health care


Michigan, like many other states, is projected to face a growing shortage of primary care doctors. A new reports from the Citizen's Research Council of Michigan finds the lack of doctors will likely be concentrated in some areas of the state. 

Western Michigan University

A device developed by two Western Michigan University students may soon be helping keep premature babies alive in developing countries. 

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hand down a ruling that may decide whether thousands of Michiganders can afford health insurance. The court could strike down insurance subsidies offered under the federal health care law. 

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)