Health

6:10 am
Wed March 19, 2014

United Way of Kalamazoo and Battle Creek Region Surpasses Fundraising Goal

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Money will be used to benefit programs focusing on health and education
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region announced Tuesday it surpassed its $14.5 million fundraising goal during a celebration of its 2013 fundraising campaign. More than 500 supporters attended the celebration at Air Zoo, where it was announced contributions totaled $14,563,634.
6:40 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Website Problems Delay Medicaid Applications in Michigan

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Department of Community Health plans to contact people who may be eligible for Medicaid
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Department of Community Health is asking tens of thousands of low-income residents to reapply for Medicaid coverage after they tried to sign up through the Affordable Care Act website over the past five months.
11:23 am
Fri March 7, 2014

WMU Says Major Announcement on Medical School Next Week

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Announcement is described as "major development" for new medical school but no details were given
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI --Western Michigan University is planning a "major announcement" regarding its new medical school March 11, the university said in a press release. Kalamazoo community leaders, as well as the heads of WMU, Borgess Health Bronson Healthcare will meet at 1:15 p.m.
12:26 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

South Haven Hospital Will no Longer Deliver Babies

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Hospital makes decision in light of declining percentage of child-bearing females using their service
SOUTH HAVEN - Affordable Care Act effects and federal budget cuts are hitting close to home for South Haven Health System. The hospital announced Friday it will no longer offer obstetric services. The move is expected to save the hospital $1 million annually, and 19 jobs will be eliminated.
6:23 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Western Michigan University's New Medical School to Offer Dual MD-MBA Degree

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Western officials say dual-degree will give medical students a competitive edge
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Students at the new WMU School of Medicine will be able to earn both a medical degree and an MBA simultaneously under a new program announced Thursday. Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business and WMed are offering a dual-degree program that would allow medical students to complete a medical degree and a master's in business administration with a concentration in health care in five years.

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