Category: Press Releases


Michigan House Bills Introduced Today Will Lead to Poorer Healthcare Safety & Quality

June 17th, 2015 Elimination of Certificate of Need will lead to poorer health care Novi, MI:  The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) denounces Michigan House bills 4728 and 4729, which were introduced today regarding Michigan’s Certificate of Need (CON) process. …

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One in Four Hospitals in Michigan Must Improve Hand-Hygiene Practices to Prevent Infections

June 11th, 2015 New Report Indicates One in Four Hospitals in Michigan Must Improve Hand-Hygiene Practices to Prevent Infections Rural Hospitals Lag Behind on Safe Practices Novi, MI: The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) announced today that nearly one-quarter (24…

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Only eight Michigan hospitals meet nursing workforce safe practice standards

Over half of Michigan hospitals declined to report Novi, Michigan:  The majority of workers in American hospitals are nurses and they are key to quality care, but hospitals can do more to support them, according to a report released today…

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Hospital Choice Can Mean the Difference between Life & Death

March 12th, 2015 Hospital Choice Can Mean the Difference between Life and Death In-depth examination of high-risk surgeries Novi, Michigan:  Nonprofit hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group today released its report, “Predicting Patient Survival of High-Risk Surgeries,” which shows that across…

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Michigan has lowest health benefit premiums

Novi, Michigan:  The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) released an infographic today touting Michigan for having the lowest health care insurance premiums among private-sector employers who provided health care benefits for both single and family plans within the five-state Great…

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Michigan’s Certificate of Need assures efficient and cost-effective healthcare

March 5th, 2015 Novi, Michigan:  The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) released a data analysis today demonstrating how states with Certificate of Need (CON) enables health care systems to work efficiently and charge less than those without CON.  Michigan scored…

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How Safe is Michigan’s Maternity Care?

February 23rd, 2015 How Safe is Michigan’s Maternity Care? Overall Michigan ranks higher than most states, continues to improve Nonprofit watchdog The Leapfrog Group today released its Maternity Care Report, an in-depth examination of hospital quality and safety for early…

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Michigan Senate Votes Against New Hospital in Clarkston

December 4th, 2014 Lansing, Michigan:  Today the Michigan Senate voted against Senate bill 1073 (11-26), a bill allowing McLaren Health to build a new hospital in Independence Township by amending the Certificate of Need (CON) standards. Friends of Certificate of…

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DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan One of the Best in the Country

Novi, Michigan:  The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) applauds DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit for being one of the top nine children’s hospitals in the United States according to The Leapfrog Group.  Two other Michigan hospitals were also…

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23 Michigan Hospitals Get an “A” for Safety

The Economic Alliance for Michigan Announces Release of Latest Hospital Safety Scores as Michigan Hospitals Receive New Patient Safety Grades Nationwide 31-percent of Hospitals Score an ‘A,’ Continued Emphasis on Safety Needed Novi, Michigan October 29, 2014 – Updated Hospital…

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Opponents Seek to Stop Fast-Track Bill Allowing New Hospital

LANSING, Mich. – Opponents today lined up to testify against legislation that would allow McLaren Health Care to build a hospital tower in Clarkston, even though the state and the courts have denied the project, saying it is not needed….

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Friends of Certificate of Need Denounce Senate Bill

Friends of Certificate of Need Denounce Senate Bill.  Senate Bill 1073 was met by resounding disapproval from a large coalition of Michigan business, labor and health care organizations.  The Friends of Certificate of Need – which includes a broad range…

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