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Displaying items tagged: health care

Thursday, 02 February 2023 15:25

Trinity Health lawsuit alleges ‘monopolistic behavior’ by major West Michigan orthopedic practice

GRAND RAPIDS — Trinity Health and four surgeons want a federal court to invalidate non-compete agreements with Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, claiming they allow the market’s largest orthopedic practice to essentially hold a monopoly over procedures in Kent County.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 12 January 2023 16:04

Davenport University to launch new mental health-focused graduate degrees

CALEDONIA TWP. — Davenport University plans to ramp up academic programs to bring more professionals into the mental health field.

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

Tuesday, 10 January 2023 15:23

Aspen Surgical taps longtime med device industry exec as new CEO

CALEDONIA — Aspen Surgical Products Inc. has named Steve Blazejewski as CEO as part of an executive succession plan. 

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 28 December 2022 19:03

Spectrum, Beaumont integration and expansions top most-read health care stories of 2022

The blockbuster merger of Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health in February of 2022 created a monthslong process, including a couple of name changes, to merge the two large health systems. 

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 28 December 2022 16:43

Constance Brown Hearing Centers to become part of Bronson Medical Group

Constance Brown Hearing Centers will become part of Bronson Healthcare next week, allowing for easier collaboration and follow-up care between the two organizations.

Published in Health Care

Wednesday, 28 December 2022 11:55

After exhausting options to shift costs to employees, companies take a broader view on benefits

Larger employers are taking a broader view of their employee benefits. Rather than consider health benefits separate from other benefits, they now look at them together as an entire package in the total compensation they offer.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 22 December 2022 16:25

Corewell Health pursues ‘bold vision’ as post-merger integration continues in 2023

Tina Freese Decker led the blockbuster 2022 merger between Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Heath and Beaumont Health in Southfield that created Corewell Health, the largest in-state health system in Michigan with 22 hospitals and about 64,000 employees.

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

Thursday, 22 December 2022 10:20

‘Time will tell’ whether new Sparrow contract boosts Priority Health’s Lansing market share

The new contract with Sparrow Health System provides an opportunity for Priority Health to carve out a much larger presence in the Lansing-area market, although growth may not come easily.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 20 December 2022 12:52

New Hope Network CEO discusses canceled neuro rehabilitation deal, 2023 plans

A former office furniture executive whose career includes positions at Kentwood Office Furniture and the former Herman Miller Inc., Bob Von Kaenel took over as Hope Network’s CEO on Dec. 1.

Published in Nonprofits
Thursday, 15 December 2022 13:50

New contract with Sparrow Health deepens Priority Health’s Lansing-area presence

A new contract with Sparrow Health in Lansing fills a notable hole in Priority Health’s care network across the Lower Peninsula.

Published in Health Care

Wednesday, 14 December 2022 11:46

Medical equipment manufacturer plans $38.7M expansion in Walker

WALKER — Medical equipment manufacturer Tech Group Grand Rapids Inc. plans a $38.7 million expansion to “significantly expand production capacity” at its Walker facility.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 11 December 2022 19:45

Ascension Borgess reaches tentative agreement with nurses after vote to authorize strike 

Unionized nurses at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo will vote this week on a proposed tentative contract.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 08 December 2022 18:30

University of Michigan Health to acquire Lansing’s Sparrow Health

LANSING — University of Michigan Health will extend further across the state with the acquisition of Lansing-based Sparrow Health.

Published in Health Care

Thursday, 08 December 2022 11:50

Longtime West Michigan office furniture exec to lead Hope Network 

GRAND RAPIDS — Bob Von Kaenel, a longtime executive at Kentwood Office Furniture and Herman Miller Inc., has been named the new president and CEO of nonprofit health care services provider Hope Network.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 07 December 2022 15:28

Ascension Borgess Hospital nurses vote to authorize strike as contract negotiations continue

Ascension Borgess Hospital nurses have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if needed to secure a new union contract.

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, 06 December 2022 10:27

Network180 secures $3.9M in Kent Co. ARPA funding to build out behavioral health crisis services

The $3.9 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding that Network180 received from Kent County will help support mental health care services for people in a crisis.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 05 December 2022 13:28

Pfizer investing $750M to expand Portage production facility

PORTAGE — Pfizer Inc. plans to invest $750 million to expand production capacity in Portage, creating 300 jobs.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 05 December 2022 09:04

GRAM acquires nearby Grand Rapids property to support ongoing expansion

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc. has acquired property near its Grand Rapids headquarters to support the contract manufacturer’s ongoing growth.

Published in Manufacturing

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, 23 November 2022 12:27

GR med device startup prepares implant material for commercialization after raising $5.3M

A Grand Rapids medical device startup aims to launch into the market in early 2023 with a new material for spinal and orthopedic implants.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 21 November 2022 12:14

Corewell Health files emergency request to add capacity at DeVos Children’s Hospital amid RSV surge 

GRAND RAPIDS — Corewell Health wants to temporarily add capacity at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids to handle a surge in young patients with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Published in Health Care

Thursday, 17 November 2022 17:07

HAP expands care network in West Michigan as part of statewide growth strategy

Health Alliance Plan has extended its care network on the west side of the state under new contracts with care providers.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 14 November 2022 21:36

State, federal relief boost Corewell Health’s bottom line as ‘unfavorable’ conditions persist

More than $100 million in state and federal assistance accounted for much of Corewell Health’s operating margin during the first nine months of 2022, as results narrowed amid higher labor costs.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 09 November 2022 16:59

Michigan life sciences industry ranks among best in nation as employment grows

Employment in Michigan’s life sciences sector grew by 5.6 percent from 2018 to 2021 to 44,340 jobs, ranking the state among the top 15 in the nation for industry size.

Published in Health Care

Wednesday, 26 October 2022 18:01

FDA delays review of over-the-counter Perrigo contraceptive

Federal regulators have delayed a planned review for Perrigo Co. plc’s birth control pill to “review additional information requested,” company officials announced today.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 24 October 2022 16:25

Autocam Medical invests in clean energy at new Kentwood HQ

KENTWOOD — Contract medical device manufacturer Autocam Medical Devices LLC is embracing a suite of clean energy products at its new 120,000-square-foot Kentwood headquarters, including a large solar installation and energy efficiency technologies.

Published in Energy
Sunday, 23 October 2022 18:00

PASSING MUSTER: Insurers control destiny of medical innovators like BAMF Health

GRAND RAPIDS — The advanced medical technology behind BAMF Health Inc.’s new Grand Rapids clinic offers great promise in diagnosing and treating cancer.

Published in Health Care

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