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  • MidMichigan Health plans $57 million expansion to its Midland medical center

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    Tyler Clifford - MidMichigan Health is preparing for a three-year $57 million expansion to its Midland medical center this fall pending a certificate of need approval from the State of Michigan, the Midland-based health system announced Wednesday. Plans include $30 million to build a heart and vascular center on its Midland campus and $27 million to integrate its full-service diagnostic and support areas, such as lab and imaging, the news release said. The 160,000-square-foot facility would also unite its off-

  • What's next on health care? Chatting with Congressmen Upton and Kildee

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    Jay Greene - Health care reform. This is a big political topic again, especially with President Donald Trump in office and Republicans in Congress taking steps to gut the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, which most hospital, physician, health insurance and safety net providers have incorporated into their business models and are making work for their patients and customers. Not everyone is happy with ACA, otherwise known as Obamacare. I hear frequently from small-business owners who

  • Futurists discuss bionic, regenerative medicine at HealthQuake Summit in Detroit

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    Jay Greene - An invited group of 30 physicians, executives, medical researchers, lawyers and the media gathered Monday at the HealthQuake Summit in Detroit to talk about the future of medicine and how science and technology is changing not only how research will be conducted, but ultimately how patients receive care. Topics under discussion included regenerative medicine, bionic medicine, mitchondrial medicine, genetic medicine, digital medicine and postmodern surgery, a new phrase that describes

  • Futurists discuss bionic, regenerative medicine at Healthquake conference

    Health Care - Crain's Detroit Business

    Jay Greene - An invited group of 30 physicians, executives, medical researchers, lawyers and the media gathered Monday at the HealthQuake Summit in Detroit to talk about the future of medicine and how science and technology is changing not only how and where patients receive care — but ultimately how research will be conducted. Topics under discussion included regenerative medicine, bionic medicine, mitchondrial medicine, genetic medicine, digital medicine and postmodern surgery, a new phrase that

  • Voices of families need to be considered in debate to reform state's Medicaid behavioral health system

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    Jay Greene - Some of the voices least heard in the discussion to privatize the Medicaid-funded behavioral health system in Michigan or improve the current system are the families of those 350,000 people with mental health problems, substance abuse addictions or the intellectually or developmentally disabled. I sat down recently with 10 family and board members of the Alliance for the Mentally Ill Oakland County in Southfield. For more than 90 minutes, they told me difficult stories about their sons,

  • Blue Cross' Loepp highest-paid nonprofit executive

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    Sherri Welch - The metro Detroit nonprofit led by the highest-paid CEO stands out not only for the amount it pays its CEO but also for its unique history as various kinds of nonprofit.Dan Loepp, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for the past 12 years, was the highest-paid executive on Crain's list of top-paid nonprofit executives in 2015, following salary boosts the past several years.He earned $9.03 million in total compensation, including $6.5 million in bonus/incentive compensation to

  • Health Care Heroes nominations deadline extended

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    Crain's Detroit Business - The deadline has been extended to submit nominations for Crain's newly expanded Health Care Heroes award program. The final deadline to submit entries is now Friday, May 26. The program will honor top-notch medical innovators and patient advocates dedicated to saving lives or improving access to care. Three new categories have been added to salute innovation. Winners will be chosen in eight categories: Corporate Achievement in Health Care Innovation in Oncology Care or Research Innovation in

  • Penalty would prod hospitals to report data

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    Jay Greene - Employers and consumers of health care in Michigan could have an improved online resource available to them by early 2018 to help them pick a hospital based on quality and patient safety. A new provision in the state's fiscal 2018 budget, which is pending final approval by the state Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder, would impose penalties on hospitals that have not yet submitted "consensus-based nationally endorsed standards" to a public website by Jan. 1. Those hospitals that fail to submit

  • Garden City, Henry Ford sign contract for oncology services

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    Jay Greene - Garden City Hospital has signed a clinical agreement for oncology services with the Henry Ford Medical Group that is expected to lead to more advanced care at the 176-bed osteopathic teaching hospital. Saju George, CEO of Garden City Hospital, said Henry Ford physicians at the hospital will help expand access to cancer care for patients and provide patients with clinical research opportunities and medical residents with additional learning experiences. "There is a strong community need (for

  • Advantage Living Centers acquires nursing home from Trinity Health

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    Tyler Clifford - Advantage Living Centers has agreed to acquire the Sanctuary at the Abbey in Warren from Livonia-based Trinity Health Senior Communities for an undisclosed amount, the Southfield-based nursing home chain announced Thursday. The deal is expected to close on June 1. The 144-bed skilled nursing facility, which will be renamed Advantage Living Center – Warren, will be the 11th senior living community that the chain operates in Michigan. The deal was negotiated by Glen Ellyn, Ill.-based Senior

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