Health Care

Life sciences, hospitals, legislation, medical research and pharmaceuticals


VARI scientist wins $250K grant

July 27, 2017
A Van Andel Research Institute scientist has been awarded a $250,000 grant from a national nonprofit dedicated to battling childhood cancer. Read More

Energy company wins appeal in suit over man's health

July 26, 2017
| By AP
LANSING — The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in favor of an energy company in a dispute over whether a disastrous oil spill caused a man's health problems. Read More

State files charges against ex-workers at veterans home

July 25, 2017
| By AP
Eleven former workers at a state veterans home in Grand Rapids have been charged with keeping false records. Read More

Inside Track: Freese Decker rounds into form as participatory leader

Spectrum Health COO and executive vice president strives for constant improvement in work and personal life.

July 21, 2017
For new Spectrum Health System Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Tina Freese Decker, one of the best perks of the job is “rounding.” Read More

Stryker product earns FDA approval

July 21, 2017
Stryker has received FDA clearance for a new medical device. Read More

Doctor opening membership-based practice

July 20, 2017
A new 1,000-square-foot medical practice with a membership-based business model is coming to Grand Rapids. Read More

Daughter joins father's medical practice

July 19, 2017
A Grand Rapids native has returned to the area and joined the podiatric practice where she shadowed her father as a child. Read More

Breastfeeding startup wins InnovateHER

July 19, 2017
An entrepreneur who created a product to help working moms continue breastfeeding has won $8,000 in prizes at a local pitch competition. Read More

College plans $70M building downtown

July 17, 2017
A local college plans to construct a $70-million building downtown to accommodate growing demand for health care education. Read More

Judge awards Stryker $248.7M in patent-infringement case

July 17, 2017
Kalamazoo-based Stryker is set to receive $248.7 million from competitor Zimmer Biomet Holdings after a final ruling in a seven-year-old patent-infringement lawsuit. Read More