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Cherry Health Announces Retirement of Long-Time CEO, Appointment of New CEO

Grand Rapids, MI – Cherry Health today announced that Chris Shea will retire as CEO, effective March 31, 2018. The board of directors has appointed Tasha Blackmon to succeed Shea. Blackmon will assume the role on April 1, 2018. “On behalf of the board and Cherry Health employees, we are grateful for Chris’ dedicated leadership these past 20 Read More

Health Center Invites Community to Ribbon Cutting

Hastings, MI – A special preview, reception, and tours of the new Barry Community Health Center will be offered to the community on Monday, December 4, 2017. The official ribbon cutting ceremony will occur at 10:30 a.m. inside the new facility at 200 S Boltwood St, in Hastings, Michigan, next to Ace Hardware. Representatives from Read More

Innovative Children’s Traveling Vision Program Celebrates Five Years

November 13, 2017 (Grand Rapids, MI) – Vision disorders represent the single most chronic, disabling and treatable childhood condition across the county. See to Succeed is a local school-based initiative that provides comprehensive, dilated eye exams and corrective eyeglasses to Grand Rapids’ most vulnerable children. This innovative traveling school program, directed by Peggy Betzinger is part Read More

New Barry Location Nears Completion

October 12, 2017 (The Hastings Banner) – Access to primary medical care will soon be expanded in Barry County, with the nearing completion of the new Cherry Health center. Plans for a ribbon cutting and open house are expected to be in early November. The new facility is in the lower level of the Ace Hardware Read More

Bill Aimed At Alleviating Shortage of Dentists in Underserved Communities

October 3, 2017 (WOOD) – Many of us hate going to the dentist, but there are some Michigan residents who can’t go because those services simply aren’t available.Numbers provided by the Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health show 14 percent fewer adults visited the dentist between 2010 and 2014, 25 percent of third graders have Read More

National Health Center Week 2017 Mega Block Activity

The biggest week of the year for Cherry Health and Health Centers around the nation is National Health Center Week (NHCW)! This year NHCW happened the week of August 13-19, and the theme was “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: The Key to Healthier Communities.” During NHCW, Cherry Health joined thousands of communities around the nation to recognize and celebrate Read More

Cherry Health Offers Oral Health Services for Older Adults

August 22, 2017 (WZZM) – Even as we age, it is important to keep up with regular visits to the doctor and the dentist. Poor dental health can not only be uncomfortable, but it can actually increase a person’s risk for Type II diabetes and heart disease. If you develop an infection from tooth decay, it Read More

16 Michigan groups divide $6M to address opioid crisis, behavioral health

MLive, August 7, 2017, by Julie Mack LANSING, Mich. – More than $6.4 million from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund is being divided between 16 organizations to address issues related to opioid addiction and behavioral health. The grants expands behavioral health services for children and older adults. The money is going to organizations from metro Detroit to the Read More

$1.3 Million Project Expands Access to Health Care in Barry County

May 25, 2017 (The Hastings Banner) – Renovations are underway for the new Cherry Health facility. Sharon Barton, director of development for Cherry Health sees the changes for the first time with Scott Bellis of Sidle Construction. To help meet its mission to expand access to primary health care in Barry County, Cherry Health is moving Read More

Congressman Moolenaar Visits Montcalm Area Health Center

April 12, 2017 (The Daily News) – When it comes to representing rural Michigan, Congressman John Moolenaar knows well where he stands. Moolenaar, R-Midland, is the representative of the 4th District, which includes Montcalm County (minus Greenville), as well as Gratiot, Isabella and Mecosta counties, among others. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 4th District Read More