Supporting mental health days

When a Michigan-based software developer took time off of work to focus on her mental health, the CEO of her company responded, and his...

Creating a wellness culture

Health care is a hot topic in today’s business world. Insurance coverage, long- and short-term disability, flex programs and wellness programs might not be...

Health care’s legislative future

Donald Trump was elected. We continue to have a Republican House of Representatives and Senate in Washington. What does that mean for health and...

An integrated approach to workplace health and safety

Employee health has been shown to improve the effectiveness of occupational health and safety programs, which in turn increases an employee’s willingness to change...

Health Care Notebook

February NotebookHealth Care articlesHome > News > Health CareThe Pulse enewsletterFeb. 15 Feb. 1Change UpsEmmanuel Hospice announced the additions of Nicole Sharpe as director of community outreach and Katie Kirouac as...

The state of health care prices in West Michigan

Throughout my long career, I had the privilege of knowing and working with many fine hospital trustees. They are the people who set the...

Avoiding workplace injuries

Whether you’re a small startup or an established corporation, preventing workplace injuries has never been more important. Recent estimates place the cost of occupational...

The future of Obamacare

Donald Trump has been elected. We will continue to have a Republican House of Representatives and Senate in Washington. What does that mean for...

Hospice care: Know your options

It’s hard to know what the future can hold, and when life’s path takes a difficult turn, it’s important to realize you are not...

Routine reset? No problem!

Ushering the kids back to school is an exciting time, but one also fraught with fresh to-do lists, practice and game schedules and various...

Health care career advice

Students and parents are often frustrated by the limited choices they appear to have when thinking about careers. Yet, their thinking is often clouded...

Beat that 3 p.m. lull

We all know that afternoon feeling. It’s around 2 or 3 p.m., when you’ve already put in six hours of work. The end of...

Get moving: 5 exercises you can do at your desk

We’ve all heard the life-shortening, posture-punishing effects of sitting too long. Yet many jobs require it for hours on end. Though it’s hard to...

The importance of corporate fitness

The logic behind why companies adopt employee wellness programs is fairly straightforward. Multiple studies from reputable sources show healthy employees cost employers less when...

West Michigan health care industry needs community oversight

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 Care Notebook

February NotebookHealth Care articlesLife sciences firm inks licensing deal with MerckMichigan confirms first Zika virus caseWest Michigan hospitals rate among '50 Best' in USQ&A:...

Health Care Notebook

January NotebookHealth Care articlesNew Affordable Care Act reporting requirementsProblems with lead extend beyond municipal water systemsPractice produces Depressed to 5KInnovative business model is worth...

Questioning a health system’s expansion

A local health system has money to spend.This is not news. In my many years of reviewing Spectrum Health’s finances, there has never been...

Who looks out for us?

Much has been made of the cost of drugs — the ones you take to help you that is.Drug costs in the U.S. are...

People make the difference in health care

West Michigan is reputed to have good medical care. But what makes this possible?Technology is wonderful, but it really doesn’t add a great deal...

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