Health Care

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University forms alliance with Florida college

October 27, 2016
A university in the region has announced an alliance with a college in Florida. Read More

Neuroscience clinic opens on lakeshore

October 26, 2016
A lakeshore community is getting a new neuroscience clinic thanks to a recent affiliation agreement between two area health care providers. Read More

Health information exchange joins Midwest initiative

October 25, 2016
A group of health information exchanges in the Midwest are joining together to create and test a new concept with the goal of improving health care for patients. Read More

Grant targets nursing in rural communities

October 24, 2016
Health care organizations have reported a “critical shortage” of nurses and other clinical providers in rural communities across the country. Read More

Man falls 20 feet, dies at Michigan fruit storage facility

October 24, 2016
| By AP
Authorities say a 62-year-old man changing light bulbs at a western Michigan fruit storage facility died after falling about 20 feet. Read More

Health premiums to rise 16.7 percent in individual market

October 24, 2016
The nearly 400,000 people who buy their own health insurance in Michigan will see premiums rise by an average of 16.7 percent next year, a sticker shock that insurers and the government say can be offset for those who qualify for tax credits. Read More

Foundation to raise $2M for vascular fellowships

Physicians will learn limb-saving techniques from Metro Health doctor.

October 21, 2016
The Metro Health Hospital Foundation has announced plans to raise $2 million for a program that will help the hospital save more lives and limbs. Read More

Mary Free Bed focuses on maximizing human ability

Hospital embraces robotic technology that will change treatment for patients.

October 21, 2016
Miracles happen inside the four walls of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. Read More

Foundation donates $30K for veterans home

October 21, 2016
The charitable arm of a local food distributor and retailer has donated $30,000 for a renovation project at a Grand Rapids veterans home. Read More

Hospital receives approval to perform elective angioplasty

October 20, 2016
A hospital in the area has received approval from the state to perform elective percutaneous coronary intervention, commonly known as angioplasty, in its cardiac catheterization laboratories. Read More