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Reporter's Notebook: West Michigan health care executives set aside competition during pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic that stretched health systems during the past year also brought together health care executives as they responded to the crisis.
Business coalition says health care legislation will drive up costs for employers, do ‘more harm than good’
A coalition of Michigan business groups is urging state senators to reject legislation that they claim will drive up the cost of health coverage for small employers.
Blue Cross rate adjustments to minimize cost increases for small business customers
Small business clients of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan that renew their health policies in the second half of the year will see small rate increases of less than 2 percent.
UV Angel installs pathogen control technology at Michigan State University
GRAND HAVEN — UV Angel has installed its pathogen control technology in high-traffic areas on the campus of Michigan State University.
Limited availability remains barrier to onsite vaccination clinics for employers
As pharmaceutical companies ramp up production and COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, employers are increasingly asking whether employees can get vaccinated at work.
GRAM raises profile with vaccine contract, eyes growth
GRAND RAPIDS — Producing Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine propels Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc.’s growth while giving business advocates a showpiece when promoting the region.
Priority Health, Blue Cross earnings highlight volatile 2020 for health insurers
The yearlong COVID-19 pandemic drove down earnings last year at West Michigan’s major health insurance providers.
3-year CEO contract extension looks to bring continuity during Perrigo’s transformation
Murray Kessler signed on for at least another three years as Perrigo Co. plc’s chief executive to “finish the job” he started to transform the company.
Bronson capital campaign leads to more fundraising for patient care
What began as a capital campaign for a new cancer treatment center in Kalamazoo and to upgrade care in Battle Creek has turned into a broader effort by Bronson Healthcare to expand patient access to care.
Michigan to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility within a month to all adults
The state has significantly broadened eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine that will take effect later this month.
Blue Cross Blue Shield’s 2020 revenue takes a hit during COVID-19 pandemic
DETROIT — Costs associated with responding to the COVID-19 pandemic cut deeply into Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s bottom line for 2020, the company reported Monday.
New Rockford Construction VP to bring ‘new type of thinking’ to health care projects
GRAND RAPIDS — Rockford Construction Co. Inc. added an executive to oversee the company’s health care division as the Michigan State University Grand Rapids Innovation Park project, which includes the Perrigo North American headquarters relocation, gets underway.
Metro Health opening COVID-19 vaccine clinic for underserved residents
WYOMING — Metro Health-University of Michigan Health has opened the first COVID-19 vaccine clinic away from its hospital campus.
Spectrum Health CEO named among top women leaders in health care
GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health President and CEO Tina Freese Decker was named one of the top 25 women in health care this year by an industry publication.
Equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution in focus for West Michigan coalition
If the coalition coordinating COVID-19 vaccines in West Michigan gets judged for anything, Keith Hustak hopes it’s for how well the group equitably administers doses.
Rising prescription drug costs likely to be revisited in Lansing
On the surface, the position appears completely counter to what a business organization would typically advocate.
Tetra Therapeutics’ Shionogi deal builds resources of large pharmaceutical company
After years of raising millions in capital and federal grant funding for Tetra Therapeutics Inc. — which was developing a new drug that could potentially treat Alzheimer’s disease and a form of autism — Mark Gurney in 2020 finally found the big money he needed to get to the end.
Priority Health moves to become more statewide health plan after Total Health merger
Priority Health wanted to build a book of business in Southeast Michigan for its Medicaid HMO.
Hospitality group provides health screening, contact tracing software to Michigan restaurants under new partnership
The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association is partnering with a virtual restaurant management company powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide its members with health screening and contact tracing software.
Bronson, Ascension Borgess make progress on separate Kalamazoo cancer treatment centers
KALAMAZOO — Bronson Healthcare Group opened a new downtown Kalamazoo outpatient cancer treatment center today while Ascension Borgess says a separate cancer center should open late this summer in a neighboring township.
Stryker Q4 sales affected by resurgence in COVID-19 cases
KALAMAZOO — Stryker Corp.’s sales grew 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter amid a resurgence of COVID-19 infections that affected market demand for elective medical procedures.
Protect Michigan Commission aims to raise awareness for COVID-19 vaccinations
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today named a commission that will work to raise awareness on the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and promote the need for people to get vaccinated.
CrossLiner promises ‘breakthrough, next generation’ innovation for cardiac procedures
KALAMAZOO — The newest invention from Tim Fischell and his business partner offers what’s promised as a safer and simpler device to use in cardiac catheterization procedures.
Telehealth app started in West Michigan sees ‘huge growth’ during pandemic
An $800 medical bill following his spouse’s 2014 emergency room visit that resulted in antibiotic and pain relief medications led Chris Bailey to think deeper about telehealth and better ways of connecting with doctors when needed.
Reporter's Notebook: A different Metro Health again seeks to do open-heart surgery
At some point in 2021, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will make a decision that may very well lead to altering the competitive balance for heart care in West Michigan.
WMed selects new dean
KALAMAZOO — Dr. Paula Termuhlen, the regional dean of the Duluth campus at the University of Minnesota Medical School, will serve as the new dean in May at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.
State officials call for more COVID-19 vaccines as health systems, pharmacies ramp up capacity
As health systems and pharmacies ramp up capacity to administer COVID-19 vaccines, the state wants to increase the number of doses coming into Michigan.
West Michigan health systems see high demand as COVID-19 vaccinations expand
Spectrum Health began offering COVID-19 vaccines Monday to people eligible under a second phase of a statewide vaccination rollout. The health system plans to expand the effort to additional locations and set up mobile clinics in the days ahead.
Michigan State University, Perrigo partnership to combine research and market expertise
A new partnership will connect Michigan State University’s clinical and research acumen with Perrigo Co. plc’s expertise in product innovation, manufacturing scale and retail distribution.
Whitmer outlines next steps for expanded COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Michigan is moving into the next phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, allowing seniors and some essential frontline workers to receive doses starting Jan. 11, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday.