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Specialty practice has eye on vision therapy

Some children suffer from a disconnection between the brain and the eyes.

July 3, 2015
Dan Fortenbacher changed the name of his optometry practice in 2000 because he wanted it to reflect how his patients felt after receiving treatment. Read More

Summit encourages West Michigan to rethink dementia

National thought leaders gather in GR to discuss innovative programming.

July 3, 2015
More than 120 community members and leaders from health care, business, philanthropy, education and research gathered at a day-long inaugural summit recently to envision and foster a collaborative and dementia-friendly culture in West Michigan. Read More

Children’s Healing Center provides germ-free space

First-of-its-kind concept is in the midst of a capital campaign and hopes to open in September.

July 3, 2015
West Michigan will welcome a new addition to the field of health care this fall when the first recreational center for children with weak immune systems opens its doors. Read More

The welfare queen myth

June 30, 2015
David Graham recently wrote for The Atlantic in “The True Face of Medicare Fraud” (June 19, 2015) that the people most likely to bilk the system are doctors and medical providers, not “welfare queens.” Read More

First & Main brings small town vibe to senior communities

The assisted living and memory care complex in Wyoming is the first of many that are planned.

June 26, 2015
An assisted living and memory care community anticipated to open this fall will not only provide clinical care, but also main street amenities and technology. Read More

Research center seen as catalyst

Economic impact will create ripple effect lasting for years.

June 26, 2015
As the second research center in the downtown Grand Rapids area, the impact of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s new facility could create a ripple effect of economic activity. Read More

Enriching older adult lives through technology

Programs aim to help seniors interact, communicate and learn.

June 26, 2015
Organizations serving older adults are leveraging technology and innovative programs to change how people age and provide life-enriching experiences to seniors. Read More

Provider reduces burden of family caregiving

Studies indicate caregivers are suffering from lost productivity and wages.

June 26, 2015
As the economic impact of unpaid family caregivers increases in the United States, an in-home provider serving the Greater Grand Rapids area is looking to reduce the burden and stress of providing care to family members. Read More

Primary care practice joins health system

June 24, 2015
A health system is expanding its presence in the region by opening a new primary care practice with a team of doctors moving from another system. Read More

Health system breaks ground on $24.5M project

June 22, 2015
A health system has broken ground on a $24.5-million project to expand and renovate a local center. Read More