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Five Michigan Hospitals Earn Leapfrog’s 2016 Top Hospital Award

December 6, 2016 – The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) and The Leapfrog Group announced  five hospitals in Michigan have been named to its 2016 list of Top Hospitals, which honors the highest performing hospitals on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey….

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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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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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Lawmakers should be looking for ways to lower the cost of health care

Detroit News Op-Ed:  “It is easy to take risks when you are using someone else’s money. The cost of building and running hospitals is paid by you and me through our health insurance premiums and tax dollars.”  Read More: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2014/10/21/mclaren-certificate-need/17631189/

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Powerful Coalition Supporting Certificate of Need Process

McLaren Health Care Inc.’s move to secure legislative approval to build a new $300 million hospital north of Detroit has once again generated support across the state for Michigan’s certificate-of-need regulations. “You can create enough care that will meet the…

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Unneeded hospitals increases pressure on employers to reduce jobs & cut benefits

EAM in the News:  EAM President, Bret Jackson, comments on how a new hospital in northern Oakland County will affect employers throughout the state.  Read the story here: http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/opinion/contributors/viewpoints/2014/09/27/bret-jackson-mclaren-hopes-politicians-will-help-build-new-hospital/16285305/

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