News releases

October 2, 2023

Corewell Health First in State to Implant Device to Improve Mobility after Stroke

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 2, 2023 – Corewell Health™ has become the first and only health system in Michigan to implant a device intended to improve upper body mobility in patients who have experienced a debilitating stroke.

hands in surgical gloves holding implantable vivistim device

In clinical trials, the Vivistim Paired VNS System, coupled with intensive rehabilitation therapy, has resulted in improved hand and arm function for stroke survivors.

The FDA-approved device, which was surgically implanted by surgeons at Corewell Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, delivers vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) during rehabilitation therapy. The pairing of rehabilitation exercise with VNS creates or strengthens nerve connections in healthy areas of the brain, which increases the effectiveness of the therapy and has been shown to improve upper limb function.

October 2, 2023

Corewell Health’s Beaumont Children’s Receives $2 Million in Children’s Miracle Network Grants

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) announced financial support for programs at Corewell Health’s Beaumont Children’s. More than $2 million dollars in grants have been issued to enhance pediatric programs at Corewell Health’s Beaumont Children’s locations for fall, 2023. More than 60 programs received funding.

September 25, 2023

In-home prenatal support improves birth outcomes, reduces disparities, study shows

Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept. 25, 2023 – New Michigan State University and Corewell Health research shows that in-home, enhanced prenatal services provided by community health workers, nurses and social workers can dramatically reduce the risk of premature births, the main cause of infant deaths among Black and Hispanic populations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2020 ranked Michigan seventh highest in the U.S. for infant mortality.

September 19, 2023

Corewell Health Named a 2023 Top 75 Company for Executive Women

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept 19, 2023—Corewell Health was named to professional services and research firm Seramount’s 2023 Top 75 Companies for Executive Women list. This recognition celebrates companies that champion women’s achievements, with a focus on succession planning, profit-and-loss roles, gender-pay parity, support and flexibility programs.

September 14, 2023

Corewell Health ACOs Achieve Significant Savings

Grand Rapids and Southfield, Mich., Sept., 14, 2023 – The Beaumont ACO and West Michigan ACO improved patient care and generated $38.9 million in combined gross Medicare savings in the 2022 Medicare Shared Savings Program. The CMS program rewards ACOs (Accountable Care Organizations) for the quality of care provided to patients and for managing the health care spend of those patients attributed to an ACO’s primary care physician members.

August 21, 2023

Corewell Health chief operating officer named interim leader of East region

GRAND RAPIDS and SOUTHFIELD - Corewell Health has appointed chief operating officer Darryl Elmouchi, MD, to also serve as the interim president of Corewell Health’s East region. 

In this interim role, Dr. Elmouchi succeeds Ben Schwartz, MD, who is leaving the organization effective today. Dr. Schwartz joined the system one year ago. 

August 1, 2023

Corewell Health Has Most U.S. News & World Report Nationally Recognized Hospitals in Michigan

Across Michigan, 12 Corewell Health hospitals have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report 2023-2024 Best Hospitals, including three hospitals that earned national recognition for their services. Corewell Health has the most nationally recognized hospitals in the state.

May 15, 2023

After discovery of rare disease, doctors invent successful treatment in just 15 months

Grand Rapids, Mich., May 15, 2023 – For a handful of children worldwide who have an ultra-rare disease called Bachmann-Bupp syndrome, a treatment regimen discovered in just 15 months by the team who identified the disease is dramatically changing their young lives. Now, two Corewell Health physicians are part of a group who has been nationally recognized by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association with its annual Inventor of the Year award, presented on May 10, 2023, in New York City.

April 26, 2023

Corewell Health names Alejandro Quiroga, M.D., as president of Corewell Health in West Michigan

Grand Rapids and Southfield, Mich. – April 26, 2023 – Corewell HealthTM has appointed Alejandro Quiroga, M.D., MBA, as president, Corewell Health West, effective May 1, 2023. Quiroga succeeds Darryl Elmouchi, M.D., MBA, who was appointed as chief operating officer of Corewell Health.

Alejandro Quiroga, MD, middle aged man with dark brown hair, glasses and beard, wearing a black sport coat and black shirt

As president, Quiroga will lead strategy, operations, clinical oversight and financial performance for 11 hospitals, 120 outpatient locations, telehealth, a large continuing and home care enterprise, and a medical group with 2,000+ provider members in West Michigan. He also will serve as a member of the system leadership team at Corewell Health.

April 25, 2023

Corewell Health renews sustainability goals

Grand Rapids, Mich., April 25, 2023 – In recognition of Earth Day 2023, Corewell Health™ today announced it is renewing its sustainability goals and progressing on its goal for all its facilities to be carbon neutral by 2040.

Rows of solar panels built on an open field

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