Health Care

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Health provider plans $11.2M construction project

October 1, 2014
A health care provider along the lakeshore is planning an $11.2-million renovation and expansion project to enhance its delivery of nursing home, rehabilitation and dementia services. Read More

The health of Certificate of Need

September 30, 2014
Once again, our legislators have opened season on the Certificate of Need, or CON, program in the health care industry. Read More

Low-sodium meat attracts health industry

Ada processor has a foot in the door at U.S. hospitals.

September 26, 2014
Several years ago, Ada Valley Meat Co. listened to the health care industry, and this year it finally paid off in a big way. Read More

Agility Health attributes business growth to diversification strategy

Revenues have more than tripled in a decade.

September 26, 2014
With roots in West Michigan, a rehabilitation health care provider is seeing the fruits of its labor realized with $63M in revenue after a decade of developing partnerships and expanding throughout the nation. Read More

National study reflects regional end-of-life care concerns

Communication, advanced planning and a better referral process top the list.

September 26, 2014
To address the need to improve quality and access for end-of-life care across the country, communication and education prove to be pivotal for implementation. Read More

$10M renovation project underway at Freedom Village

September 26, 2014
A retirement community in downtown Holland is receiving some TLC as two construction companies work collaboratively to renovate units in the facility. Read More

County health department gets largest federal grant

September 26, 2014
The Kent County Health Department has been awarded a Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, or REACH, grant of $2.18 million dollars over the next three years, the largest grant ever directly awarded to the KCHD from the federal government. Read More

Training in hospice and palliative care a 'huge need'

Local programs strive to provide education for all levels of caregivers.

September 26, 2014
Hospice and palliative care are growing fields. Read More

Kent County Health Department accredited by national board

September 26, 2014
The Kent County Health Department has received accreditation by the national Public Health Accreditation Board, only the second health department in the state to be accredited. Read More

Julie Bulson preaches emergency preparedness

September 23, 2014
At Spectrum Health, Julie Bulson brings a host of insights and leadership governance gathered during her 30 years in health care, 20 of which are in emergency preparedness. Read More