Health Care

Life sciences, hospitals, legislation, medical research and pharmaceuticals


Stryker responds to reports of acquisition talks with Boston Scientific

June 13, 2018
A maker of medical devices and equipment in the region has issued a statement in response to rumors it is planning to acquire Boston Scientific. Read More

City approves free Medical Mile bus route

GR, Spectrum Health, The Rapid to shoulder cost in three-year pilot partnership.

June 8, 2018
A three-way pact providing fare-free public transit along Medical Mile now has city approval. Read More

City commission to discuss marijuana facilities

Initiative to opt in to Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Facilities Act could be on November ballot.

June 8, 2018
Grand Rapids may join cities across Michigan in offering medical marijuana facilities for patients. Read More

Ranir hires VP of global HR

June 6, 2018
A local maker of oral care products has named a professional with 20 years of experience to lead its human resources team. Read More

VAEI producing Science on the Grand for teachers

June 6, 2018
An inaugural conference on STEAM-related teaching is coming to Grand Rapids next month. Read More

Corporate foundation gives grant to hospital

June 4, 2018
A hospital in the area has received a grant from a corporate foundation for a mobile vascular ultrasound machine. Read More

State extends deadline for medical marijuana licenses

June 4, 2018
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan officials have extended the deadline for medical marijuana businesses to become licensed. Read More

Phoenix Society ranks as ‘the gold standard’ of peer support groups

Grand Rapids-based international organization offers healing, recovery programs for burn victims.

June 1, 2018
Andy Hemker was driving a skid loader three years ago with his 4-year-old son, Wyatt Hemker, when they became victims of an accident. Read More

Medical packaging supplier opens plant in China

June 1, 2018
A local supplier of packaging for the health care industry has opened a manufacturing facility in China. Read More

VAI names insurance exec to board

May 31, 2018
A local health insurance leader has joined the board of the Van Andel Institute. Read More