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If Mark Gurney can’t find the capital he needs in Michigan, his drug development firm is poised to look for it elsewhere.

The 2,000-plus cyclers who will pedal through West Michigan this June for the Gran Fondo event will do more than just get in a day’s ride. 

West Michigan’s cost advantages for health care services may be eroding.

Michigan hospitals serving distressed areas tend to earn lower quality scores. 

Metro Health Hospital and two hospitals owned by Spectrum Health were ranked among the nation’s top hospitals by The Leapfrog Group, a national health care quality and safety advocate.

The University of Michigan Health System’s acquisition of Metro Health appears on track to close in the near future.

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.

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