Items Tagged with 'Robert Wood Johnson Foundation'


Burnout, training and retirements challenge nursing shortage

Bills would address patient loads and length of shifts.

December 22, 2017
Dawn Kettinger recalls a nurse who had just completed a 15-hour shift, got into her car to drive home and fell asleep before leaving the parking lot. Read More

Health advances must see continued improvement

April 7, 2017
The West Michigan community has been provided with several sets of new information giving an important overview of the “wellness” of the metro area. Read More

Ottawa’s health plan identifies top three priorities

Access to health care, mental health and healthy behaviors top the list.

December 4, 2015
The 2015 Ottawa County Community Health Improvement Plan, a comprehensive report released in late November, not only identified the top three health concerns in the region but also outlined new and existing strategies stakeholders could participate in to improve residents’ health. Read More

Ottawa tops state’s health rankings

It’s the second consecutive year at the head of the list for lakeshore region.

March 27, 2015
For the second consecutive year, Ottawa County was ranked the healthiest community in the state of Michigan according to the sixth annual county-by-county assessment program. Read More

2014 health rankings used for comparison and assessment

April 4, 2014
Counties across the country got health checkups recently, and those in West Michigan seem to be in pretty good shape. Read More

Ottawa County ranks 2nd in state for health

March 21, 2013
Ottawa County public health officials are happy with the just-released 2013 County Health Rankings, which puts Ottawa 2nd among the 82 Michigan counties in overall health of its residents. Read More