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GVSU Master's in Physician Assistant Studies Traverse City

University creates satellite of health graduate program

A local university is installing a satellite of its master-level physician assistant program Up North to train students to deliver primary care to underserved markets in the region. Read More

Christine Henisee

Oral care supplier acquires French company

A maker of oral care products is planning to expand into southern Europe by acquiring the leading supplier of private label toothbrushes in France. Read More

Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Health Care Summit

Grand Rapids chamber produces Health Care Summit

Do you have questions about how Obamacare impacts your business? Read More

WMU Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies

University wins $3.7M from feds

A university in the region has been awarded $3.7 million from the feds for a specialized department at its health college. Read More

Cornerstone Sign

Cornerstone University to launch seven programs in 2015

The liberal arts core at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids is expanding next fall with the addition of several new majors and concentrations. Read More

Michigan among least competitive for commercial health insurance

From the Medical Mile in Grand Rapids to the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan offers a number of health care options, yet it is considered one of the top concentrated markets in terms of commercial health insurance. Read More

Planet Fitness

Health club franchise builds out next gym

A national health club franchise isn’t done growing in the area. Read More

Visser Family YMCA pool

YMCA completes $500K renovation

The regional YMCA has just completed a $500,000 investment in one of its branches. Read More

Perrigo Store Brand Meds campaign

Perrigo acquires European drug supplier for $4.48B

Perrigo is expanding its reach into Europe by acquiring one of the continent's biggest suppliers of non-prescription medicines in a deal valued at about $4.48 billion. Read More


Bio-pesticide startup raises $4M

A startup developing a bio-pesticide for the agriculture industry has concluded its “oversubscribed” Series C financing round by raising $4 million. Read More

Stryker Endoscopy building

Stryker pays at least $1.43B to settle lawsuits

The medical device maker Stryker will pay at least $1.43 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits from patients who used products that have since been recalled by the company. Read More

The health insurance exchange middlemen

The recently created Michigan health insurance marketplace allows people to purchase health insurance online. Read More

Mercy YMCA

YMCA breaks ground on new $30M facility in Cascade

When all is said and done, next fall West Michigan will be home to a new YMCA unlike any other in the country. Read More

Sanford House

Renovated Sanford House offers a new life to women

An old house that is a Heritage Hill architectural icon is giving women a chance at a new life. Read More

Alliance charts new course

Maintaining its mission to bring high-quality health care services at the lowest cost, the nonprofit Alliance for Health has introduced two new employer initiatives and a nutritional awareness effort. Read More

Safety Net

Free ‘safety-net’ clinics reap grants

A grant program designed to increase access to quality health care for the uninsured is reinforcing the safety net by providing financial support to medical clinics across the state. Read More

MPI Research

Research center acquires drug-testing company

A research organization in the region has acquired a clinical trials company to create a “one-stop” resource for the drug-development industry. Read More