University of Michigan Health Partners providers are regularly featured in local, regional and national media interviews. Here are a few recent highlights.

Cardiovascular Network of West Michigan

The Grand Rapids Business Journal published a story on finalization of Metro Health’s newest clinical collaboration, the Cardiovascular Network of West Michigan. This story was also covered by MiBiz and Becker’s Hospital Review.

“This will show what is possible through innovative regional collaboration, working in tandem with one of the highest-ranked heart programs in the nation, University of Michigan Health.” – Dr. Peter Hahn




Local hospitals prepare for Pfizer booster shots

WZZM – 9/24/21

Booster shots will eventually be available at all UM Health-West Primary Care offices for those who are eligible.

Priority Health highlights physician offices for exceptional care

Grand Rapids Business Journal Online– 9/16/21

Priority Health recognized 123 physician offices for providing exceptional care during a difficult year. UM Health-West’s East Beltline, Caledonia, Comstock Park, and Southwest offices were recognized.

COVID-19 update and the importance of vaccines

Power 91.9 FM – 9/10/21

UM Health-West infectious disease expert, Del DeHart, MD, talks about the latest updates on COVID-19, the Delta variant and the importance of being vaccinated.

Your Hormones Could be Sending You a Message

West Michigan Woman – August/September Issue

Endocrinologist, Olesya Krivospitskya, MD, discusses the importance of women’s endocrine health.

What is osteoperosis?

Fox 17 Morning News – 8/26/21

Endocrinologist, Olesya Krivospitskya, MD, explains what osteoporosis is and symptoms, screening and prevention.

Doctor explains COVID-19 vaccine booster shots and who is eligbile

Wood-TV News 8 at 6pm – 8/25/21

UM Health-West Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ronald Grifka, discusses who should receive COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.

Pelvic floor disorders

Fox 17 Morning News – 8/18/21

Urogynecologist Emily English, MD, discusses pelvic floor disorders and how UM Health-West treats these disorders.

Cataracts – What they are and how to treat them

Fox 17 Morning News – 8/17/21

Matthew Borr, DO, explains signs and symptoms of cataracts and treatment options offered at UM Health-West.





UM Health-West and Holland Hopsital partner on stroke treatment

Grand Rapids Business Journal – 8/10/21
Holland Sentinel – 8/10/21
MiBiz – 8/15/21

Augusto Elias, MD, talks about the new stroke partnership and how patients along the lakeshore are benefiting from it.

Kids health for back to school

eightWest – 8/11/21

Pediatrician Mandy Potter, DO, talked about the importance of vaccines, check-ups, and healthy habits for kids.

Study questions necessity of post-op laboratory studies after robotic prostatectomy 

Urology Times – 8/09/21

Matthew A. Rohloff, DO, and Kevin T. Keating, DO, discuss findings from a urology study for which they served as study authors. Both are urology residents at University of Michigan Health-West.

Kids health for back to school and vaccines

Power 91.9 FM – 8/06/21

UM Health-West pediatrician, Tiffany Letts, MD, talks about preparing your kids for the school year and making sure they are up to date on vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine if eligable.

Vocera customers selected to speak at HIMSS 21

Business Wire – 8/05/21
Ridgeway Record – 8/05/21
Poteau Daily News – 8/05/21
CRWE World – 8/05/21
Spoke – 8/05/21
Pittsburg Post – 8/05/21
Livermore Finance – 8/05/21
TMCnet – 8/05/21
Market Screener – 8/05/21
Virtual Strategy Magazine – 8/05/21

Augusto Elias, MD, spoke at the HIMSS 21 Conference and Exhibition in partnership with Vocera Communications. Dr. Elias talked about how care team members use Vocera solutions to improve door-to-needle time and dramatically improve outcomes for stroke patients.

Your children have a pediatrician, but do you have a doc for yourself?

GR Kids – 8/03/21

Patricia Fick, MD, talks about the importance of regular physicals for parents and provides tips for finding a physician who is a good fit.






Talking about pelvic floor disorders and treatment

Wood-TV News 8 at 7 – 7/19/21
Wood-TV Online – 7/20/21

Dr. Emily English talks with WOOD-TV 8 about pelvic floor disorders and what causes them.

Giving birth at UM Health-West means natural options and the only hospital to offer a nursery

GR Kids – 7/14/21

UM Health-West’s combination of highly trained medical staff with the latest technology, along with a “deliver your baby how you want to” vibe, makes it one of the favorite birthing facilities in West Michigan. OB/GYN physician Susan VandenBosch says UM Health-West is the most balanced as far as caring for the mother and the baby, both before and after delivery.

UM Health-West telehealth and RPM program helps patients avoid hospital

Healthcare IT News – 7/03/21

UM Health-West has been keeping COVID-19 patients at home – and recording a 95% satisfaction rate among patients in the program. Dr. Lance Owens spoke about the organization’s focus on patient experience.





180+ ASC’s with Spine surgery 2021

Becker’s Spine – 7/01/21

In Becker’s Spine state-by-state breakdown of ASCs that perform minimally invasive spine surgery in the U.S., UM Health-West was listed along with seven other Michigan centers.

Wood TV Daily 2s

7/16/21 – Dr. Nagle – Post Weight Loss
8/13/21 – Dr. Dunn – COPD
8/20/21 – Dr. Merz – Allergy Management
9/03/21 – Dr. Nagel – Post Weight Loss
9/17/21 – Dr. Dunn – Physicals and Vaccinations

Metro Health gets a new name. Hospital will take on University of Michigan Health-West moniker

Mlive Online – 7/01/21
WXMI Online – 7/01/21
WOOD TV Online – 7/01/21
WGVU Radio – 7/01/21
WGVU Morning Show – 7/01/21
The Journal of Healthcare Contracting – 7/01/21

The 208 bed hospital will now be known as University of Michigan Health-West.