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Holland Hospital urgent care center Zeeland

Hospital opens urgent care center

A hospital has opened a second urgent care center to combat projected increases in non-essential visits to the emergency room during a physician shortage. Read More

ACA's 'pay or play' rules coming soon

After a one-year delay, the Affordable Care Act’s “pay or play” rules are about to take effect. Read More

Purple Community goal

Purple Community hits $1M fundraising milestone

In five years, a Grand Rapids-based fundraising program has engaged community members to raise more than $1 million supporting the fight against cancer and neurodegenerative diseases through personalized hosted events. Read More

First Companies Heritage Pointe phase two

Developer plans three medical buildings on East Paris

A developer is planning to build three office buildings on a busy corridor to meet demand for space by the health care industry. Read More

Acti-Kare Responsive In-Home Care of Grand Rapids

Home care franchise enters market

A national home care franchise has entered the market to offer custom service plans for non-medical care. Read More

Changes impact Alliance for Health

A Grand Rapids-based organization has long depended on charitable giving and grants over the years as it advocates low health care costs while maintaining high-quality care. A recent decision, however, could position the coalition to pursue insurance-based strategies or services. Read More

Sisu Global

Medical device startup lands $250K grant

A Grand Rapids startup that is developing a manual auto-transfusion device to treat ruptured ectopic pregnancies and internal hemorrhages in Sub-Saharan Africa will receive a $250,000 grant from a global competition whose sponsors include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID. Read More

Rose Technologies

Rose Technologies expanding

Rose Technologies, a custom medical device manufacturer that works under contract for major players in the medical device industry in the United States and Europe, is investing in new construction at its Front Street plant in Grand Rapids, which a spokesperson says will “continue to allow us to grow 15 to 20 percent a year.” Read More


Device makers collaborate for good of local industry

During the recent MichBio event in Detroit, Eric Icard hunkered down in a corner to find a quiet spot to talk, but also to utter the West Michigan Medical Device Consortium’s major goal. Read More

Inno-Vention 2014's key speaker from Grand Rapids

Medical Main Street’s third annual Inno-Vention conference Oct. 21-22 in Novi will feature a keynote speaker from West Michigan’s largest health care organization, with Western Michigan University sponsoring one of the major events. Read More

Medicare Part D works for seniors

Editor, A recent op-ed (Guest Column, “Support patient choice, Michigan small business,” Sept. 22) shows how the independent drugstore lobby wants to eliminate Medicare Part D plans that offer the lowest monthly premiums and are popular with seniors. Read More

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Alliance for Health changes prompt resignations

Alliance for Health, the nonprofit community coalition advocating for reduction in health care prices for individuals and businesses, is changing course and several board members have already resigned. Some participating organizations also have withdrawn funding. Read More