Health Care

Life sciences, hospitals, legislation, medical research and pharmaceuticals


Medical device investors offer startup advice

Experts suggest finding an unmet clinical need before developing new devices.

February 15, 2019
The culture of funding medical device development and getting them on the market is changing. Read More

Hospital admissions cost more

Report finds the $30,000 average cost in Grand Rapids is about $3,000 greater than Detroit.

February 15, 2019
Hospital admission costs in Grand Rapids are continuing to climb and still are higher than in neighboring areas. Read More

Auto insurance premiums also burdensome in rural areas

Some experts worry about rural Michiganders fleeing the state for cheaper rates.

February 15, 2019
During a seemingly endless legislative battle over how to rein in the nation’s highest auto insurance premiums, some experts worry about rural Michiganders fleeing the state for cheaper rates. Read More

Manufacturer is 11th 'Best Company to Work For' in US

February 14, 2019
A West Michigan maker of medical devices and equipment is considered one of the nation’s best employers. Read More

Plastic surgery center opens new space

February 13, 2019
A plastic surgery center has moved into a new 18,000-square-foot space in Grand Rapids. Read More

University wins grant for nursing scholarships

February 12, 2019
A university has received a $600,000 grant to fund scholarships for nursing students. Read More

Medical companies tap new markets at Arab Health

West Michigan contingent builds global reach at trade show for life science manufacturers.

February 8, 2019
Three West Michigan businesses had the chance to make inroads with global buyers and distributors at a health care congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, last month. Read More

Agency releases list of 100 'Hot Jobs' in West Michigan

February 8, 2019
West Michigan Works! is reporting that the majority of the top 100 jobs in the region’s high-growth industries are in manufacturing and health sciences. Read More

Nonprofit giving students free eyeglasses

February 4, 2019
A nonprofit vision care provider is teaming up with a school district to give students free glasses. Read More

Inside Track: Using tragedy to help others

Gabriel Grant uses personal home care experience to start his own home health care business.

February 1, 2019
Gabriel Grant had just graduated high school with plans to attend Michigan State University when a car crash changed everything. Read More