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Thursday, 23 February 2023 18:11

Trinity Health temporarily closing surgical floor at Muskegon hospital amid staffing crunch

MUSKEGON — Temporarily closing a surgical floor at Trinity Health Muskegon reflects the ongoing staffing crunch many hospitals are facing today.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 11 January 2023 20:19

Michigan physicians group wants state to provide financial aid to cope with rising costs

The financial pressures that have many U.S. hospitals and health systems operating at a loss also are battering the finances for physician practices nationwide.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 22 December 2022 16:19

Rocked by unprecedented cost pressures, Michigan hospitals face ‘very, very challenging’ outlook

Health systems across Michigan head toward 2023 facing major financial headwinds from an intensifying worker shortage that has sharply driven up labor costs that cut hard into their bottom lines.

Published in Health Care

Tuesday, 06 September 2022 15:42

Statewide jobs report confirms decline in health care employment

The number of health care jobs in Michigan declined in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, worsening an existing staffing shortage that — if not reversed — could eventually affect access to care.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 01 August 2022 17:16

Medical groups alarmed, seek guidance following latest abortion court ruling

The trade group representing more than 15,000 Michigan physicians is raising concerns for its members following a state Court of Appeals ruling allowing county prosecutors to pursue criminal charges in most abortion cases under a 1931 law.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 01 July 2022 10:25

Sturgis Hospital secures $11M in state funding to remain open

The state will allocate $11 million to keep Sturgis Hospital open under a budget deal between top lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 27 February 2022 18:02

$300M set to address health care worker shortage

The $300 million that state lawmakers recently appropriated to help health care providers attract and retain workers amid an acute staffing shortage could begin flowing by early spring.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 09 February 2022 13:04

Legislature approves $300M in COVID relief funding to help retain health care workers

Legislation allocating $1.2 billion in pandemic relief funding that’s now headed to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for her signature includes $300 million to help health care providers retain and attract staff.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:00

Hospitals delay care, add beds, shift staff in ‘most challenging’ COVID surge yet

 Hospitals and their medical personnel who are already deeply strained from high patient volumes face an even tougher time in the weeks ahead as COVID-19 cases rise and hospitalizations reach new peaks.

Published in Health Care

Tuesday, 23 November 2021 12:55

Spectrum Health moves back to visitor restrictions as more hospitals seek community help with COVID-19 spike

Spectrum Health has reinstituted visitor restrictions at all of its 13 hospitals as COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the state.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 04 November 2021 14:25

Health care advocates call for $650M to help rebuild talent pipeline

Michigan health care advocates are calling on legislators and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to direct $650 million to train new workers and rebuild a talent pipeline that’s been depleted further in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 26 September 2021 18:30

Hospitals launch pay incentives to attract, retain workers amid staff shortages

Metro Health-University of Michigan Health launched a new bonus program this month that pays up to thousands of dollars to new workers who start amid persistent staffing shortages in health care.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 12 September 2021 17:40

Biz, health care advocates promote vaccines to ensure economic recovery

As the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations steadily rise in Michigan, business and health care advocates say getting more people vaccinated remains paramount to ending the pandemic and avoiding further economic damage.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 06 August 2021 14:08

Michigan hospitals encourage vaccination in light of COVID-19 delta variant

As the COVID-19 delta variant surges across the country, Michigan hospitals are urging people to get vaccinated.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 20 June 2021 18:20

Spectrum, Beaumont follow health consolidation trend

The proposed merger between Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health could add fuel to the years-long trend of consolidation in the health care industry.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 11 April 2021 18:05

Spectrum Health financials steady through pandemic as outlook shifts for hospitals

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health maintained a solid financial performance for 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic stressed operating margins at hospitals nationwide.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 30 March 2021 16:41

Grand Rapids mass vaccine clinic opens eligibility to everyone 16 and older as cases, hospitalizations spike

GRAND RAPIDS — The mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids raised eligibility Tuesday to anyone 16 years and older as more doses become available and amid recent surges in cases among a younger population and rising positive tests.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 24 March 2021 17:37

More young people hospitalized with COVID-19, as cases again spike in Michigan

The state today reported more than 4,500 additional COVID-19 cases, continuing recent increases in cases that have caused hospitalization rates to spike in Michigan, particularly among younger people.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 31 January 2021 18:50

Finance, health care remain vigilant on cybersecurity as small biz takes notice

Through working with a number of banks and credit unions, Randy Brinks is fully aware of the giant target that the financial services industry has had for years concerning cybersecurity threats.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 14 December 2020 17:06

‘We’re making history right now,’ Spectrum Health CEO says as health system issues first COVID-19 vaccinations

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health vaccinated its first medical staff today hours after receiving the first doses from Pfizer Inc., ushering in what President and CEO Tina Freese Decker called the “next chapter in our fight against COVID-19.”

Published in Health Care
Monday, 07 December 2020 15:50

State extends COVID-19 restrictions for 12 more days

The Whitmer administration has extended restrictions on indoor dining and various indoor entertainment facilities for 12 more days to help curb the surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Published in Small Business

Monday, 07 December 2020 10:18

Hospital group calls for extension of restrictions to help stop spread of COVID-19

Hospitals want Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to extend restrictions that are set to expire tomorrow night extended through the holiday season.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 06 December 2020 18:31

Taking a toll: The COVID-19 pandemic is stressing a health care workforce already coping with burnout

Professional burnout was a big problem in health care well before COVID-19.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 06 December 2020 15:33

Hospitals prepare for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

As they manage the ongoing surge of COVID-19 patients, hospitals are preparing to receive and distribute vaccines that could ease and eventually bring an end to the pandemic.

Published in Health Care

Thursday, 12 November 2020 13:05

Michigan at ‘pivotal point’ in COVID-19 fight, health officials say

After hospitalizations statewide doubled in just two weeks, health care executives across Michigan are emphasizing the need for people to follow public health guidelines to get the spread of the coronavirus back under control.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 22 October 2020 15:38

Hospitals stay the course on COVID-19 prevention measures

Leaders at a number of health systems and hospitals in Michigan today affirmed their commitment to keeping policies and practices in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 27 August 2020 16:14

Insurance earnings, pandemic relief lead to first-half gains for Spectrum Health

GRAND RAPIDS — Strong earnings for Priority Health — combined with millions of dollars in state and federal aid — enabled Spectrum Health to remain in the black for the first half of 2020 despite operating losses at its hospitals.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 19 July 2020 18:07

Health leaders back Whitmer order to formalize implicit bias training

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent mandate for Michigan health care workers is already in practice at many hospitals and health systems to eliminate cultural biases that can affect care.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 16:19

Hospital trade group launches awareness campaign over new auto insurance laws

The Lansing trade association for hospitals across Michigan urges vehicle owners to opt for the highest level of medical coverage under a revised no-fault auto insurance law that takes effect July 1.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 21 May 2020 11:32

Whitmer to lift restrictions on medical procedures, allow retail to reopen by appointment

 Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today further lifted restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a resumption of non-essential medical procedures starting May 29.

Published in Economic Development

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