Health Care

Life sciences, hospitals, legislation, medical research and pharmaceuticals


Health system plans to move up to 500 workers downtown

October 6, 2015
A health system is planning to move up to 500 employees into downtown to consolidate part of its local workforce. Read More

Inside Track: Hollywood talent uses improv to heal grief

Actor Bart Sumner founded a nonprofit to help others who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

October 2, 2015
This month marks six years since Bart Sumner’s son died in his arms. Read More

Mercy restarts $271M medical center project in Muskegon

Trinity Health approves plans for 267-bed facility on existing campus.

October 2, 2015
With the support from its parent company, Mercy Health Muskegon is looking to move forward with its extensive medical center project after announcing a delay in the plans last year. Read More

County, hospitals collaborate to extend guardianship program

State budget cuts would have eliminated program that helps vulnerable adults.

October 2, 2015
The Kent County Board of Commissioners made a commitment to vulnerable adults at a recent meeting. Read More

Deaf community lacks interpreters and support, advocates say

Suggestions include four-year interpreter training and incentives for businesses.

LANSING — Continued shortages of qualified interpreters and funding mean Michigan’s deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing residents lack access to proper communication and education, and many are unclear of their rights under state law, advocates say. Read More

Buying/selling dental practice is complicated

There are at least seven issues to address before any transaction is completed.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of businesses change ownership. Read More

Today’s students are the future of human health

October 2, 2015
New therapies for cancer and other human diseases begin as ideas — ideas conceived by research scientists with creative minds, problem-solving skills, and a deep, resonant understanding of the scientific process. Read More

Eat, sit and die

Health Care Summit addresses behavioral choices and resulting trends.

October 2, 2015
Prolonged sitting is a serious condition in America today. Read More

The HEAT is on: Battling health care fraud

September 30, 2015
A Detroit oncologist made headlines when his diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients was brought to question. The problem? In many instances, the patients were intentionally misdiagnosed and consequently underwent chemotherapy treatments they didn't need. Read More

Health care exec wins national HR award

September 30, 2015
A health care executive in the region has won a national human resources award. Read More