Displaying items tagged: healthcare

Sunday, 24 October 2021 18:00

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 24 October 2021 17:30

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.

Published in Finance
Thursday, 21 October 2021 06:00

Holland Home names Troy Vugteveen as next president and CEO

GRAND RAPIDS — Holland Home has named Troy Vugteveen as its new president and CEO.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 18 October 2021 12:52

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 10 October 2021 17:45

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 10 October 2021 17:15

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.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 04 October 2021 16:48

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.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 30 September 2021 11:20

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.

Published in Manufacturing
Monday, 27 September 2021 17:10

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.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 27 September 2021 12:08

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.

Published in Health Care
Thursday, 23 September 2021 16:00

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 12 September 2021 17:40

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.

Published in Health Care

Wednesday, 08 September 2021 09:10

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.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 07 September 2021 14:07

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.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 01 September 2021 16:43

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.

Published in Health Care

Monday, 30 August 2021 14:10

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 29 August 2021 18:05

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 29 August 2021 16:35

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.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 29 August 2021 16:40

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.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 23 August 2021 12:49

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.

Published in Health Care
Tuesday, 17 August 2021 16:35

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.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 15 August 2021 17:40

‘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.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 15:34

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.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 06 August 2021 14:08

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.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 01 August 2021 17:24

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.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 01 August 2021 17:12

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. 

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 01 August 2021 17:08

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.

Published in Health Care

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 16:48

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.

Published in Health Care
Wednesday, 28 July 2021 11:28

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.

Published in Health Care
Monday, 26 July 2021 15:45

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.

Published in Health Care

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