Lody Zwarensteyn

Lody Zwarensteyn

Lody Zwarensteyn is a long-time observer of the West Michigan health care scene and was president of the Alliance for Health, a former nonprofit in Grand Rapids.

ARTICLES

West Michigan health care industry needs community oversight

March 25, 2016
The situation in Grand Haven with the Health Pointe development by Spectrum Health and Holland Hospital in the backyard of the North Ottawa Community Health System is a clear indicator that the health care industry needs community oversight. Read More

Letter: Township has fiduciary responsibility to NOCHS

March 18, 2016
Editor: Health Pointe in Grand Haven will have significant impacts on the North Ottawa community. Read More

Overflow crowd halts hospital hearing

December 21, 2015
Grand Haven Township was hosting a public hearing recently to hear comments about the proposed development of Health Pointe, a joint project of Holland Hospital and Spectrum Health, so I thought I would swing by and have a listen. Read More

Questioning a health system's expansion

November 30, 2015
A local health system has money to spend. Read More

Who looks out for us?

October 31, 2015
Much has been made of the cost of drugs — the ones you take to help you that is.  Read More

People make the difference in health care

August 31, 2015
West Michigan is reputed to have good medical care. But what makes this possible? Read More

The welfare queen myth

June 30, 2015
David Graham recently wrote for The Atlantic in “The True Face of Medicare Fraud” (June 19, 2015) that the people most likely to bilk the system are doctors and medical providers, not “welfare queens.” Read More

Angioplasty, anyone?

May 15, 2015
Soon there will be a rush for hospitals to enter the field of elective percutaneous coronary interventions. Most commonly referred to as coronary angioplasty, PCI is a proven money maker for hospitals. Read More

Integrity at nonprofits

February 27, 2015
What does integrity mean and what’s it worth? To a nonprofit organization, it should be everything. Read More

The health insurance exchange middlemen

November 3, 2014
The recently created Michigan health insurance marketplace allows people to purchase health insurance online. Read More