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West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast

We hope you were able to join us at the 2017 event!  Please mark your calendars for next year so you don't miss out!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Eberhard Center, Grand Valley State University

301 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI   49504

The Office of the Vice Provost for Health commissions the  annual "Health Check" study, a report on health-related trends, costs, and employment projections in the West Michigan area.  The report, Health Check: Analyzing Trends in West Michigan, is released each January at the West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast event held at Grand Valley's Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids, MI.  The study is conducted by economics faculty from the Seidman College of Business.

Each year the event is complemented by a panel of experts which might include health administrators/practitioners, government officials, or industry representatives.  Audiences have the opportunity to participate in a Q & A session following the panel presentations. 




The 2017 presentation was presented via live webcast at the following link:

2017 Health Check PowerPoint Presentation



Presented by:
Kevin Callison, PhD, Professor of Economics
Leslie Muller, PhD, Professor of Economics

Seidman College of Business, GVSU

2017 Health Check

2016 Health Check


The Panel - 2017

David Blair, MD
CEO and President, Mercy Health Physician Partners
PowerPoint Presentation

Tina Freese-Decker
President, Spectrum Health Hospital Group
PowerPoint Presentation (permissions in process)
Nick Lyon
Director, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
(No PowerPoint presentation used)
Jim McDonald
Vice President - Total Rewards - Meijer
(No PowerPoint presentation used.)



Mark Your Calendars!

Registration will be available in September!

West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast

Friday, January 12, 2018


Eberhard Center, 2nd Floor
Grand Valley State University
401 West Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49504




Questions regarding the event or webcast may be directed to or by calling 616-331-5876.



The West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast is made possible by grants from:


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