Health Care

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Changes in health care influence furniture design

Rooms are becoming more adaptable so patients and family feel at home.

May 22, 2015
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) One of the biggest changes you might have noticed recently when visiting your doctor’s office is that the furniture looks much more like what you’d find in a hotel room than in a hospital. Read More

Board shuts down Alliance for Health

May 21, 2015
After failing to find alternative funding options despite embarking on a new strategic plan, a community health coalition’s board of directors voted this week to cease operations. Read More

Retailer acquires specialty pharmacy

May 21, 2015
A retailer has acquired a Pittsburgh-based specialty pharmacy and health services company with several locations. Read More

African-American health workers lose appeal

May 21, 2015
| By AP
An appeals court has upheld a decision that kills a discrimination lawsuit filed by African-American home health care workers. Read More

Angioplasty, anyone?

May 15, 2015
Soon there will be a rush for hospitals to enter the field of elective percutaneous coronary interventions. Most commonly referred to as coronary angioplasty, PCI is a proven money maker for hospitals. Read More

Health system plans $3.9M facility

May 14, 2015
A health system is planning to build a $3.9-million facility in the region to provide access to specialty and primary care services for a growing patient base. Read More

Maryland vein practice acquires clinic

May 13, 2015
A multi-state practice specializing in treating varicose and spider veins has expanded its presence in the region by acquiring a local clinic. Read More

Perrigo buys Mexico pharma operation for $34M

May 13, 2015
| By AP
Perrigo has bought the Mexico operations of Pantheon Pharmaceuticals, expanding its business in that country and giving it the ability to make drugs in soft gel form. Read More

The doctor will see you now

Lacks Primary Care Clinics deliver innovative solution to rising health care costs.

May 8, 2015
A Grand Rapids-based company has successfully pioneered a new method of delivering health care to employees through an employer-sponsored clinic in partnership with CareATC. Read More

Veteran Explorers Program expands beyond health care

Program includes three 10-week rotations to learn variety of job skills.

May 8, 2015
A training and career development program for veterans has expanded this year to include opportunities in Kent, Ottawa and Montcalm counties through collaborative employer partnerships. Read More