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Thursday, 13 April 2023 16:39

Major health systems dropping mask mandates in ‘momentous’ shift of pandemic policy

Several Michigan health systems are mostly dropping mask mandates that they imposed three years ago early in the pandemic, citing a dramatic decline in COVID-19 patients, vaccines and readily available treatments. 

Published in Health Care
Monday, 10 April 2023 15:26

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Survey shows spike in Michigan nurses seeking to quit within first year

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting staff shortages at Michigan hospitals is driving up the number of nurses who want to quit within their first year.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 07 April 2023 12:39

Survey finds 39% of Michigan hospital nurses want to quit within a year 

While Michigan hospitals had problems retaining nurses even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation grew much worse in the first two years of the public health crisis.

Published in Health Care

Thursday, 06 April 2023 17:16

Michigan health insurers keeping preventative care coverage despite Texas court ruling 

Priority Health and several other health plans in Michigan intend to maintain full coverage for preventative care for now.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 05 April 2023 16:10

Michigan Medicine, Sparrow ease COVID masking requirements at hospitals

University of Michigan's Michigan Medicine and Sparrow Health System are dropping many of the mask requirements imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 04 April 2023 17:16

Whitmer vows to protect preventative care access after Texas court ruling

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is asking state regulators to protect health insurance coverage for preventative services under the Affordable Care Act.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 03 April 2023 20:48

Michigan Medicine finalizes $800 million deal to acquire Sparrow Health

University of Michigan’s Michigan Medicine finalized the acquisition of Lansing-based Sparrow Health System on Saturday, following receiving regulatory approvals.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 03 April 2023 16:21

Physicians at Holland Hospital form JV to improve care for Medicare Advantage patients 

HOLLAND — Doctors at Holland Hospital are taking a deeper dive into value-based care through a joint venture with a Texas company.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 03 April 2023 10:54

Grand Rapids med device maker SunMed buys airway management, operative care business unit

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based anesthesia and respiratory medical device manufacturer SunMed Group Holdings LLC has agreed to buy Vyaire Medical Inc.'s consumables unit.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 02 April 2023 20:56

Inventory tech and $3 million power SxanPro health care startup

GRAND RAPIDS — Three years ago, Ashlea Souffrou saw an opportunity to develop a barcode scanning app that manages hospital surplus inventory, and she seized it. The result was SxanPro, a company that’s been profitable from day one.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 31 March 2023 15:53

West Michigan orthopedic practice slams Trinity Health lawsuit as a ‘money grab’ 

GRAND RAPIDS — Trinity Health Michigan’s federal antitrust case against Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan PC represents a “money grab” that resulted from a business dispute between the two health care organizations.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 30 March 2023 13:02

Grand Rapids orthopedic surgeons move to Trinity Health as federal lawsuit proceeds against former practice

GRAND RAPIDS — Four surgeons suing their former employer to break non-compete agreements now work for Trinity Health, providing the foundation for building an orthopedic practice for the health system in Grand Rapids.

Published in Health Care

Wednesday, 29 March 2023 19:20

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Perrigo to pitch FDA on over-the-counter birth control pill

Perrigo Co. plc will make a pitch in May to federal regulators who will decide whether to approve an over-the-counter daily birth control pill for the U.S. market. 

Published in Health Care
Monday, 27 March 2023 13:39

MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Mary Free Bed raising public, private funding for $60M pediatric facility

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is in the process of raising $60 million from public sources and private philanthropy to build a new pediatric care facility in Grand Rapids.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 26 March 2023 08:58

Mary Free Bed seeks $30M in public funds for new pediatric facility

GRAND RAPIDS — Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital hopes to secure additional public funding to finance half the cost for a new $60 million pediatric facility in Grand Rapids. 

Published in Health Care

Friday, 24 March 2023 08:44

Pine Rest takes over employee assistance contracts from Cherry Health

GRAND RAPIDS — Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services has acquired employee assistance program contracts from Cherry Health.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 22 March 2023 19:03

Venture capital-backed SPDx eyes nationwide network of med device sterilization centers

GRAND RAPIDS — A startup company backed by West Michigan investors wants to reduce costs at hospitals and outpatient surgical centers by centralizing and managing their sterile processing for surgical instruments.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 21 March 2023 16:45

DeVos Children’s Hospital, McLaren partner to expand pediatric care in Lansing

LANSING — Corewell Health’s Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital plans to expand pediatric care in Lansing under an existing partnership with McLaren Health Care. 

Published in Health Care

Tuesday, 21 March 2023 16:19

Ronald McDonald House West Michigan plans $2M expansion to meet growing needs

GRAND RAPIDS — A West Michigan nonprofit that provides free temporary housing for families of children receiving medical care plans to renovate and expand its Grand Rapids campus after experiencing pandemic-related delays.

Published in Nonprofits
Monday, 20 March 2023 17:36

Michigan family physicians call for more funding to avoid ‘full-blown’ staffing crisis

The group representing 4,300 primary care doctors in Michigan is calling for more public funding to stem a worsening shortage of family physicians, especially in rural markets.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 16 March 2023 11:59

Health insurers worry ‘miracle treatments’ will drive up coverage costs

An emerging new generation of cell and gene therapies has insurers concerned about the effect on the cost of health coverage.

Published in Health Care

Wednesday, 15 March 2023 20:46

Sparrow Health reports $171.5 million loss in 2022

Sparrow Health reported Wednesday a $171.5 million loss for 2022, adding to a growing list of poor financial performers across the health care industry.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 13 March 2023 16:52

Corewell, Pine Rest create new collaborative to address access to mental health care

GRAND RAPIDS — A new partnership between Corewell Health and Pine Rest Christian Mental Services aims to tighten ties between the two organizations to improve access to care in West Michigan.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 10 March 2023 16:44

Priority Health nearly tripled earnings in 2022, bucking industry trends

GRAND RAPIDS — Priority Health nearly tripled earnings in 2022, although how that may affect upcoming rate proposals for next year is unclear for now.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 06 March 2023 15:56

GR med device firm Shoulder Innovations raises $42M to boost commercialization

GRAND RAPIDS — West Michigan medical device company Shoulder Innovations Inc. has raised $42 million from investors that will go to accelerate commercialization and distribution.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 02 March 2023 16:45

Corewell Health operations buck national trend to remain profitable for 2022

GRAND RAPIDS — Corewell Health’s operations finished 2022 in the black despite escalating costs for labor, supplies and drugs, but the health system reported an overall net loss as the market deeply affected the performance of its investments.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 01 March 2023 12:47

Blue Cross reports $777 million loss for 2022 amid rising costs, poor portfolio performance

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan reported Wednesday a net loss of $777 million in 2022 due to rising operating costs, losses from its market portfolio and ongoing COVID-19 response.

Published in Health Care

Friday, 24 February 2023 11:54

Trinity Health behavioral hospital breaking ground this summer part of broader mental health care push in West Mich.

The psychiatric hospital that Trinity Health intends to start building soon with a large Pennsylvania-based hospital operator comes as care providers more broadly increase access to mental health care.

Published in Health Care
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
Tuesday, 21 February 2023 17:43

Children’s Healing Center expanding to SE Mich. with second location near Ann Arbor

The Children’s Healing Center, a Grand Rapids nonprofit that operates a recreation center for children with compromised immune systems, plans to open a second location in Southeast Michigan.

Published in Nonprofits

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