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Dr. Adam London spoke with MiBiz on May 5 about the county’s effort to track COVID-19, the limitations in testing and walking “this delicate policy tightrope” between public health and the economy.
WYOMING — Metro Health-University of Michigan Health System will start voluntary staff furloughs next week in response to the “lasting” financial consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The heads of two West Michigan public health agencies say they are unconcerned about the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases here as death tolls remain relatively flat and hospitals haven’t reached capacity.
GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health has been laying off staff in the last week, citing a “dramatic” financial hit from the COVID-19 pandemic that’s left hospitals unable to perform elective and non-emergency surgeries and procedures and driven up expenses.
PORTAGE — Southwest Michigan could become one of three production sites in the U.S. for a potential vaccine for COVID-19 that Pfizer Inc. and Mainz, Germany-based BioNTech SE are developing.
CALEDONIA — Aspen Surgical Products Inc., a producer of disposable surgical products, has acquired Precept Medical Products in Arden, N.C., a maker of personal protection equipment in health care.
KALAMAZOO — Stryker Corp. recorded a modest sales increase in the first quarter, as the COVID-19 pandemic cut into demand from medical procedures that were delayed or postponed and as hospitals were unable to perform elective medical procedures.
ALLEGAN — Higher consumer demand to treat symptoms of COVID-19 pushed Perrigo Co. plc to a 14-percent increase in sales growth for the first quarter.
State lawmakers on Tuesday urged Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to ease temporary restrictions and allow hospitals and other care providers to resume elective or non-essential medical procedures and surgeries.