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Jeanne Ohrnberger Armune Ann Arbor laboratory

Medical diagnostics startup opens lab for first product

A venture capital-backed medical diagnostics startup has opened a lab to roll out its test to help clinicians detect prostate cancer in patients. Read More


Perrigo rejects latest offer from rival drug maker

Over-the-counter medicine maker Perrigo is rejecting the latest unsolicited acquisition offer from a rival drug maker. Read More

American Red Cross West Michigan Chapter Hometown Heroes Celebration

Red Cross names Hometown Heroes

The American Red Cross West Michigan Chapter is honoring a group of Hometown Heroes this week. Read More

It could be worse

If you think health care is expensive, just know that it could be worse. Read More

A perfect storm in mental health services

The Kent County Board of Commissioners heard details of the “perfect storm” funding crisis in community mental health services, with the disparity between what the state government does for Southeast Michigan versus West Michigan once again an issue. Read More

Public-private team seeks to bring EV Airway Innovation to market

A West Michigan graduate student has designed a medical device in collaboration with Spectrum Health Innovations and clinical staff to reduce risk to patients during hospital stays. Read More

Keli Christopher

Inside Track: Cultivating STEM excitement in young students

Keli Christopher is sparking students’ interest in science and math through recreational STEM programming to better prepare them for college and beyond. Read More

Stryker Endoscopy building

West Michigan companies rank among 'America's Best Employers'

A group of companies in the region are considered some of “America’s Best Employers.” Read More

Spectrum Health Community Medicine Clinic Eric Bouwens

Health system ranks among top 15 in US

A health system has outperformed its peers to be considered one of the “15 Top Health Systems” in the nation. Read More


Perrigo rejects $29B offer from rival drug maker

Over-the-counter medicine maker Perrigo is turning down a buyout offer from a rival generic drug maker that valued the company at $205 per share, or almost $29 billion, because it's too low. Read More

smoking risk

Survey identifies health improvements and concerns

A 2014 survey of leading health indicators highlights risk factors and improved health behaviors among Kent County residents. Read More

Hiring professional help: make you sure you get what you pay for

I recently had the pleasure of spending a few days in Naples, Fla., with friends from high school. Read More

Health center wins grant from CVS foundation

A nonprofit health center has won a grant from the foundation of CVS Health that it will use to serve under-insured patients in the community. Read More

Spectrum Health Pennock integration signing

Health system commits $56M for integration

A health system has committed millions to a health care provider in the region and its foundation as part of an agreement to integrate their operations. Read More