Pine Rest grads are staying close to home

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for mental health care nationwide is extremely high. Locally, graduates of Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services’ psychiatry programs are working to fill that gap.

Former CEO turns attention toward children’s mental health

Allison Paradise recently launched a youth organization focused on nurturing mental health in children and young people.
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Michigan to destroy some blood spots in fight over consent

DETROIT — The state of Michigan has agreed to destroy more than 3 million dried blood spots taken from babies and kept in storage, a partial settlement in an ongoing lawsuit over consent and privacy in the digital age.

GRCC students selected for Johns Hopkins graduate program

Three Grand Rapids Community College students were accepted to a five-month program at Johns Hopkins Schools of Medical Imaging. 

BHSH System names DEI officer

A regional health system named its chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer.

Priority Health names new vice presidents of global markets

Michigan health insurance provider Priority Health recently appointed two new vice presidents to the company.

Manufacturer launches medical cart locking system

A Grand Rapids-based medical storage company rolled out a new remote access lock system for medical carts. 

Health institute host free vaccine clinic

A local nonprofit is hosting free vaccine clinics this summer. 

VAI makes breakthrough in cancer research

A recent study by Van Andel Institute revealed key aspects to understanding the root of esophageal and stomach cancers. 

Arbor Circle hires performance improvement director

A West Michigan-based nonprofit added a new member to its leadership team.

GVSU College of Health Professionals names new dean

A local university appointed a new dean to its college of health professions. 

Health system adds new hyperbaric chamber

A BHSH System hospital is adding a new, eight-patient hyperbaric chamber. 

Pfizer to invest $120M in Kalamazoo facility expansion

Pfizer will invest $120 million into its existing Kalamazoo facility to support the production of an oral treatment for COVID-19.

Cancer center partners with national oncologist network

Cancer and Hematology Centers of Western Michigan recently entered a partnership with Nashville-based OneOncology. 

Mel Trotter Ministries brings collaborative medical services to Grand Rapids

A local nonprofit finished a new expansion providing dental, vision, chiropractic and mental health care to people without homes. 

HealthBar, Deksia open joint headquarters

Two Grand Rapids companies cut the ribbon on a renovated headquarters. 

Health system debuts new robotic equipment

BHSH System unveiled a new robotics technology for invasive surgeries. 

BAMF Health to advance cancer care with new scanner

A recent delivery of groundbreaking technology will enable a Grand Rapids-based precision medicine company to make strides in detecting and treating cancer.

Partners report GR SmartZone growing

Spartan Innovations and Start Garden reported this month economic development growth among high-tech startups is continuing in the region.

HealthBar appoints new executive leader

A Grand Rapids-based provider of custom health care services added a new member to its leadership team.

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