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Local real estate agents are familiar with radon testing

January 30, 2015
Public health officials in Lansing and in Kent County — as well as Gov. Rick Snyder — take the threat of radon gas very seriously and urge people to test for its presence in their homes. Read More

Small employer survey measures ACA impact

Many small firms say they plan to stop offering health insurance by 2016.

January 30, 2015
A number of small business employers in West and Southwest Michigan are looking at discontinuing their health insurance plans, as alternative options for employees and premiums for firms increase. Read More

Peaches McCahill spreads corporate wellness

January 27, 2015
For more than 25 years, Peaches McCahill has demonstrated leadership in the field of sports, fitness and wellness. Read More

Health system sells 80-percent stake to public company

January 23, 2015
A health system is selling an 80-percent stake in its hospital, neighborhood outpatient centers and affiliated assets to one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the country. Read More

Hospital moves urgent care center

January 21, 2015
A hospital in the region has moved its urgent care center into a larger building that underwent a $1.4-million renovation to accommodate patient growth and improve staff workflow. Read More

Expect increased expenditures

West Michigan is losing its edge in low-cost health care.

January 16, 2015
West Michigan employers will continue to face challenges when it comes to health care. Read More

Affiliates of cancer nonprofit merge

January 16, 2015
The West Michigan affiliates of the world's largest breast cancer organization are consolidating their efforts. Read More

Spectrum absorbs Abriiz

Health system shuts down Ideomed but keeps the mobile platform.

January 9, 2015
Spectrum Health, the controlling interest in Ideomed, is integrating the Abriiz application product after deciding to pull the plug on Ideomed as a stand-alone company. Read More

Cardiology practice joins medical group

January 7, 2015
One of the largest cardiology practices in the region has joined a health system’s medical group. Read More

Judge rules in favor of employer in birth control case

January 7, 2015
| By AP
A local company is not required to provide employee health insurance for birth control as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision. Read More