Health Care

Life sciences, hospitals, legislation, medical research and pharmaceuticals


Health system sells 80-percent stake to public company

January 23, 2015
A health system is selling an 80-percent stake in its hospital, neighborhood outpatient centers and affiliated assets to one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the country. Read More

Hospital moves urgent care center

January 21, 2015
A hospital in the region has moved its urgent care center into a larger building that underwent a $1.4-million renovation to accommodate patient growth and improve staff workflow. Read More

Expect increased expenditures

West Michigan is losing its edge in low-cost health care.

January 16, 2015
West Michigan employers will continue to face challenges when it comes to health care. Read More

Affiliates of cancer nonprofit merge

January 16, 2015
The West Michigan affiliates of the world's largest breast cancer organization are consolidating their efforts. Read More

Spectrum absorbs Abriiz

Health system shuts down Ideomed but keeps the mobile platform.

January 9, 2015
Spectrum Health, the controlling interest in Ideomed, is integrating the Abriiz application product after deciding to pull the plug on Ideomed as a stand-alone company. Read More

Cardiology practice joins medical group

January 7, 2015
One of the largest cardiology practices in the region has joined a health system’s medical group. Read More

Judge rules in favor of employer in birth control case

January 7, 2015
| By AP
A local company is not required to provide employee health insurance for birth control as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision. Read More

GVSU produces Health Care Economic Forecast

January 7, 2015
The health care industry is uniting this week to examine trends across the region. Read More

Medical supplier acquires hospital bed maker

January 6, 2015
A medical device supplier has acquired a maker of low-height hospital beds. Read More

University picks up $3M in state funds

January 5, 2015
| By AP
Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation that will take $3 million from a state autism fund and re-direct it to autism programs at a university in the region. Read More