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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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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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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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Attack on CON process costly to the entire state

EAM in the news:  September 28th, 2014 Grand Rapids Business Journal “The Economic Alliance for Michigan President Bret Jackson noted during hearings such a plan drives up the cost of health care — not just in the Wayne-Oakland area but…

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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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Gov. Snyder and Minister of Transport Announce Bridge Authorities

Gov. Snyder and Minister of Transport Announce Bridge Authorities July 30th, 2014 By: Stacy Leick | stacyleick@eamonline.org Winsor, Ontario: Today, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Canada’s Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt announced the formation of two bridge authorities for the…

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Bipartisanship Enables Aid for Former Delphi Workers

Bipartisanship Enables Aid for Former Delphi Workers House Takes Steps in Securing SISF with Passing Bills 5478-5490 May 28th, 2014 Lansing, MI:  The Michigan House of Representatives passed a package of bills (5478-5490) on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014, in a…

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EAM Applauds Passage of 25% Reduction in HICA Tax

EAM Applauds Passage of 25% Reduction in HICA Tax House Passes Senate Bills 893/913 – A Positive Step to Lower Health Care Costs May 27, 2014 Lansing, MI: Today the Michigan House of Representatives approved a 25% reduction in the…

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