Health Care

Life sciences, hospitals, legislation, medical research and pharmaceuticals


Health system earns veteran-friendly employer certification

May 30, 2016
A local health system has been officially recognized by the state as a Certified Veteran-Friendly Employer. Read More

Furniture maker rolls out chair for exam room

May 27, 2016
A local furniture maker has developed a new chair for clinicians as a result of a study that revealed most exam rooms are inhibiting the patient-doctor interactions necessary for successful health outcomes. Read More

Health system grows heart and lung transplant program

May 27, 2016
A local health system carried out the only combined heart and lung transplant in the state in 2015 and one of only a dozen performed in the nation last year. Read More

Get moving: 5 exercises you can do at your desk

May 26, 2016
We’ve all heard the life-shortening, posture-punishing effects of sitting too long. Yet many jobs require it for hours on end. Though it’s hard to imagine escaping this daily sedentary reality, there are small — yet meaningful — opportunities you can capture during the workday to neutralize the effects of marathon sitting. Read More

Medical society names health system exec president

May 25, 2016
A local anesthesiologist and health system executive has been named president of a statewide medical society with more than 15,000 physicians. Read More

Attorney general investigates Grand Rapids veterans home

May 25, 2016
| By AP
Michigan's attorney general announced today that his office is investigating allegations of mistreatment at a state-run nursing home for veterans in Grand Rapids and is encouraging potential victims and witnesses to come forward. Read More

Urgent care company opens next location

May 24, 2016
A national urgent care company is opening another center in the region. Read More

Mental health agency builds facility

May 24, 2016
| By AP
An outpatient mental health and substance abuse facility is being built in the region. Read More

Senior living community begins expansion

May 23, 2016
A local senior living community is expanding the independent living options at its campus. Read More

Health care center wins grant for breast cancer services

May 20, 2016
A nonprofit health care center has won a grant from the local arm of a national breast cancer organization. Read More