Stabenow Unveils New Legislation to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs

March 29, 2018 (U.S. Senator Stabenow’s Office) – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) unveiled new legislation aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs during events across the state in Detroit, Flint, Lansing, and Grand Rapids. Americans pay – by far – the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. Prices for the most Read More

Barry Community Health Center Reaches Funding Goals

March 26, 2018 (Hastings Reminder) – The Barry Community Center Campaign is celebrating reaching its funding goal of $1.3 million after it received a capstone gift from the Baum Family Foundation of $278,108. “Our gift to Cherry Health, completing this capital campaigning for the Barry Community Health Center, is an expression of our joy,” said Read More

Nine Cherry Health Medical Health Centers Receive Patient-Centered Medical Home Status

Grand Rapids, MI – Nine Cherry Health medical health centers are part of an elite group that has demonstrated commitment to advancing quality care, as certified by a national leader in health-care accreditation. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has certified the following Cherry Health medical sites as a Patient-Centered Medical Home at Level Read More

Cheryl Goodell: The Progression of HR in Health Care

January 24, 2018 (HR Tech Outlook) – Our corporate office is located near what we call in Grand Rapids, “The Medical Mile.” We are surrounded by other health care agencies and hospitals causing a huge area of competition when it pertains to recruitment. So, we must rely on HRIS software to determine trends in turnover, Read More

Tasha Blackmon: Incoming CEO of Cherry Health Interview

January 5, 2018 (Grand Rapids Business Journal) – To Tasha Blackmon, the incoming CEO of Cherry Health, the patients are more important than anything. Many of the nonprofit health care organization’s patients are living in poverty, but Blackmon said she and the staff work hard to ensure everyone receives the best quality of care possible. It’s Read More

Cherry Health Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification

Grand Rapids, MI – Cherry Health announced today that it has been awarded Silver LEED (level of certification) for Heart of the City Health Center. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, Read More

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