Get Out Front

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 …

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As the Dust Settles

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 …

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A Fresh Perspective

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 …

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A Healthy Initiative

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 …

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The ‘IT’ Factor

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 …

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The State of Health Care

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 …

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The Master of Main Street

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 …

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Big Results

Botsford Hospital makes a sizeable impact on the health care industry Page 45 Founded in 1965, Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills is an independent community teaching hospital employing approximately 2,500 people. The Detroiter interviewed President and CEO Paul E. LaCasse, …

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