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Marry Free Bed at Sparrow inpatient room

Hospitals partner on $7M unit

A hospital is extending its reach in the state by partnering with a health care system to construct a $7-million unit with 40 private inpatient rooms. Read More

Steve Zuiderveen

Sunset Retirement names CEO

A nonprofit that runs senior living communities across the region has a new leader. Read More

Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital

State orders independent review of hospital

The state of Michigan is hiring a behavioral health provider to conduct an independent review of a state-run hospital in the region, which is under scrutiny over patient safety. Read More

Medical device maker reaches $80M settlement

A medical device maker has agreed to pay about $80 million to end a federal investigation into one of its acquisitions. Read More

Meijer chicken plate

Retailer pens food pantry cookbook

A retailer has authored a cookbook to help its food pantry partners and the people who depend on them. Read More

VAI VAEI GRPS science teacher professional development

VAI partners with Grand Rapids school district

The “scientists on the hill” are partnering with public school educators to change how they teach science to students. Read More

Mercy Health St. Mary's Orthopedic Unity family lounge

Hospital ranks among tops in US

A local hospital is one of the “Top Hospitals” in the country. Read More

prescription drugs

Health plan expands drug cost-control program

A health plan is expanding a program that partners with a network of specially trained pharmacists to reduce drugs costs for its members. Read More

Higher drug costs among health care trends for 2015

Look for pharmacy trends to be a hot topic of discussion for employers during 2015. Read More

MSU launches rehab division

The rehabilitative research and educational collaboration between a Grand Rapids-based medical school and rehabilitation hospital kicks off with the launch of a new division offered as an elective for medical students and residents. Read More

Winter slips and falls lead to rise in workers’ comp claims

Along with mounds of snow and freezing cold temperatures, winter also brings a rise in workers’ compensation claims. Read More

DrFirst MedHx software

Health information exchange shares medication histories

A health information exchange has partnered with a maker of health care software to provide its statewide membership with a platform that delivers patients' "comprehensive" medication histories. Read More

Spectrum Health GVSU Aero Med app

Students develop app for in-flight care

A group of college students has worked with a health system's helicopter team to develop a mobile app for in-flight patient care. Read More