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Monday, July 30th the The Rapid is hosting an open house beginning at 11 AM at The Rapid Central Station. This is where the public will learn about upgrades to Route 19 along the “Medical Mile” to the near West Side.  The Rapid is also introducing free travel throughout downtown Grand Rapids.

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Manufacturers identifying intellectual property risks are making cybersecurity investment. An all-woman VC is seeking $20 million from investors. Spectrum Health makes its largest acquisition with Lakeland Health deal.

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Spectrum Health introduced its next President and Chief Executive Officer. WGVU spoke with Tina Freese Decker.

“I am so proud of everyone that works at Spectrum Health and all of our partners. So, it’s an honor to be able to lead this organization.”

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Personalizing the management of disease is the goal of National Institutes of Health and partners like Grand Rapids’ Spectrum Health.

This week the All of Us Research Program is rolling out nationally with an aim to enroll one million or more volunteers who have been underrepresented in research.

WGVU spoke with Dave Chesla, Director of Research operations at Spectrum Health, explaining how the All of Us Research Program can impact health care in America.

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The Spectrum Health Cancer Center is once again offering free community skin cancer screenings throughout West Michigan.  It’s tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m.  The free screenings are being held in partnership with local dermatology providers. 

“If you have a spot that you want to have checked out by a dermatologist hopefully with a quick in and out and we’ll get an opinion on that.”

That’s Dr. Paul Wright, Surgical Oncologist with Spectrum Cancer Center.  He says no appointments or blood work are needed for the screening.

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Personalizing the management of disease is the goal of National Institutes of Health and partners like Grand Rapids’ Spectrum Health. In its beta test year, NIH has enrolled more than 25,000 underrepresented individuals from across the country into its All of Us Research Program. It aims to enroll another one million in the coming years. The research aims to improve health outcomes.

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Kent County and Amazon negotiating a distribution site and Spectrum Health is in a naming rights battle over its MedNow service.

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St. Patrick’s Day is just over a week away and that means so is the Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5-K.  The annual race is in its 35th year. While it’s known as a fun, social event, organizers say it has an important message: it promotes colorectal cancer awareness. 

“It’s amazing. I know, one of the racers I talked to, in the running community people get really excited about the Irish Jig. It’s in a sense, the unofficial start to the running season.”

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February is Heart Month.  And during this month, there are messages everywhere about the importance of maintaining optimal heart health.  Experts say Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.  Doctors at Spectrum say there is still a lot of “MIS-information” about heart disease and they’d like to change that.

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Michigan State University officially opened its $88 million Grand Rapids Research with a ribbon cutting.

“One, two, three…”

Lead by Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon, a giant green ribbon was cut opening the Medical School’s six-story, nearly 163,000-square-foot Grand Rapids Research Center.

“Imagine people who are thinking about things that we can’t yet imagine. Ideas that may work, they may not. But they’re all about trying to improve the quality of life.”