Health Care

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.

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