Health Care

Life sciences, hospitals, legislation, medical research and pharmaceuticals


Hospice provider targets quality initiatives

September 22, 2017
On the heels of an office expansion in May, Grand Rapids-based Emmanuel Hospice plans to increase its grief support programming, music therapy and community education services in the coming year. Read More

Report looks at tools in talent battle

September 22, 2017
As attracting and retaining talent remains the top priority of CEOs, a new survey shows Michigan employers are more aware of the importance of competitive benefits and compensation than the national average. Read More

Health information exchange adds nonprofit

September 19, 2017
A Grand Rapids-based health information exchange provider has added a health care nonprofit under its umbrella. Read More

Insurer leaves Michigan health exchange, citing volatility

September 19, 2017
One of the nine Michigan insurers that that was planning to sell health insurance on the federal marketplace next year has reversed course, saying Friday that it won't do so due to market uncertainties and volatility. Read More

Nonprofit co-founders moving on

September 18, 2017
A nonprofit that helps parents adjust to caring for newborns is seeking a new leader as its co-founders prepare to step aside. Read More

Inside Track: Wilson is drawn to the executive side of health

Michigan Blood CEO’s first job was running a 100-bed hospital at the age of 25.

September 15, 2017
Jim Wilson comes by his passion for health care honestly. Read More

MSU opens $88.1M Grand Rapids Research Center

September 15, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A facility that will bring research partners together to investigate diseases like cancer, autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's will open on Medical Mile this week. Read More

Spectrum Health rides building boom

Over the last five years, the region’s largest employer has ponied up $160M for construction costs.

September 15, 2017
Ever since the merger of Butterworth Health System and Blodgett Memorial Medical Center two decades ago, a union that eventually would beget the region’s largest employer, Spectrum Health System has been synonymous with West Michigan’s status as a health care destination. Read More

Health system paying $90K in overtime dispute

September 15, 2017
| By AP
DETROIT — The federal government said a Michigan health system has agreed to pay $90,000 in an overtime dispute with 22 employees. Read More

Optometrist joins eye care practice

September 13, 2017
A local eye care practice has added another optometrist to its team. Read More