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Detroiter Magazine – March 2013 Highlights
Despite some of Michigan’s recent economic struggles, the health care industry continues to thrive, growing investment and jobs and driving development. The Detroit region sits poised to emerge as a national leader in this growing and rapidly evolving industry. The region is home to cutting-edge research and development facilities, state-of-the-art hospitals, and unparalleled manufacturing and know-how, and is leading the way in innovation as entrepreneurs produce top-notch products that help patients and improve lives. This issue of the Detroiter takes a look at some of the region’s most influential providers, innovators and influencers in the health care sector as well as some of the key questions facing businesses as health reforms take effect.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan reform expert advises tackling the ACA now By James Martinez Page 48 As the vice president of the Office of National Health Reform for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Kirk Roy has a … Continue reading
Companies help employees lead fit lifestyles By Noah Purcell Page 42 Even the best trained, most talented workers can only do so much for their employers from the constraints of a hospital bed. In an effort to address rising health … Continue reading
A path forward for employers after health care reform By Theresa Gee Page 54 It has been several years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed and now the biggest parts of health care reform are upon us. All … Continue reading
Students are fueling innovation at Henry Ford Innovation Institute By Noah Purcell Page 22 A tight focus on routine and procedure is critical to delivering quality health care. However, that focus can lead to the need for a fresh set … Continue reading
Oakland County’s Medical Main Street drives development By Ilene Wolf Pages 10-11 When County Executive L. Brooks Patterson saw that the life sciences industry was growing in Oakland County in the mid-2000s, he hired a consultant to find out just … Continue reading
Merger of Beaumont and Henry Ford puts state at forefront of health care industry By James Martinez Pages 28-29 Michigan has long been a leader in health care innovation, and the proposed merger between Henry Ford and Beaumont health systems … Continue reading
Growing IT industry is leading innovation in health care By James Amend Pages 38-40 When one of the nation’s worst public health disasters involving contaminated medication broke out last year, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor found itself on the … Continue reading
Southeast Michigan is rising as an international leader in health care. By Ilene Wolf Pages 14-15 Like people who cruise untouched through serious flu epidemics, Michigan’s health care industry stayed relatively healthy throughout the recent Great Recession. Ironically, one big … Continue reading
L. Brooks Patterson is leading a thriving life sciences industry in Oakland County By James Martinez Pages 8-9 As the struggles of the automotive industry have proven: one industry economies can lead to one painful recession. While automotive is bouncing … Continue reading
Detroit Free Press: April 14, 2013
Now that President Barack Obama and the U.S. State Department have officially chosen to accept Canada’s gift of a free bridge at the Detroit-Windsor border crossing by issuing a permit for the project, Michigan’s obligation is to put it to good use. That’s not a given in a state that has squandered or underutilized assets in the past. More on that later. Continue reading