Healthy Kids Dental Program Increases Dental Care Access

October 12, 2016 (MLive) – As of this month, 17,796 low-income Kent County children and young adults are able to access dental care for free with the expansion of the state’s Healthy Kids Dental program. The program that has benefited kids throughout the state was expanded Oct. 1, to Kent, Wayne and Oakland counties. In Read More

New School Based Health Center Opens on GRPS Campus

September 19, 2016 (MLive) – Cherry Health anticipates opening a school-based health center Wednesday, Sept. 21, on Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Innovation Central High School campus, officials announced. The nonprofit already has health centers at GRPS’ Burton Elementary and Middle School, Ottawa Hills High School and Union High School. Last school year, Cherry Health opened Read More

Cherry Health Recognizes the Importance of Oral Health

July 9, 2016 (MLive) – Cherry Health, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in the state, is applauding the funding increase in the state budget that provides better oral health access for kids, seniors, adults enrolled in Medicaid, and low-income uninsured residents. The $55 billion budget, signed by Gov. Rick Snyder in Holland last week, Read More

Cherry Health Foundation Announces $120,000 Gift to Cherry Health

April 12, 2016 – Cherry Health Foundation was launched in 2014 to be the community fundraising vehicle for Cherry Health. This 12 member Foundation Board,, is committed to increasing community awareness, trust and financial investment in the mission of Cherry Health.  With the support of Cherry Health’s Development staff, the Foundation sponsors several annual Read More

Health care nonprofit names chief HR officer

April 11, 2016 (Grand Rapids Business Journal) – A nonprofit health care provider has created a new position in its human resources department to provide network-wide leadership to its staff. Grand Rapids-based Cherry Health said last month that it has hired Cheryl Goodell to serve as its first chief HR development officer. The role Goodell will Read More

Cherry Health One Of A Handful To Get Federal Funding Help

March 14, 2016 (WGVU Radio) – A number of community health centers in Michigan, including one in Grand Rapids, are getting a share of more than $3.4 million in federal funding to improve and expand access to substance abuse services. “It’s only about one in every six federally qualified health centers that were awarded the Read More