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Detroit forum focuses on health disparities

Detroit forum focuses on health disparities Detroit — Health disparities in Detroit and Wayne County were the focus of the 2015 Population Health Forum hosted Monday by the Detroit Wayne County Health Authority and Greater Detroit Area Health Council. Speakers discussed how limited access to … Full News here – Read more on The Detroit News

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UM Health System’s new center aims to boost critical care

Associated Press – A new center at the University of Michigan Health System has opened to create a new place for the most critically ill and injured adults it serves to get initial emergency care. The Emergency Critical Care Center, or EC3, opens today to its first patients. Located within the adult emergency department in […]

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Surgeon general: Detroit violence a health problem

Surgeon general: Detroit violence a health problem Detroit News. SUBSCRIBE NOWFOR HOME DELIVERY · Detroit News · Home · News · Sports · Auto + Business · Life + Home · Entertainment · Opinion · Photo + Video. More. Home · News · Sports · Auto + Business · Life + Home · Entertainment · […]

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Lawmakers continue to trim Community Health budget as part of overall state cuts

Jay Greene – The budget continues to tighten on the Michigan Department of Community Health and several other key state departments. As state legislators and Gov. Rick Snyder search for ways to close an estimated budget deficit that could be as high as $ 325 million this year, the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday cut […]

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Paul Hillegonds, former DTE exec, appointed CEO of Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Paul Hillegonds, former DTE exec, appointed CEO of Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Associated Press – LANSING — A former House speaker and utility executive has been named CEO of a health endowment created under the overhaul of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The Michigan Health Endowment Fund voted Monday to approve the appointment of Paul Hillegonds. He starts work March 16. The 65-year-old retired last year […]

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Newborns sport red for heart health awareness

Newborns at DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital in Detroit were sporting red today for heart health awareness. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Grand Rapids hospital Metro Health signs takeover bid from Tenn. chain

By Beth Kutscher Crain News Service – Community Health Systems is moving forward on a deal to add its first hospital in Michigan. The Franklin, Tenn.-based chain said last week it had signed a definitive agreement to buy 208-bed Metro Health in the Grand Rapids suburb of Wyoming.The parties began exploring a takeover in late […]

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Detroit offers to sell Flint water amid health concerns

Detroit offers to sell Flint water amid health concerns The Detroit water department has offered to reconnect the city of Flint to its system amid residents' concerns that Flint's water is unsafe, possibly causing skin problems among some children. Flint city officials have not yet responded to Detroit's … Full News here – Read more […]

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Snyder plans shakeup to combine state health and human services agencies, urges tax hike for roads

Snyder plans shakeup to combine state health and human services agencies, urges tax hike for roads

The Associated Press – LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder announced plans Tuesday to “dramatically” restructure state government to help the poor and others enter society’s mainstream, also calling in his fifth State of the State speech for passage of a sales tax hike on the May ballot to improve deteriorating roads.The Republican governor, weeks into […]

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Spectrum Health cardiologists make big shift in pay by replacing fee-for-service with salaries

The change in compensation method comes as Spectrum Health Medical Group creates a new department bringing together cardiologists, vascular surgeons and cardiothoracic surgeons. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Detroit's Bedrock, Meridian Health close on Compuware Building purchase

Detroit's Bedrock, Meridian Health close on Compuware Building purchase … No price tag was given in the statement, but in November Crain's Detroit Business reported that the building would be sold for $ 140-150 million. The purchase bumps up Gilbert's real estate arm, Bedrock, to having invested $ 1.6 billion across 70 … Full News […]

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Q&A: Rob Casalou sees challenges and opportunities ahead for Michigan health care delivery

Q&A: Rob Casalou sees challenges and opportunities ahead for Michigan health care delivery

Jay Greene – Rob Casalou was recently promoted to CEO of Ann Arbor-based St. Joseph Mercy Health System, a five-hospital subsidiary of Livonia-based Trinity Health, the nation’s second-largest nonprofit health system. Casalou, 55, has been with St. Joseph since 2008 as CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston hospitals. He […]

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Survey: Michigan employers prefer pre-Obamacare health care system

Survey: Michigan employers prefer pre-Obamacare health care system

Jay Greene – A majority of employers in Southeast Michigan said in a recent survey that they believe the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has worsened the nation’s health care system. But only 2 percent of 118 employers surveyed said they are undecided whether to terminate their employer-sponsored health insurance group coverage, said the […]

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Michigan Health Endowment Fund awards $21M to support seniors, children

Jay Greene – The Michigan Health Endowment Fund – formed by the conversion last year of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to a nonprofit mutual insurer – has approved $ 21 million in grants to six organizations ranging from $ 750,000 to $ 5 million each. As Crain’s previously reported, the Michigan Primary Care […]

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Spotlight on: Todd Hutchison, Health Alliance Plan

Spotlight on: Todd Hutchison, Health Alliance Plan

Health Alliance Plan has named Todd Hutchison senior vice president and CFO. Hutchison previously was vice president of sales and account management for Health Alliance Medical Plan in Urbana, Ill., and he has held leadership positions at Principal Financial Group and Cigna HealthCare. He joined HAP in 2011 as vice president of underwriting and actuarial […]

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