Mercy Health and Metro Health-University of Michigan plan to integrate cancer care in West Michigan through a new network to treat patients at three locations in Grand Rapids and Muskegon.

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Wanda Lipscomb considers a study that details burnout among medical professionals as a “call to action” to drive change and prevent the shortage of care providers from worsening.

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If the results from a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan pilot program hold up, Dr. William Beecroft hopes to create a new model for health insurers to cover treatment for substance use disorder.

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As Michigan universities land tens of millions of dollars in opioid research funding, students at all age levels are learning lessons about the epidemic.

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Dr. Corey Waller has traveled the country to assess hospitals’ and health care systems’ effectiveness at treating chronic pain with opioids. Waller says his findings show a lack of understanding on the part of physicians and hospital administrators to tackle the opioid epidemic head-on.

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GRAND RAPIDS — The merger between Priority Health and Detroit-based HMO Total Health Care Inc. heads to a close in the new year after receiving state regulatory approval.

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Michigan State University’s new Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building builds on a uniquely West Michigan model of public-private partnerships that’s been behind some of the largest projects in Grand Rapids.

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NORTON SHORES — Mercy Health began construction on a $20 million primary care and outpatient medical center in Norton Shores.

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Two Michigan health information networks will combine operations by the end of the year.

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CUTLERVILLE — The psychiatric urgent care center Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services opened in the spring treated nearly 3,000 people during its first six months, proving a need to improve access to behavioral health care.

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