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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.