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Wednesday, 05 August 2020 13:04

Perrigo reports boost in Q2 sales

Perrigo Co. plc grew sales more than 6 percent in the second quarter as earlier high demand eased for some medications during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sunday, 02 August 2020 18:42

AI speeds development of personalized health care

When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in Michigan, Priority Health turned to predictive analytics to identify which members were at the highest risk.

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Friday, 31 July 2020 08:29

Stryker Q2 sales fall sharply on pandemic-related delays for medical procedures

KALAMAZOO — Stryker Corp.’s sales declined sharply in the second quarter, as restrictions in the U.S. and globally during COVID-19 pandemic caused delays and deferrals of medical procedures, leading to a rare quarterly loss.

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Thursday, 30 July 2020 14:24

Report: Michigan hospitals take $1.1B hit from pandemic

Michigan hospitals took a $1.1 billion financial hit this spring from the COVID-19 pandemic, a cost that continues to grow.

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Wednesday, 29 July 2020 12:45

Grand Rapids African American Health Institute begins search for new director

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids African American Health Institute has launched a search for a new executive director.

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Tuesday, 21 July 2020 14:43

Analyst expects strong year for Michigan health plans after first quarter losses

Health plans in Michigan should post strong earnings for 2020 despite poor results in the first quarter from investment losses after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Monday, 20 July 2020 14:55

Specialty health center expands to Las Vegas

Advanced Cardiac & Vascular Centers for Amputation Prevention PLC has opened an office in Las Vegas, Nev., the practice’s fourth location and first outside of Michigan.

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Sunday, 19 July 2020 18:12

HAP bringing group health plans, competition to West Michigan in ’21

When it enters the West Michigan commercial health insurance market in 2021, the state’s third largest health plan will offer both large group and small group policies. 

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Sunday, 19 July 2020 18:07

Health leaders back Whitmer order to formalize implicit bias training

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent mandate for Michigan health care workers is already in practice at many hospitals and health systems to eliminate cultural biases that can affect care.

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Sunday, 19 July 2020 17:58

Collaborative cancer treatment network advances despite pandemic slowdown

Since announcing plans late last year to integrate cancer care, Mercy Health and Metro Health-University of Michigan Health have steadily proceeded on how exactly the Cancer Network of West Michigan will operate despite a slowdown related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sunday, 19 July 2020 17:41

STEWART Industries launches medical division to fill demand for PPE

 BATTLE CREEK — As someone who has served on a hospital board for more than a decade, Erick Stewart is keenly aware of the financial challenges associated with these health care organizations.

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Sunday, 19 July 2020 16:42

Q&A: Tina Freese Decker President and CEO Spectrum Health

A coalition of Michigan business and health care leaders recently warned that the state is at a “dangerous tipping point” in the COVID-19 pandemic and “at risk of losing ground it has sacrificed for months to gain” as the number of new cases again rose each day. As of July 16, Michigan had 71,842 confirmed cases of COVID-19, a daily increase of 645 cases.

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Thursday, 16 July 2020 16:35

Michigan health insurers propose small rate adjustments for 2021

Health insurers across Michigan have proposed small average rate adjustments for 2021 policy renewals for both small employers and individuals.

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Wednesday, 15 July 2020 16:19

Budden to retire as CEO of Priority Health

GRAND RAPIDS — Priority Health President and CEO Joan Budden plans to retire at the end of 2020 after 12 years with the health plan, the last five as its chief executive.

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Sunday, 12 July 2020 20:07

Medical groups back mask mandate as COVID cases rise: ‘This is serious, but preventable’

As the state mandates face coverings for indoor public places and large outdoor gatherings, a coalition of health care organizations in Michigan urges residents to raise “their vigilance against COVID-19,” maintain distance from one another and to wear a mask.

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Thursday, 09 July 2020 11:24

Michigan at ‘dangerous tipping point’ for COVID-19, health leaders warn

A coalition of business and health care leaders across the state today warned Michigan is at a “dangerous tipping point” in the COVID-19 pandemic and “at risk of losing ground it has sacrificed for months to gain.” The group cited increases in new daily cases in the last month after two months of steady decline. They include a record 610 new cases Wednesday, and more than 1,400 between July 2 and 4.

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Wednesday, 08 July 2020 16:38

Mercy Health Muskegon RNs vote for sole union representation by SEIU

MUSKEGON — SEIU Healthcare Michigan will represent all registered nurses at Mercy Health in Muskegon.

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Sunday, 05 July 2020 12:04

MSU flexes collaborative strategy developed in West Michigan to forge new partnerships

potential partnership with Henry Ford Health System could follow a similar playbook that Michigan State University wrote over the last decade in building up a medical education and research hub in Grand Rapids.

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Sunday, 05 July 2020 17:02

Physicians group argues state surprise billing legislation offers ‘one-sided solution’

Bills to curb surprise medical billing in Michigan move forward in Lansing without the backing of physicians, who worry the proposed changes in state law would put them at a disadvantage when negotiating future reimbursement contracts with health insurance carriers.

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Sunday, 05 July 2020 11:59

Health tech firms address emerging needs brought on by COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting emerging market needs gave opportunity to two Grand Rapids-area health care technology companies.

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Wednesday, 01 July 2020 15:02

Zeeland hospital again ranks among top nationally

Spectrum Health’s Zeeland Community Hospital has again been named among the top 100 hospitals in the U.S., according to an annual ranking by Fortune/IBM Watson Health.

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Monday, 29 June 2020 16:29

Priority Health plans to reduce customer costs through 2020

Priority Health plans to waive all copays, deductibles and coinsurance for COVID-19 treatment and medically necessary testing through 2020, as well as expand its zero cost-share for virtual physician visits, including behavioral health.

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Wednesday, 24 June 2020 16:38

Whitmer signs bills expanding telemedicine access

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a package of bills expanding access to telemedicine, codifying into law provisions of an earlier executive order.

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Tuesday, 23 June 2020 16:35

New deal with Cigna gives Priority Health national reach

A new deal with commercial health insurance carrier Cigna Corp. gives Priority Health a broader care network across the U.S. to use when pitching potential national accounts.

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Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:43

Reporter's Notebook: COVID-19 raises questions for health insurance rates

The premium credits Priority Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan are providing small employers this summer stem from lower medical claims after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Friday, 19 June 2020 15:16

Perrigo sells generic drug biz to U.K. pharmaceutical company

Perrigo Co. plc has sold its generic prescription drug business to United Kingdom-based Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd for $195 million in cash.

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Tuesday, 16 June 2020 16:19

Hospital trade group launches awareness campaign over new auto insurance laws

The Lansing trade association for hospitals across Michigan urges vehicle owners to opt for the highest level of medical coverage under a revised no-fault auto insurance law that takes effect July 1.

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Sunday, 14 June 2020 20:28

Spectrum Health pledges $100 million to address inequities in health care

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health, the largest care provider in Western Michigan, has committed at least $100 million over the next decade to address racial and ethnic disparities and improve equity in health care.

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Wednesday, 10 June 2020 16:57

Forest View Hospital in Grand Rapids names new CEO

GRAND RAPIDS — Forest View Hospital named a long-time behavioral health care executive as its new CEO.

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Tuesday, 09 June 2020 15:41

Blue Cross to waive COVID-19-related copays through end of 2020

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network will continue to waive copays and other cost sharing for treating for COVID-19 through the end of 2020.

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