health care

sign at hospital
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

One of mid-Michigan’s largest health care providers is about to get smaller.


Capitol building
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

State auditors say Michigan could do a better job of identifying veterans who might be eligible for federal benefits.

hospital sign
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

One of mid-Michigan’s largest health care systems will collaborate with Michigan State University to build a new hospital in south Lansing. 

 


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A former top municipal official in western Michigan has been sentenced to 28 days in jail and 150 hours of community service after pleading no contest to health care fraud.

State House Forms Mental Health Task Force

Jul 18, 2017
Hospital Room
SECOM/Flickr

State lawmakers have formed a task force to look for ways to improve mental health treatment in Michigan.

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flickr/frankieleon

State officials say overdose deaths jumped by 18 percent last year with the majority of cases involving opioid abuse.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital opens its brand new cancer center more than twice the size of its current 28,000 square foot center.

 

 


Vaccine photo
Pan American Health Organization PAHO / Flickr Creative Commons

Health care providers and patient advocates in Michigan are watching to see what’s in a re-vamped Republican health care overhaul.

McConnell Extends Health Care Bill Debate

Jun 30, 2017
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The future seems uncertain for the Senate Health Care repeal bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back consideration on legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care act this week.


McConnell Suspends Healthcare Debate

Jun 28, 2017
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Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell was dealt another blow this week to Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Rick Snyder
Courtesy Photo

An apologetic Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was largely silent last year when criminal charges were brought against state officials over Flint’s man-made drinking water crisis, except to say some “bureaucrats” had failed residents and that he was focused on the city’s recovery.

VA building
Courtesy / VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

The Veterans Administration Healthcare System in Ann Arbor is holding a town hall to take questions from veterans about their medical care.


man near bus
Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

A small rolling hospital that debuted in Lansing last summer is expanding its reach in 2017.