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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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St. Joseph Mercy Health to acquire Ann Arbor physical therapy company

Jay Greene – St. Joseph Mercy Health System and Probility Physical Therapy, both based in Ann Arbor, have signed a letter of intent for St. Joseph to acquire Probility and its six outpatient physical therapy clinics for an undisclosed amount. When the deal is complete in January, St. Joseph plans to integrate its seven physical […]

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3 Michigan institutions get health care grants

Associated Press – Three Michigan institutions have received a combined $ 625,000 in federal funds under a program designed to improve health care and educational services. The grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture were among 65 awarded nationally for distance learning and telemedicine projects. Memorial Hospital in Owosso is getting $ 110,000 to connect […]

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Rob Casalou named CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Health System

Rob Casalou named CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Health System

Jay Greene – Rob Casalou has been named president and CEO of Ann Arbor-based St. Joseph Mercy Health System, a six-hospital group that is part of Livonia-based Trinity Health, the nation’s second-largest system with 86 hospitals. Casalou, 55, former CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, replaces Garry Faja, who […]

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Seven senior executives leave Metro Health ahead of partnership with Tennessee hospital group

The chief operating officer, chief medical officer and chief financial officer are among those no longer employed by Metro Health, the hospital confirmed. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Detroit health workers receive paychecks after delay

Detroit health workers receive paychecks after delay More than 85 Detroit health workers were not paid Friday but received their checks Monday, caught in a cash dispute between the Detroit health department and their nonprofit employer that took over health services under former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing. Full News here – Read more on The […]

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Gilbert’s Bedrock, Meridian Health to buy Compuware building in Detroit

Jay Greene, Tom Henderson and Kirk Pinho – Bedrock Real Estate Services and Meridian Health plan to jointly purchase the 1.1 million-square-foot Compuware Corp. headquarters building at Campus Martius in Detroit for $ 140 million to $ 150 million, Crain’s has learned. Meridian’s Sean Cotton, chief administrative officer, said the Detroit-based managed care company plans […]

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