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Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez

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Saturday, 15 September 2018 21:55

Q&A: Guylaine Donavan - Vice President, Hylant

More than 2,600 Michigan residents died in 2017 from an opioid overdose. That’s an increase of more than 80 percent over the last five years, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nationally, the CDC reports that more than 42,000 people died in 2016 from drug overdoses that involved opioids, obtained both legally and illegally. Benefits firm Hylant Group Inc. recently published a risk assessment scorecard on opioids for employers. MiBiz spoke with Guylaine Donavan, a client executive and vice president at Hylant’s Grand Rapids office, about the opioid epidemic.

In the 12-month period from June 2017 to June 2018, Commerce Bank’s outstanding commercial loan balances in West Michigan grew by 100 percent.

Bill Manns’ pending departure from Mercy Health Saint Mary’s to run sister hospitals in Southeast Michigan came about as the result of both a professional and personal decision.

Federal rules issued this summer widen an avenue for small businesses to offer employee health benefits by making it easier for them to unite to form an association health plan.

Closing fundraising for a $50 million private equity fund gives Auxo Investment Partners a year-long breather before preparing to raise capital for a second fund.

Stryker Corp. plans to acquire a financially struggling San Francisco-based medical technology company that produces advanced surgical devices.

The big three research universities in Michigan generated nearly $18.7 billion in economic impact across the state, an amount that grew 46 percent over 11 years even as public funding for higher education waned.

Bills Manns, the president of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s since 2013, will become the leader of sister hospitals St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston in mid October.

Friday, 31 August 2018 22:13

UFCU expands into northern Indiana

ST. JOSEPH — United Federal Credit Union’s opening of two offices this summer in South Bend and Mishawaka follow the organization’s plan to build a broader presence in the northern Indiana market.

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