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KALAMAZOO — Southwest Michigan’s legacy in the life sciences industry and the area’s strong talent pool led accuFD Inc. to set up shop in Kalamazoo.

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Valley State University seeks to raise $10 million through a capital campaign to coincide with the construction of a $37.5 million academic center along the Medical Mile.

Mike Jandernoa leaves the board at Perrigo Co. plc next spring and in the process ends a link to the company’s past when it was a far smaller producer of medications in rural Allegan.

GRAND RAPIDS — After closing last spring on a $2 million venture capital investment, Ted Spooner began seeking another $8 million for his company, RespondWell LLC, a Grand Rapids-based telehealth provider.

Michigan employers have not transitioned to lower-cost, high-deductible health plans as quickly as the rest of the nation.

New federal regulations that take effect Jan. 1 may require some employers to adjust the incentives they offer to get employees to join their workplace wellness programs.

GRAND RAPIDS — The sale of RespondWell LLC last summer for an undisclosed sum was the first exit recorded by venture capital firm Michigan Accelerator Fund.

GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP — Spectrum Health and Holland Hospital collectively put $130,000 in cash toward what was billed as an information and education campaign on a ballot question in the township where the two are developing a medical campus.

SOUTH HAVEN — Frank Sardone sees nothing but positives in the overwhelming voter support for the pending addition of South Haven Health System into Bronson Healthcare Group.

As final details come together for combining with the University of Michigan Health System, Metro Health is proceeding with development of a $6 million clinic to treat vascular disease.

The medical campus under construction west of Rockford in northern Kent County follows a move by Spectrum Health to concentrate care across its footprint into one-stop locations. 

The addition of Spectrum Health gives a statewide coalition of health systems a large West Michigan presence and heightens the potential for it to offer employers a new option for benefits.

Affiliating with the University of Michigan Health System would give Metro Health scale and the access to expertise and capital needed for breaking out of the shadows of its larger competitors in Grand Rapids.

KALAMAZOO — The rebranding of Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo follows a move by parent company Ascension Health to create a single brand identity for all of its hospitals and care centers.

Metro Health’s probable link with the University of Michigan Health System comes a little more than a year after a joint venture collapsed with one of the largest operators of hospitals in America.

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