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HASTINGS, MI -- With the merger announced Wednesday, April 15, Pennock Hospital will become the 12th hospital in the Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health system. Pennock, a Barry County hospital near Hastings, will be integrated May 1 into Spectrum Health, and its new name will be Spectrum Health Pennock. (MLive)

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Michael Faas, chief executive officer of Metro Health, is accused of "a pattern of illegal and unethical conduct" in a lawsuit that questions his actions regarding the proposed sale of Metro to an out-of-state for-profit company. Laura Sacha-Staskiewicz, former director of Metro's foundation, filed a whistleblower lawsuit Monday, March 30, in Kent County Circuit Court against Faas, Metropolitan Health Corp. and Metropolitan Hospital. (MLive)

Deirdre Weston-Davis

Deidre Weston-Davis remembers when her blood pressure spiked close to stroke level. She says it was running 230 over 180 and she couldn't understand why. 

Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Some Michigan nurses would be able to prescribe drugs without a doctor’s consent. That’s under a bill up for a state Senate committee hearing on Tuesday. 


(MPRN-Undated) Congressman Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) says Republicans are getting ready with replacement plans in case the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a key provision of Obamacare.