11:23 am
Fri March 7, 2014

WMU Says Major Announcement on Medical School Next Week

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

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

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.
6:50 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Polar Plunge Raises $38,000 in Kalamazoo

Polar Plunge raised $14,000 last year for Special Olympics
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Temperatures in the low 30s may not be considered great swimming weather, but that didn't stop nearly 200 Polar Plunge participants from taking a soak Saturday. Plungers were required to raise at least $75 to participate with all event proceeds going to year-round sports training and athletic competition for 19,613 Special Olympics Michigan athletes.
2:04 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Bill Would Let Landlords Prohibit Use of Medical Marijuana on Property

Voters approved a law in 2008 that allows patients to keep up to 12 plants for personal use
LANSING, MI -- Michigan landlords could prohibit the use, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana on private property under a new proposal up for debate this week in the Legislature. Senate Bill 783, sponsored by Sens. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) and James Marleau (R-Lake Orion), would make it illegal to possess or use medical marijuana on private property if the owner prohibits it.