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Five hospitals land on national honor roll

August 28, 2014
Hospitals in the West Michigan region have made the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s national honor roll for quality improvement efforts for heart and stroke patient outcomes. Read More

Health system names SVP of strategy

August 25, 2014
A human resources executive who’s started two companies is the new senior vice president of strategy at a health care system. Read More

Far cheaper to get than to get rid of

The cost of tattoo removal stops some from having the procedure.

August 22, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) There is definitely a growing market for tattoo removal — but no insurance covers it and removing one costs far more than getting it in the first place because of the expensive laser equipment involved, so tattoo removal businesses are still scarce in West Michigan. Read More

Grand Angels finances three more regional companies

Two have a medical connection and the third focuses on outdoor recreation.

August 22, 2014
Grand Angels, a Grand Rapids-based investment group, has made three more funding commitments to three small Michigan companies: Tetra Discover Partners, Ablative Solutions and Altus Brands. Read More

Simulation lab receives grant for medical training equipment

August 22, 2014
The donation of more than $12,000 by a charitable foundation supporting osteopathic medicine will be used to help improve medical students’ and residents’ skills through a simulated experience before seeing actual patients. Read More

Open wide in Kentwood, starting Sept. 2

New Kent County Health Department clinic will provide dental services.

August 22, 2014
Since getting results of the 2011 Community Health Needs Assessment, the Kent County Health Department has been planning to make dental care more accessible to all county residents. Read More

Rehab company opens Toronto Stock Exchange

August 20, 2014
Key members of a publicly traded rehabilitation company opened the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday morning. Read More

Hospital opens employee-funded suites

August 20, 2014
An employee fundraising team has helped complete the last piece of a hospital’s expansion and renovation. Read More

Cultural competence: Have we arrived?

August 18, 2014
As the face of America darkens — and the West Michigan community becomes increasingly diverse — it’s important to step back and assess our ability to effectively work in cross-cultural situations. Read More

Consortium earns cancer designation and grant

Money will keep clinical trials moving forward in West Michigan.

August 8, 2014
Hospitals and health care organizations in a West Michigan cancer research consortium now will be able to provide high-quality adult and pediatric clinical trials for patients in their communities. Read More