Health Care

Life sciences, hospitals, legislation, medical research and pharmaceuticals


Foundation to raise $2M for vascular fellowships

Physicians will learn limb-saving techniques from Metro Health doctor.

October 21, 2016
The Metro Health Hospital Foundation has announced plans to raise $2 million for a program that will help the hospital save more lives and limbs. Read More

Mary Free Bed focuses on maximizing human ability

Hospital embraces robotic technology that will change treatment for patients.

October 21, 2016
Miracles happen inside the four walls of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. Read More

Foundation donates $30K for veterans home

October 21, 2016
The charitable arm of a local food distributor and retailer has donated $30,000 for a renovation project at a Grand Rapids veterans home. Read More

Hospital receives approval to perform elective angioplasty

October 20, 2016
A hospital in the area has received approval from the state to perform elective percutaneous coronary intervention, commonly known as angioplasty, in its cardiac catheterization laboratories. Read More

Behavioral health provider rolls out crisis service for organizations

October 19, 2016
A local behavioral health provider has added a new “psychological and spiritual first aid” service for businesses, churches and schools. Read More

Senior living community names executive director

October 19, 2016
A local retirement community has a new executive director. Read More

Hospital offers health screening for hunters

October 19, 2016
A hospital in the area is offering hunters a free health screening this week. Read More

Practice uses ketamine to treat depression

Michigan Pain Consultants agrees to be part of FDA trial to develop oral version of drug.

October 14, 2016
Dr. Mark Gostine, co-founder of Michigan Pain Consultants, said chronic pain and depression go hand in hand, which is why 40 to 50 percent of his practice’s patients are on anti-depressants. Read More

Hospital completes phase two of $66.4M project

October 14, 2016
A local hospital is celebrating a re-opening and the completion of the second phase of its $66.4-million expansion and renovation project. Read More

Pediatric practice constructs medical building

October 12, 2016
A pediatric practice is constructing a new medical building on land it has purchased in the area. Read More