric center in Battle Creek by 2022 that would more than double its licensed inpatient beds for behavioral health care.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 30 August 2020 17:43

Health Alliance Plan’s West Michigan entry part of broader strategic growth

Health Alliance Plan’s entry into the West Michigan market comes amid a broader strategic push to grow and become a larger statewide player for employee health benefits.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 30 August 2020 17:38

Panel: Employers reluctant to change health policies during pandemic

Even with the economic downturn, uncertainty and high unemployment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, employers still need to look strategically at employee health care benefits to retain and attract talent.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 27 August 2020 16:14

Insurance earnings, pandemic relief lead to first-half gains for Spectrum Health

GRAND RAPIDS — Strong earnings for Priority Health — combined with millions of dollars in state and federal aid — enabled Spectrum Health to remain in the black for the first half of 2020 despite operating losses at its hospitals.

Published in Health Care

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 15:18

Spectrum Health names new president of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health today named Dr. Hossain Marandi as president of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 16 August 2020 17:00

Growing shift to telehealth raises questions about access in rural communities

The COVID-19 pandemic created what Kelly Hirko calls a “massive shift” in health care.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 16 August 2020 16:41

New $160M COVID-19 vaccine contract ‘takes GRAM to the next level’

GRAND RAPIDS — The $160 million federal contract to produce a COVID-19 vaccine when it’s ready elevates Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc. into what Tom Ross calls the “big leagues.”

Published in Health Care

Friday, 14 August 2020 12:01

Health officials: Kent Co. employee screening program helping to limit COVID spread

An employee health screening program that includes dozens of Kent County businesses is helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community and keep key statistics at a relatively low and steady rate, health experts said today.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 10:33

Perrigo inks deal to buy 3 brands from Sanofi

ALLEGAN — Perrigo Co. plc intends to buy three skin care and hair loss brands from French pharmaceutical company Sanofi.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 06 August 2020 13:56

GR pharmaceutical firm lands $160M contract to produce COVID-19 vaccine

GRAND RAPIDS — A Grand Rapids pharmaceutical producer has landed a major $160 million federal contract to produce a new COVID-19 vaccine once it’s ready and available.

Published in Health Care

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