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GRAND RAPIDS — Five years after performing its first adult heart transplant, Spectrum Health not only treats more patients locally but also now looks to reach out to people in new markets.

In the 13 years since she first passed her boards, Dr. Megan Edison has gone from “super proud” to frustrated.

Cyber thieves are increasingly seeking to steal patient data from health care providers. 

Employees enrolled in a wellness-based health plan offered by Priority Health cost 12 percent less to insure over a four-year period than those who had standard health coverage.

Employees enrolled in a wellness-based health plan offered by Priority Health cost 12 percent less to insure over a four-year period than those who had standard health coverage.

In 2015, Blue Care Network spent $55.4 million for just 712 members who each took a specialized drug to treat Hepatitis C.

Bronson Healthcare Group’s second FastCare clinic in Southwest Michigan will add to the growing lineup of retail medical centers that offer convenient access to patients seeking treatment for minor conditions.

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s and Holland Hospital can now treat heart patients they previously had to refer elsewhere for a procedure to clear clogged arteries.

BATTLE CREEK — The former Southwest Regional Rehabilitation Center Inc. has settled claims that it improperly billed Medicare for care that was later ruled to be medically unnecessary.

KALAMAZOO — Stryker Corp. is so confident about the efficacy and reliability of a new surgical safety device that it’s willing to issue a guarantee to hospitals that use it. 

North Ottawa Community Health System and Mercy Health plan to work together under a new strategic alliance that executives say holds benefits for both health systems.

A $50 million medical facility that Spectrum Health and Holland Hospital planned to develop in the Grand Haven area has drawn objections from community officials.

GRAND RAPIDS — Backed by a recent $2 million capital raise, a startup Grand Rapids-based digital health company plans to expand its sales force and further develop its software that allows patients to receive virtual care at home. 

Companies that have yet to offer a high-deductible health plan — at least as a benefit option — are now in the minority in America.

Priority Health posted strong earnings and membership growth in 2015 for both its commercial and Medicaid health plans. 

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