West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast

Friday, January 8, 2021
8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

West Michigan Health Care Economic Forecast

The Office of the Vice Provost for Health commissions the report, Health Check: Analyzing Trends in West Michigan.  The report focuses on health-related trends, costs, and employment projections in the West Michigan area and is released each January at the West Michigan Health Care Economic Forecast event.  The study is conducted by economics faculty from Grand Valley's 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. 

This event will be offered in a virtual format only.  There will be no live attendance.

Participants will be sent welcome e-mail with a link to our landing page to access both the Zoom presentation and publication the day before the event. Event information will be posted to the webpage prior to the event and PowerPoint presentations and event video will be posted to the event website afterward assuming appropriate permissions have been granted.



Philomena V. Mantella, PhD
Grand Valley State University

Opening remarks and Introductions:

Jean Nagelkerk, PhD, FNP, FNAP
Vice Provost for Health
Grand Valley State University

Health Check Presentation:

Panel Moderator:  

Gerry Simons, PhD, MA
Professor of Economics
Seidman College of Business


Erkmen Aslim, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor of Economics
Seidman College of Business

Dan Montanera, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor of Economics
Seidman College of Business 

Trends in Health Care Panel

Darryl Elmouchi, MD, MBA   
President, Spectrum Health West Michigan

President and Chief Executive Officer
Metro Health - University of Michigan Health   

Hyung Tai Kim, MD, MBA
President, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s


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Contact Information

Questions may be directed to Diane Dykstra dykstrdi@gvsu.edu or by calling 616-331-5876.

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This event was added to the calendar by Diane Dykstra (dykstrdi@gvsu.edu) on Thursday, October 22, 2020 and was last updated on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 5:44 p.m.