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S2T Surgical SmartTrainer

Medical company earns patent

A maker of medical models and surgical training products in the region has received a patent for a new offering. Read More

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College building $15.5M STEM center

A local college is building a $15.5-million center to advance its STEM programs. Read More

New Holland Brewing Grand Rapids entrance

Brewery partners with GRFD on brew

A local brewery is collaborating with the Grand Rapids Fire Department on a special brew that benefits burn victims. Read More

When corporate wellness is in place, small businesses benefit

When you hear the term “corporate wellness,” you might picture large companies with in-house gyms, smoothie bars and trainers on hand to plan meals and whip employees into peak physical condition. Read More

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HR company acquires firm

A West Michigan company that offers third-party human resources administration has acquired an out-of-state firm. Read More


Program reduces hospital visits for seniors

A local home-based health management program created by five senior and medical service companies has significantly reduced hospital visits for its high-need patients. Read More

Charisse Mitchell

Inside Track: YWCA leader ‘moved by survivors’

Charisse Mitchell is driven by service. Her passion for helping those affected by domestic and sexual violence stems from her strong belief in the dignity of all human beings. Read More

Report finds slow growth in drug costs

Negotiations between biopharmaceutical companies and insurers are resulting in slower growth in the cost of prescription drugs, but patients still may end up paying more for their prescriptions. Read More

Nurses go on strike at Michigan hospital

MARQUETTE — Nurses at a hospital in Michigan are on strike for two days amid contract negotiations that haven't reached a deal. Read More

Jenna Gedminas

Doctor wins grant for pediatric cancer research

A $150,000 grant will fuel further research into childhood cancer in West Michigan. Read More

Doug Wilterdink

YWCA elects board

A local nonprofit has selected its board officers and members for the coming year. Read More


Grand Valley grad stirs up startup

Zoe Bruyn wasn’t your typical lemonade stand kid growing up; she launched a salon in her house at the age of 5. Read More

OR Cockpit

Skytron scouts what’s new and what’s next

Opportunity drives everything Skytron does as a medical device manufacturer/distributor, according to its CEO. Read More

Lawmakers eye undoing parental education for immunization waivers

Parents who don’t want to vaccinate their kids could skip an education session designed to teach them the benefits of vaccines and the risks of disease, under legislation proposed by two Republican lawmakers. Read More

MSU research center, VAI celebrate shared vision

Grand Rapids is a city with new purpose — a city in many ways reborn, reshaped into something unexpected and unique. Already known for its furniture and manufacturing capabilities, Grand Rapids also has become a bustling hub of biomedical research, clinical care and higher education. Read More

Aquinas College

College breaks ground on $32M science wing

A local college has kicked off a $32-million expansion and renovation of its science hall. Read More