Items Tagged with 'Certificate of Need'


Certificate of Need perspectives

July 31, 2018
The state’s Certificate of Need, or CON, program for the health care industry has a 46-year history. The core principle behind CON is simple: Before you begin something new, you should be able to demonstrate the need for it. Read More

Angioplasty, anyone?

May 15, 2015
Soon there will be a rush for hospitals to enter the field of elective percutaneous coronary interventions. Most commonly referred to as coronary angioplasty, PCI is a proven money maker for hospitals. Read More

It could be worse

Study shows Michigan has lower health care costs than neighboring states.

April 24, 2015
If you think health care is expensive, just know that it could be worse. 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

Economic freedom is key to health care reform

October 17, 2014
I left the recent West Michigan Policy Forum with a bit of a different perspective than most who attended. Read More

Health provider plans $11.2M construction project

October 1, 2014
A health care provider along the lakeshore is planning an $11.2-million renovation and expansion project to enhance its delivery of nursing home, rehabilitation and dementia services. Read More

The health of Certificate of Need

September 30, 2014
Once again, our legislators have opened season on the Certificate of Need program, or CON, in the health care industry. Read More

Lack of need may stall Grand Haven nursing home proposal

North Ottawa system scrapped plan early this year for the same reason.

October 4, 2013
The Alliance for Health will hold a public hearing Oct. 17 regarding four proposed investments in health-care-related projects that require a Certificate of Need from the state of Michigan. Read More

Alliance for Health OK’s $24M in hospital construction projects

April 19, 2013
The Alliance for Health has given its endorsement to two proposed major construction projects at Spectrum Health facilities in Grand Rapids and a major expansion project at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services needed to accommodate seasonal spikes in young patients. Read More

Sen Hildenbrand Worth looking at changes in CON law

October 1, 2012
Legislation approved by a Michigan Senate committee would change the Michigan Certificate of Need process for determining where and when new hospitals should be built, and would eliminate West Michigan’s Alliance for Health from the process altogether. Read More