health care

7:52 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Bronson Battle Creek Names New COO

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Jim McKernan has been vice president of Bronson HealthCare Midwest
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BATTLE CREEK, MI - After conducting a nationwide search for its next chief operating officer, Bronson Battle Creek decided the best candidate was already within its ranks. James E. McKernan will become the next COO of Bronson Battle Creek and a senior vice president with Bronson Healthcare, effective March 10.
10:37 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Effort to Enroll More Uninsured Gathers Steam in Kalamazoo

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Kalamazoo Family Health Center officials say enrolling has become easier after initial problems with website
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- As chief executive officer of Kalamazoo's Family Health Center, Denise Crawford was happily anticipating last fall's rollout of subsidized health-care plans offered through the Affordable Care Act. Instead, that Oct. 1 launch was an "absolute disaster," Crawford said. "All the problems with the website that people talked about were true."
11:41 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Michigan to Start Medicaid Expansion in April

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Medicaid expansion as part of the federal Affordable Care Act was approved last year in Michigan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
LANSING, MI -- The 300,000 to 500,000 Michigan residents eligible to obtain health insurance under the federal expansion of Medicaid may have to wait a little longer to get coverage. Michigan officials are backing off previous indications that Healthy Michigan, the Medicaid expansion plan that is part of the Affordable Care Act, will be in place and providing coverage by April 1.
6:14 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Battle Creek hospitals work to address shortage of saline solution

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Officials at Bronson Battle Creek and Oaklawn say there is enough saline on hand, but they're watching supplies closely
A national saline solution shortage means local health care providers supplies are running lower than normal.
11:18 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Borgess issuing layoff notices, number unknown

Lead in text: 
Layoffs will take place over next several weeks, but spokesman did not provide number
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - One of Kalamazoo's two major hospitals is laying off part of its workforce and is issuing layoff notices Thursday, a spokesman for Borgess Medical Center confirmed. "Communication with all 4,100 Borgess associates is taking place at this time.

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