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Pine Rest to launch residency program

Written by | Sunday, 16 December 2012 23:24 |

A new residency program planned by Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services aims to address a local shortage of psychiatrists.

The potential role of apps to improve the quality of health care is evidenced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s willingness to put up $200,000 to reward app developers who come up with the best games.

As a serial entrepreneur in the tech industry, Keith Brophy has become intimately familiar with product-development processes for software, websites and apps. With his newest tech venture — an app for smartphones and tablet computers — he had to learn an entirely new product-development skill set: how clinical trials are run.

An American Medical Association report that again ranks Michigan’s health-insurance market as one of the least competitive in the nation provides even more fodder for argument between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and its competitors.

Michigan’s health-insurance market remains one of the least competitive in the nation, according to an annual nationwide analysis by the American Medical Association.


Jim Haveman, 69, is overseeing a department that has a $15 billion budget and is at the ground level of changes coming under federal health care reform.

Mercy Health CEO Roger Spoelman steps down

Written by | Sunday, 25 November 2012 23:38 |

Giving up day-to-day duties as president and CEO of Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon allows Roger Spoelman to spend more time focusing on the regional operations for parent company Trinity Health.

Phil McCorkle to retire from Saint Mary’s

Written by | Sunday, 25 November 2012 23:36 |

The search committee seeking a new CEO for Saint Mary’s Health Care has a lot working it its favor that should attract strong candidates to the job.

Investors look for successful life science exits

Written by | Sunday, 25 November 2012 23:34 |

Investors say once Michigan’s maturing life sciences industry can regularly generate success stories, the chances are that more venture capital will follow.

In an industry notorious for long — and expensive — development cycles, Tetra Discovery Partners LLC has a decided edge: a burn rate of almost zero, according to its founder.

GR SmartZone changes begin to take shape

Written by | Sunday, 25 November 2012 23:10 |

A change in the administrative structure for the Grand Rapids SmartZone brings with it a greater emphasis on growing the region’s medical device sector.

Executives bill the planned move of Kalamazoo’s largest physician practice into Bronson Healthcare Group as smoothing the way for both to meet the new demands of a changing health care industry.

Priority Health, MiBiz and Crain's Detroit Business recognize the 2012 Michigan Healthiest Employers.

Self-funded plans grow

Written by | Sunday, 11 November 2012 16:59 |

Self-funded health insurance plans used to be something that only larger employers considered, but increasingly, the big companies are not alone.

Bronson acquires K’zoo physician group

Written by | Monday, 05 November 2012 08:00 |

The Kalamazoo area’s largest group physician practice will become part of Bronson Healthcare Group.

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