West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forcast

Date and Time

Friday, January 12, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM


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Eberhard Center


(This presentation will be presented on-site at the Eberhard Center and also via live stream.)

Office of the Vice Provost for Health and Seidman College of Business Alumni Association present:

West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast
Friday, January 12, 2018
Grand Valley State University – L.V. Eberhard Center
2nd Floor Multipurpose Room
301 Fulton Street West, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
7:30 a.m. Healthy Start Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Presentations

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. 



Thomas J. Hass, PhD
President, Grand Valley State University

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


2018 Health Check Report Speakers:

Kevin Callison, PhD,

Assistant Professor
Department of Global Health Management and Policy
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Tulane University

Leslie Muller, PhD,

Assistant Professor - Economics
Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University


Panel - Trends in West Michigan Healthcare
Peter Hahn, MD, MBA, CPE,

Medical Director
Metro Health - University of Michigan

Earle (Win) Irwin,

Chair of the Board of Directors
Irwin Seating Holding Company

Nick Lyons,

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
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Diane Dykstra
Special Projects Coordinator
Office of the Vice Provost for Health
Grand Valley State University


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