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Q&A: Kelly Smith

December 11, 2018
Kelly Smith is the chief strategy officer for the Trinity Health Michigan region, which includes Mercy Health in West Michigan. Read More

International nonprofit moving HQ to West Michigan

December 7, 2018
An international health care nonprofit is acquiring a similar organization and moving its headquarters to West Michigan. Read More

Health startup wins Grand Rapids mobility challenge

December 6, 2018
The winner of a public-private challenge designed to engage the public to improve Grand Rapids’ transit infrastructure is an out-of-state health care startup. Read More

VC fund invests in medical software startup

December 5, 2018
A venture capital fund in the region has invested in a medical startup on the state’s east side. Read More

West Michigan hospitals rate among 'Most Wired' in US

December 5, 2018
A group of hospitals in the region are some of the “best” in the country when it comes to information technology in health care. Read More

5 ways to stay healthy and safe during the holiday season

November 30, 2018
The holiday season should be filled with enjoyable time with family and friends, not illness and injury. Read More

Medical fundraising becomes care component

Mercy Health financial coordinator discusses greater issue behind viral crowdfunding letter from DeVos heart clinic.

November 30, 2018
Grand Rapids resident Hedda Martin recently was in the national spotlight after receiving a letter suggesting she raise $10,000 to be considered for a heart transplant. Read More

Cities snuff out future marijuana facilities

Kentwood, Walker among cities in state opting to prohibit purchase of drug within city boundaries.

November 30, 2018
Although it soon will be legal for Michigan residents to use marijuana recreationally, some cities in the state are prohibiting businesses from selling it. Read More

PFAS assessment planned for northern Kent County

Evaluation will gather participants’ blood samples, personal health information, post-filter water tests.

November 30, 2018
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Kent County Health Department will begin recruiting participants from northern Kent County for an assessment regarding PFAS exposure. Read More

Hospital implementing 're-organization' plan

November 29, 2018
A hospital in the region is changing its focus and cutting services and staff to get in a “sustainable financial position.” Read More