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PORT SHELDON — A biotech startup will use $1 million in capital to pay for preclinical trials on an innovation it has developed for use in orthopedic surgeries.

Medicaid and funding issues dominate the health care agenda in 2016 for advocacy groups in Lansing.

new roadmap aims to reboot efforts to build Michigan’s life sciences industry and compete with similar clusters around the U.S. and the world.

A large medical center proposed in Grand Haven follows a steady, decade-long transformation of the health care marketplace in communities along the lakeshore in western Ottawa County.

The six independent health systems behind a new clinical care network across Michigan want to bring on more partners.

At $271.2 million, the expansion and renovation at Mercy Health’s Hackley Hospital campus in Muskegon stands as one of the largest health care projects in Michigan today.

Mike Damstra’s chance to fill a gap in his company’s service footprint along the lakeshore arose last year when North Ottawa Community Health System came knocking.

Two months after fending off a hostile takeover bid, Perrigo Co. plc raised its earnings expectations for 2016, a byproduct of projected growth and a cost-cutting plan the company launched last fall.

This year’s edition of the Health Check report by Grand Valley State University affirms many of the trends that have been occurring in the health care industry indeed are happening in West Michigan.

Armed with a new analysis that shows wide disparities in the costs of treatments in urban and rural areas in West Michigan, insurers now have an opportunity to examine the causes of those variances.

An aging population and growing demand for services gave a Muskegon-area senior care provider the opportunity to expand and extend its care model into southern Ottawa County.

Tetra Discovery Partners LLC moves into clinical trials early next year, beginning the next leg of a journey to develop a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

As she transitions next month to chief executive of one of the state’s largest health insurers, Joan Budden wants to reach out to clients and care providers to get their view of how Priority Health is doing.

An agreement with a Canadian company will significantly expand sales and marketing efforts for Armune Bioscience Inc. and its new blood test for prostate cancer that hit the market this year. Under the co-marketing deal, Quebec City-based Aeterna Zenteris Inc. will market Armune’s Apifiny blood test alongside its own products as it meets with health systems and large medical groups across the U.S. 

Hospital systems across West Michigan increasingly have turned to telemedicine to provide broader access to health care and better connect doctors to patients. Under Spectrum Health’s MedNow virtual health service, a patient can connect with a Spectrum Health doctor for an online video visit for minor or low-acuity medical conditions such as a cold, the flu or a rash.

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