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M&A Awards: Medical Mile lures med tech startup BAMF Health to establish Grand Rapids HQ
Anthony Chang was unfamiliar with Grand Rapids when he was invited to a recruiting tour for the Van Andel Institute while studying as a graduate student at the University of Texas’ Health Science Center at San Antonio.
M&A Awards: The 4100 Group makes first two exits with a strong pipeline ahead
The sale last year of two portfolio companies marked the first exits for The 4100 Group Inc., the investment arm of dental insurer Delta Dental of Michigan and its Ohio counterpart.
Nonprofit health care provider Catherine’s Health Center names new CEO
Directors at Catherine’s Health Center in Grand Rapids appointed Megan Erskine as CEO. Erskine will join the nonprofit health care provider on April 12 after her tenure with Heartland Health Centers in Chicago, where she served as chief operating officer.
Spectrum-Beaumont merger creates SE Mich. market share opportunity for Priority Health
The recent merger between Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health creates the potential for Priority Health to make deeper inroads in the Southeast Michigan health insurance market.
Analysis: Opportunity is abundant for Spectrum to help Beaumont bounce back
Grand Rapids’ Spectrum Health launched its new integrated health system with Beaumont Health on Tuesday, Feb. 1.
Reporter’s Notebook: BHSH—finding a new name that fits the brand
BHSH System is a name that doesn’t exactly roll right off the tongue.
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.
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.
Facility Health sale marks another successful exit for startup
Facility Health Inc.’s sale to a North Carolina software solutions provider is another example of a startup company backed by local investors in West Michigan that led to a successful exit.
Hospital execs hope to gain lessons from pandemic-induced staffing crisis
The start of 2022 will be a grim one for hospitals.
Completing a blockbuster merger, overcoming COVID fatigue top Spectrum Health exec’s priorities
Spectrum Health looks to close next year on a blockbuster merger with Southfield-based Beaumont Health. T
Health plan leader sees more attention needed on behavioral health, preventative care
Praveen Thadani describes his first year as president of Priority Health as “simply exceptional.” In January, he joined the Grand Rapids-based Priority Health — the second-largest health plan in Michigan with 1.1 million members.
State lawmakers advance $1.2 billion plan for health provider, COVID-19 support
State lawmakers are considering more than $1.2 billion in additional funding to help health care providers overburdened by the current COVID-19 surge and other patients.
Mercy Health Muskegon granted emergency OK for additional 37 beds to deal with COVID surge
MUSKEGON — Mercy Health Muskegon has received emergency state approval to add 37 beds to handle high patient volumes amid the current COVID-19 surge.
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.
Department of Defense to dispatch medical teams to GR, Detroit hospitals amid COVID-19 surge
The federal government will dispatch military medical teams to Grand Rapids and the Detroit area next week to support hospitals overwhelmed with patients.
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.
MiBiz on WOOD-TV8: Spectrum Health to spend $117M on pay raises, bonuses to combat staffing shortages
GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health is planning to spend $117 million in the coming months on pay raises and bonuses as health systems across the country deal with widespread staffing shortages.
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.
Health care officials issue warnings as unvaccinated, deferred care patients push capacity
Health systems and emergency medical service agencies in a 13-county region of West Michigan say they are at a “tipping point” from high patient volumes.
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.
‘Supply chain disruption was the culprit’ as Perrigo records quarterly net sales loss
ALLEGAN — Supply chain bottlenecks that include a truck driver shortage causing problems getting products to market cut into Perrigo Co. plc’s sales in the third quarter and led to a net loss.
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.
Grand Rapids advances $22M brownfield plan for new Spectrum Health campus
GRAND RAPIDS — City officials have taken another step toward approving $22 million in brownfield incentives for Spectrum Health’s Center for Transformation and Innovation campus.
Federal merger review backlog continues to stall Spectrum-Beaumont deal
The regulatory review of the proposed merger between Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health has taken longer than expected as the Federal Trade Commission examines a recent flood of deals.
Report: Michigan ranks nearly last in U.S. for health insurance competition
Michigan now ranks as the second-least competitive market in the nation for health coverage, a status that stems from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s long-held position as the leading insurer in the state.
Biden administration issues vaccine mandate rules; biz groups opposed ahead of likely legal challenge
Businesses that employ 100 or more people will have to either require workers to get a COVID-19 vaccine or get tested weekly beginning Jan. 4, the Biden administration has announced.
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.
Delayed elective procedures during COVID-19 case spike, hospital staffing shortages curtails Stryker sales growth
KALAMAZOO — Stryker Corp.’s sales grew more than 11 percent in the third quarter, although a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospital staffing shortages that led to deferred surgeries curtailed sales in the company’s U.S-based orthopedic implant business.
$15M donation to expand Calvin University health care education, partnerships
GRAND RAPIDS — Forming a new school with the backing of a $15 million gift from an anonymous donor will enable Calvin University to elevate academic programs in health care.