Allegan General Hospital will become part of Ascension Michigan on Sunday following the signing of a final definitive agreement.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health has closed Strive, the primary care medical and wellness practice started in downtown Grand Rapids two years ago that sought to bring a unique care model to the market.

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Beneath all of the recent attention-grabbing issues such as escalating pharmaceutical prices, hospital pricing and surprise billing, there lurks what Ken Thorpe says is the real leading cause of ever-rising health care costs in America: Growing incidence rates of chronic illness.

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As the state begins to implement new laws allowing adult recreational marijuana use, the Michigan State Medical Society wants a voice in the process.

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Small employers who contract with Priority Health for their employee health benefits could pay slightly less for coverage next year.

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A new health clinic on the south side of Grand Haven offers basic medical care to employees at three local companies.

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Jaime Counterman first worked for Metro Health in a contract marketing position as the hospital relocated from Grand Rapids to Wyoming. After moving into philanthropy and working elsewhere, she returned in early 2016 to work as a fundraiser at the health system’s foundation, and subsequently moved on a year ago to become executive director of Ele’s Place, a nonprofit organization that works with children experiencing grief. Counterman spoke with MiBiz about why she again returned in June as director of the Metro Health-University of Michigan Health Hospital Foundation. 

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KALAMAZOO — Bronson Healthcare Group trimmed its workforce this week.

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CALEDONIA — A Boston fund’s $170 million cash deal for Caledonia-based Aspen Surgical typifies the growing interest private equity has for investing in health care companies.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Valley State University received a $2.8 million federal grant to train nurse practitioners who will work in rural and underserved markets.

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