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Nurses sign collective bargaining agreement

July 22, 2016
Registered nurses serving a hospital in the region have signed a new contract for the next two years. Read More

Beat that 3 p.m. lull

July 21, 2016
We all know that afternoon feeling. It’s around 2 or 3 p.m., when you’ve already put in six hours of work. The end of the day is near, but not near enough. The morning coffee has worked its way through your system, and you’re starting to wish you were back in preschool where “nap time” is part of the curriculum. Read More

West Michigan hospitals rate among 'most wired' in US

July 20, 2016
Seven West Michigan hospitals are considered to be among the “most-wired” hospitals in the country. Read More

Behavioral health facility builds out $12.4M project

July 20, 2016
Work is underway on a $12.4-million project at a behavioral health facility in the area. Read More

800 officers in line for stress help

Sheriff’s department, GR police will test behavioral health program for one year.

July 15, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Amid the heated and complex national conversation surrounding the deaths of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and five police officers in Dallas, some West Michigan police will get help coping with a tough job that seems to be getting tougher. Read More

Inside Track: Boosting therapy with horsepower

GVSU prof puts patients with disabilities in the saddle.

July 15, 2016
Beth Macauley is one of only four speech-language pathologists in the country certified in hippotherapy, an emerging technique that puts patients on horseback to improve speech, motor and cognitive functions. Read More

Health system names VP of government relations and public policy

July 12, 2016
A local health system has named a long-time health plan executive its VP of government relations and public policy. Read More

Medical software company wins international award

July 11, 2016
A local maker of software for hospitals has been honored by an international publication focused on radio frequency identification. Read More

Homey health-care furnishings are just what the doctor ordered

Studies show positive waiting room experience carries over to exam.

July 8, 2016
Chances are you’ve already seen improvements in the waiting area of your doctor’s office. That trend is set to continue as furniture manufacturers seek to bring more residential elements into the waiting areas of health care-related facilities. Read More

CrossFit affiliate gym in Grand Rapids opens second location

First one burned to the ground and was then rebuilt.

July 8, 2016
The CrossFit label is spreading in Grand Rapids. Read More