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Court approves suit over veteran's death

September 2, 2014
| By AP
A court has ruled that the state can be sued over the death of a World War II vet at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Read More

Lumbermen's to distribute copper-enhanced surface

Copper's antimicrobial ability helps reduce health-care-acquired infections.

August 29, 2014
Recognizing an opportunity to offer a simple solution to help combat hospital-acquired infections, Grand Rapids-based Lumbermen’s Inc. is investing in a new product for the medical industry. Read More

BCBSM, BCN, hospitals statewide produce $597M in savings

Collaborative programs thrive on sharing detailed clinical data on all cases.

August 29, 2014
By pooling resources and working collaboratively, Michigan Blues and hospitals throughout the state are participating in health quality initiatives that the company believes have brought millions of dollars in savings to the medical table in Michigan. Read More

Hospitals land on national honor roll

August 28, 2014
Five hospitals in West Michigan have made the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association's national honor roll for working to improve outcomes for heart and stroke patients. 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