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Local hospitals earn ‘A’ in patient safety

Corewell Health Lakeland Hospital and Corewell Health Niles Hospital, formerly Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center and Spectrum Health Lakeland Niles Hospital, have achieved an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction recognizes Corewell

Parlak Facing New Immigration Woes

Berrien County restaurant owner Ibrahim Parlak is facing new immigration trouble. The U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals is appealing a 2018 decision that allowed Parlak to stay in the United States due to problems with the transcript

Thanksgiving Travel Peaking Today

Thanksgiving holiday travel is peaking this week as Michiganders head out on vacation or to see family. TSA Federal Security Director for Michigan Steve Lorincz says federal agents working at Metro Airport are ready. “We’re anticipating anywhere

Doctor: Don’t Let RSV Ruin Thanksgiving

Don’t let RSV spoil your holiday. That’s the advice today from ER doctor Whitney Minnick at Corewell, formerly known as Beaumont Hospital. Minnick says RSV cases are declining, and while the disease can be dangerous in the

8,933 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Michigan

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is reporting 8,933 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week. Deaths jumped to 275 for the week. There have been 39,972 lives lost from the virus since

LMC nets $500,000 for jobs training program

– Submitted by LMC Employers in Southwest Michigan who are expanding or locating operations in the region will now have access to $500,000 of free training through Lake Michigan College and the Michigan New Jobs Training Program.   

Hospital gala raises over $500K for nurse education

This year, more than 300 community members attended the annual Corewell Health Foundation Southwest Michigan, formerly Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation, gala held at Corewell Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. Through sponsorships, ticket sales and silent and

T-Mobile store to open next to Starbucks

A new T-Mobile store is moving into the vacant storefront at the Starbucks along Red Arrow Highway near I-94 in Lincoln Charter Township. Jim Pheifer, building inspector for the township, says the project is underway, and the