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WYOMING — Metro Health — University of Michigan Health has been renamed to University of Michigan Health-West in what health system officials say is a “natural next step” that will help “fulfill our destiny.”
Spectrum Health’s former chief financial officer was “stunned” when he learned about the health system’s proposed merger with Beaumont Health, and doubts the plan will achieve the intended goals.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan joined four other Blues plans across the U.S. to form a new venture that seeks to reduce the high cost of prescription drugs.
The proposed merger between Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health that would form the largest in-state health system in Michigan has drawn concern from a statewide business-labor coalition that worries about the resulting potential for higher prices.
As state lawmakers consider more controls over prior authorizations that health insurers require before covering certain medical care, Priority Health has launched a new system designed to make the process easier for physicians.
BYRON CENTER — SpartanNash Co. has jumped into the rapidly growing telemedicine arena with a new service that emphasizes affordability.
The proposed merger between Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health could add fuel to the years-long trend of consolidation in the health care industry.
Dr. Paula Termuhlen took the helm of the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) on May 1, succeeding founding Dean Dr. Hal Jenson, who retired after 10 years at the post. Just one month into Termuhlen’s tenure, Western Michigan University announced a historic, anonymous $550 million gift to the university over the course of 10 years. WMed will receive $300 million of the donation, the largest gift ever bestowed upon a public university. MiBiz spoke with Termuhlen on how she plans to use the funds and where WMed is heading after reaching its 10-year milestone.
Michigan residents will no longer have to contend with COVID-19 gathering and masking restrictions beginning next week.
Michigan health care leaders say a potential merger between Spectrum Health and Southfield-based Beaumont Health could have significant implications for the statewide health care and insurance markets.