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Beaumont Health's 10 emergency departments are nearly full

| Sep 15, 2021 | Michigan

All of Beaumont Health’s 10 emergency departments are experiencing extreme numbers of patients seeking medical attention and the health system is encouraging patients to consider all options for treatment and evaluation, such as urgent care, when appropriate. While some of the patients are seeking care for COVID-19, the overwhelming majority of...[ Read More ]

Trinity Health CEO writes letter to Congress on recommendations to assist health systems

| Sep 13, 2021 | Michigan

Mike Slubowski, president and CEO of Trinity Health, wrote a letter last week to congressional committee leaders with recommendations for health infrastructure legislation. Slubowski calls on lawmakers to provide more funding and assistance to health systems, expand access to behavioral health and community-based services, and provide COVID-19 response infrastructure.   ...[ Read More ]

Study shows telehealth effectiveness in behavioral health

| Sep 10, 2021 | Michigan

The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHA) recently released a study that surveyed the usage and effectiveness of telehealth statewide. The survey found around two-thirds of behavioral health providers were providing more than half their services via telehealth. It also found that 86% of those surveyed want to continue...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: Capitol insiders, K-12 COVID outbreaks, Barriers to care

| Sep 10, 2021 | Michigan

Over the last few months, Patrick Jones has been doing great work leading our reporting of health reform and health policy in Michigan. He is part of a seven-member news room at State of Reform, led by our managing editor, Emily Boerger. It's a strong team I'm very honored to...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Phillip Bergquist on the health budget and MPCA's priorities

| Sep 7, 2021 | Michigan

Phillip Bergquist is the chief operating officer at the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) and leads MPCA’s engagement with state and federal legislation.  In this Q&A, Bergquist highlights MPCA’s priorities in the upcoming FY 2022 health and human services budget and their support of a new payment approach and behavioral...[ Read More ]

Spectrum and Beaumont sign formal integration agreement

| Sep 3, 2021 | Michigan

Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health System, two of Michigan’s largest health systems, have signed a formal integration agreement on Thursday marking the beginning of the integration process. The new health system’s vision is to “provide more accessible, affordable, equitable and exceptional health care and coverage for people across the state.”...[ Read More ]

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