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Q&A: Bob Crumb discusses issues facing rural upper peninsula hospitals

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 25, 2021 | Michigan

Bob Crumb is the CEO of Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique, Michigan. The critical-access hospital on the Upper Peninsula (UP) has 12 in-patient beds and serves a rural community in Schoolcraft county. Crumb told State of Reform about how his hospital has dealt with the pandemic and what issues rural...[ Read More ]

First COVID-19 related double lung transplant performed in Detroit

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 18, 2021 | Michigan

A Wyandotte woman received what is believed to be the first double-lung transplant for someone who’s lungs were irreparably damaged due to COVID-19. She received the transplant at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. Jackie Dennis tested positive for COVID-19 in November. She was pregnant at the time. Doctors induced...[ Read More ]

Michigan Hospital Association lays out wants for 2022 budget

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 10, 2021 | Michigan

The Michigan Hospital Association (MHA) is hoping to see a few programs receive pre-pandemic levels of funding in the budget for the 2022 fiscal year. Chris Mitchell, the executive vice president, advocacy & public affairs of the MHA, told State of Reform that there are four key areas they feel...[ Read More ]