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Oceana County Medical Care Facility dining room

Health provider plans $11.2M construction project

A health care provider along the lakeshore is planning an $11.2-million renovation and expansion project to enhance its delivery of nursing home, rehabilitation and dementia services. Read More

Valley Meats

Low-sodium meat attracts health industry

Several years ago, Ada Valley Meat Co. listened to the health care industry, and this year it finally paid off in a big way. Read More

$10M renovation project underway at Freedom Village

A retirement community in downtown Holland is receiving some TLC as two construction companies work collaboratively to renovate units in the facility. Read More

hospice study

National study reflects regional end-of-life care concerns

To address the need to improve quality and access for end-of-life care across the country, communication and education prove to be pivotal for implementation. Read More

Training in hospice and palliative care a 'huge need'

Hospice and palliative care are growing fields. Read More

Agility Health attributes business growth to diversification strategy

With roots in West Michigan, a rehabilitation health care provider is seeing the fruits of its labor realized with $63M in revenue after a decade of developing partnerships and expanding throughout the nation. Read More

GVSU receives $30K grant for brewery safety program

A free interactive training module developed by Grand Valley State University for craft brewers has been renewed by a state-funded grant to improve alternative and additional education on safety and health education in the industry. Read More

County health department gets largest federal grant

The Kent County Health Department has been awarded a Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, or REACH, grant of $2.18 million dollars over the next three years, the largest grant ever directly awarded to the KCHD from the federal government. Read More

Food benefits program will get new fraud detection system

LANSING — Anti-fraud efforts by Michigan and other states should be ramped up to improve the integrity of the $73-billion-a-year Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, a new federal report says. Read More

Kent County Health Department accredited by national board

The Kent County Health Department has received accreditation by the national Public Health Accreditation Board, only the second health department in the state to be accredited. Read More

Stanford Prevention Research Center

Amway funds $10M Stanford study on wellness

Amway is providing $10 million in unrestricted funds to a top university for a “first-of-its-kind” research study on the impact of dietary and lifestyle habits on wellness and aging. Read More

Steelcase Health

Steelcase works to design health care's future

The world’s best and brightest in medicine are plotting the future of health care from the comfort of Steelcase furniture. Read More

Baker College health science

Baker College of Muskegon showcases new health care facility

Baker College of Muskegon is celebrating the completion of a new $8-million building, which is a “destination” training facility for individuals pursuing the health sciences. Read More

Support patient choice, Michigan small business

More than 1.7 million Medicare beneficiaries call Michigan home, and their community pharmacists strongly support new bipartisan legislation that would give them more convenient access to prescription drugs and discounted co-pays. Read More

Haveman 'very proud' of Healthy Michigan rollout

Jim Haveman, a Grand Rapids native who has twice headed the Michigan Department of Community Health, retired for good this month and noted he is especially proud of the rollout this year of Gov. Rick Snyder’s Healthy Michigan Plan. Read More