Items Tagged with 'Alliance for Health'


Lakeshore leaders call for regulating health care costs

The 2018 Health Check noted Grand Rapids patients pay approximately $3,000 more per hospital admission compared to Detroit.

March 9, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Business leaders from along the Lakeshore came together earlier this month for the 2018 Health Check, a report conducted by economists from Tulane University and the GVSU Seidman College of Business, which analyzed health trends and costs in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon and Allegan counties. Read More

West Michigan health care industry needs community oversight

March 25, 2016
The situation in Grand Haven with the Health Pointe development by Spectrum Health and Holland Hospital in the backyard of the North Ottawa Community Health System is a clear indicator that the health care industry needs community oversight. Read More

Michigan Attorney General should investigate any breach of public trust as AFH closes

June 5, 2015
Grand Rapids Business Journal has for more than two decades reported on the Alliance for Health, a nonprofit created and served by area business leaders to bring health care groups together to cooperate in health services for the community and provide oversight to prevent health care costs from escalating, especially in regard to duplicated services. Read More

Board shuts down Alliance for Health

May 21, 2015
After failing to find alternative funding options despite embarking on a new strategic plan, a community health coalition’s board of directors has voted to cease operations. Read More

Alliance for Health limits CON review

Focus will only be on projects exceeding $10 million.

February 6, 2015
In light of newly added initiatives and strategic focus, Grand Rapids-based health care coalition Alliance for Health has announced a major change in its involvement with the Certificate of Need process. Read More

Alliance charts new course

Board meeting Nov. 10 will introduce new initiatives.

October 31, 2014
Maintaining its mission to bring high-quality health care services at the lowest cost, the nonprofit Alliance for Health has introduced two new employer initiatives and a nutritional awareness effort. Read More

Changes impact Alliance for Health

October 3, 2014
A Grand Rapids-based organization has long depended on charitable giving and grants over the years as it advocates low health care costs while maintaining high-quality care. A recent decision, however, could position the coalition to pursue insurance-based strategies or services. Read More

Alliance for Health changes prompt resignations

October 2, 2014
Alliance for Health, the nonprofit community coalition advocating for reduction in health care prices for individuals and businesses, is changing course and several board members have already resigned. Some participating organizations also have withdrawn funding. Read More

CON attack is costly to West Michigan businesses

September 26, 2014
Yet another health care system is attempting to circumvent the Michigan Certificate of Need process, and in so doing actually underscores the obvious necessity of Michigan’s process. Read More

Alliance for Health to focus on healthy eating

Annual meeting features stronger financial picture and new board members.

May 23, 2014
The next West Michigan health issue posing a threat — as well as economic development opportunities — will be at the forefront this year for the Alliance for Health. Read More