Displaying items tagged: University of Michigan HealthWest

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 December 2022 16:36

University of Michigan Health-West plans new $10.4M Wayland health center to expand services in underserved area

University of Michigan Health-West plans to build a new, larger health center in Wayland to expand care offerings in an underserved area.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 29 November 2022 00:01

University of Michigan Health-West, GRCC take on nursing shortage with new partnership

University of Michigan Health-West will help nursing students at Grand Rapids Community College pay for their training through a new partnership designed to address an acute nursing shortage.

Published in Health Care

Wednesday, 12 October 2022 13:57

University of Michigan Health-West performs first open-heart procedure, boosting competition for cardiac surgery

Greater competition in the West Michigan health care market for cardiac surgery has arrived with University of Michigan Health-West performing its first open-heart procedure.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 27 June 2022 16:26

Whitmer cites BHSH, Kent Co. prosecutor in calling for legal certainty around abortion

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has renewed her request for the Michigan Supreme Court to immediately consider her lawsuit to determine whether abortion is protected under the state’s constitution.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 24 April 2022 18:49

MiBiz Growth Report: April 25, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 11, 2022.

Published in Economic Development

Monday, 18 April 2022 15:46

University of Michigan Health-West opens new Allendale outpatient medical center

ALLENDALE — University of Michigan Health-West has opened a new outpatient medical center in Allendale.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 10 April 2022 18:18

People in the news: April, 2022

Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for April 11, 2022 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 10 April 2022 18:41

DEI experts say early education, listening, investing key to meaningful change

In the nearly two years since Minneapolis police killed George Floyd and sparked a national wave of civil unrest, the business community has responded with both internal and external commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 10 April 2022 18:45

University of Michigan Health-West set to launch open-heart surgery this fall

University of Michigan Health-West remains on track to perform its first open-heart surgery by late fall.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 27 March 2022 18:10

Holland Hospital leaders take on new roles as health care partnerships deepen

HOLLAND — Holland Hospital has put in motion an executive leadership succession plan while looking to extend its position in the lakeshore health care market and to build clinical services through partnerships with University of Michigan Health-West.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 13 March 2022 18:13

Health system’s employee pitch competition yields new plan for prescription renewals

new system to help patients more easily renew prescription medication by phone that also saves staff time and avoids delays at University of Michigan Health-West is the result of the health system’s recent employee pitch competition. 

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, 30 January 2022 18:12

Health care leaders speak out as workers endure ‘pandemic of violence’

Incidents of abuse and violence against health care workers already occurred at an alarming frequency two years ago.

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
Sunday, 19 December 2021 18:10

Hospital execs hope to gain lessons from pandemic-induced staffing crisis

The start of 2022 will be a grim one for hospitals.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 03 December 2021 16:27

Mercy, Spectrum, UM Health-West at or near capacity with COVID-19 patients

Officials with three major West Michigan health systems reported Friday that their hospitals are at, or near, capacity with COVID-19 patients, test positivity rates are at record highs, and worker fatigue is at its worst levels of the pandemic.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 21 November 2021 18:20

Spectrum Health to spend $117M on pay, bonuses to combat staffing woes

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health plans to spend $117 million in the coming months on higher pay and bonuses to help retain and attract workers amid a widespread health care industry staffing shortage.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 16 November 2021 13:46

COVID-19, delayed procedures push West Michigan hospitals to capacity

GRAND RAPIDS — The ongoing high demand for care both from people ill with COVID-19 and non-COVID patients who have delayed procedures has some West Michigan hospitals nearing capacity.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 10 November 2021 10:51

West Michigan hospitals receive top ratings as state ranks 10th for patient safety

Most hospitals in West Michigan have earned an “A” or a “B” grade in a recent biannual report card on patient safety.

Published in Health Care

Tuesday, 29 June 2021 16:55

Metro Health — University of Michigan Health renamed to University of Michigan Health-West

WYOMING — Metro Health — University of Michigan Health has been renamed to University of Michigan Health-West in what health system officials say is a “natural next step” that will help “fulfill our destiny.”

Published in Health Care