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Holland Home poised for growth as Vugteveen takes leadership role
GRAND RAPIDS — Troy Vugteveen will take the leadership position at Holland Home as the assisted living company is financially well-positioned and planning for future expansion in the region.
Kalamazoo-based med device firm raises $2M as it moves closer to market
CrossLiner Inc. secured a $2 million venture capital investment in the third quarter that will help the company move closer to the marketplace with a new cardiac catheterization device.
Holland Home names Troy Vugteveen as next president and CEO
GRAND RAPIDS — Holland Home has named Troy Vugteveen as its new president and CEO.
Calvin University to form School of Health with $15 million donation
GRAND RAPIDS — Calvin University plans to form a school of health following a $15 million gift from an anonymous donor, the university announced today.
New Spectrum center would move low-risk cardiac procedures away from hospital
Spectrum Health wants to move certain cardiac catheterization procedures out of the hospital setting to a new $23.2 million outpatient surgical center planned on Grand Rapids’ northeast side.
Health systems build capacity for ‘rapidly growing’ mental health needs
The number of people going to Holland Hospital’s emergency room with a mental health condition grew 50 percent from 2010 to 2017.
Three Rivers Health to add medical services, upgrade facilities under new partnership with Indiana health system
THREE RIVERS — Becoming part of a much larger health system in Indiana should give Three Rivers Health greater ability to grow, add medical services and upgrade facilities, health system officials announced today.
Perrigo settles Irish tax dispute case for nearly $309 million
ALLEGAN — Perrigo Co. plc has agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to settle a tax case in Ireland that could have cost far more than what the company paid.
Mary Free Bed expands care network to Sinai Chicago’s Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital
GRAND RAPIDS — Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital will reach into the Chicago health care market with a contract to manage care at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital.
Catherine’s Health Center CEO Karen Kaashoek to retire
GRAND RAPIDS — The CEO of Catherine’s Health Center, a nonprofit health care provider for underserved patients in Kent County, plans to retire early next year.
Pine Rest requests emergency approval for inpatient psychiatric unit, citing ‘skyrocketing’ demand from COVID-19
GAINES TWP. — Citing “skyrocketing” demand from the COVID-19 pandemic, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services wants to open a 40-bed inpatient psychiatric unit that could transition between serving adults and children and adolescents.
Biz, health care advocates promote vaccines to ensure economic recovery
As the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations steadily rise in Michigan, business and health care advocates say getting more people vaccinated remains paramount to ending the pandemic and avoiding further economic damage.
Perrigo plans $2.1 billion acquisition to mark ‘crowning achievement’ in transition to self-care company
Perrigo Co. plc plans to buy a European maker of over-the-counter self-care products for $2.1 billion in cash, the company announced today.
Bronson Healthcare to start construction on $19.3 million surgery center after pandemic delays
KALAMAZOO — Bronson Healthcare plans to proceed next month with construction on a $19.3 million outpatient surgery center that was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Van Andel Research Institute to pay $1.1M to settle more DOJ allegations over failure to disclose foreign ties to grants
GRAND RAPIDS — Van Andel Research Institute has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle more allegations of undisclosed foreign ties involving federal research grants, the U.S. Department of Justice announced today.
Crain’s Detroit: Regulators reviewing Spectrum, Beaumont merger ahead of fall closing
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is in the middle of its antitrust review of the proposed merger between Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health.
Biersack named Mercy Health Saint Mary’s president amid new partnerships, staff COVID-19 fatigue
GRAND RAPIDS — Dr. Matt Biersack brings deep roots with Mercy Health Saint Mary’s to his role as president.
Faith-based care provider eyes future growth beyond latest Newaygo expansion
A new medical office in Newaygo could become the start of a far broader expansion across Michigan and perhaps nationally for Christian Healthcare Centers Inc.
State-backed program seeks to train, keep med students in underserved areas
Deliberations in Lansing over a new state budget will decide whether a state-backed initiative to increase the number of new doctors serving in rural and underserved markets across Michigan can expand next year.
Biersack appointed as president of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s
GRAND RAPIDS — Mercy Health Saint Mary’s has named Dr. Matt Biersack as president after he served in the role on an interim basis for the past five months.
Bronson Health Foundation raises $10.3M to upgrade cancer care
KALAMAZOO — Bronson Healthcare’s foundation has raised $10.3 million in a capital campaign to support upgrades in cancer care.
‘The sky’s the limit’ for online-based ADHD assessment, treatment company
The $2 million in capital that ADHD Online LLC raised will support further growth nationally as telehealth overall plays a larger role in the health care industry.
Perrigo posts quarterly loss as company rebounds from weak cough/cold season
ALLEGAN — Perrigo Co. plc’s CEO says business has rebounded well after taking a hit in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, although a “historically weak cough/cold season” dampened quarterly sales growth.
Michigan hospitals encourage vaccination in light of COVID-19 delta variant
As the COVID-19 delta variant surges across the country, Michigan hospitals are urging people to get vaccinated.
Physician, health plan advocates optimistic about prior authorization reforms
Supporters are hopeful that a statewide bill to alter the process of doctors seeking prior authorization from insurers for patient care will become law this fall.
CHANGING THE GAME: Insurance industry embraces AI to drive outcomes, cut costs
With the emergence of artificial intelligence over the last decade, insurers’ painstaking work to identify trends and analyze data increasingly has become automated.
Medical claims trends, prescription drug costs drive higher insurance rate proposals
Driven by higher medical claims trends, insurance rates for small business and individual health policies would increase significantly in 2022 compared to recent years under rate proposals before state regulators.
Spectrum, Ascension to require workforce COVID-19 vaccines
GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health will require COVID-19 vaccinations of employees, students, volunteers and contractors, although not until the vaccines are fully approved by federal regulators.
Stryker sales grow 55% as company regains pre-COVID ‘rhythm’
KALAMAZOO — Stryker Corp.’s sales grew 55 percent in the second quarter, driven primarily by a return of business lost last year with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Metro Health, Mercy Health finalize agreement for new open-heart surgery program
WYOMING — Metro Health-University of Michigan Health and Mercy Health have finalized a joint operating agreement to partner on heart care.