Rachel Weick

Rachel Weick

Rachel Weick is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers health care, economic development, higher education, startups, human resources and lakeshore. Email Rachel at rweick at grbj dot com. Follow her on Twitter @RachelJean14

ARTICLES

Lumbermen's to distribute copper-enhanced surface

Copper's antimicrobial ability helps reduce health-care-acquired infections.

August 29, 2014
Recognizing an opportunity to offer a simple solution to help combat hospital-acquired infections, Grand Rapids-based Lumbermen’s Inc. is investing in a new product for the medical industry. Read More

Kellogg report reveals company-wide engagement drives diversity

Company is challenging itself to grow its ‘cultural intelligence.’

August 29, 2014
Kellogg Co., the Battle Creek cereal maker, has released its fifth annual diversity report, putting the spotlight on company-wide efforts to bring everyone to the table. Read More

BCBSM, BCN, hospitals statewide produce $597M in savings

Collaborative programs thrive on sharing detailed clinical data on all cases.

August 29, 2014
By pooling resources and working collaboratively, Michigan Blues and hospitals throughout the state are participating in health quality initiatives that the company believes have brought millions of dollars in savings to the medical table in Michigan. Read More

GVSU identifies business potential in districts

August 29, 2014
GVSU researchers are helping to drive economic development with a tool that provides access to key data on local neighborhoods. Read More

Hospitals land on national honor roll

August 28, 2014
Five hospitals in West Michigan have made the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's national honor roll for working to improve outcomes for heart and stroke patients. Read More

Startup develops educational electronics

August 27, 2014
A startup company that produces electronic modules with a focus on improving the “how-to” experience for consumers is getting a boost from a Grand Rapids-based entrepreneurial incubator. Read More

Downtown is new hot spot for yoga

August 26, 2014
A hot yoga studio in downtown Grand Rapids is under new ownership and will re-open after the holiday weekend as Seva Yoga Monroe North. Read More

WW II vet headlines downtown Lotus conference

August 26, 2014
Business professionals, information technology specialists, vendors and consumers are gathering in downtown Grand Rapids to share best practices and customer business cases, and strengthen the IT community. Read More

Startup raises $10M in funding

August 25, 2014
A startup planning to introduce a new "environmentally friendly" bio-pesticide to the marketplace next year has closed a $10 million Series C round of preferred stock financing. Read More

Health system names SVP of strategy

August 25, 2014
A human resources executive who’s started two companies is the new senior vice president of strategy at a health care system. Read More