HRSA recognizes Cherry Health as a Health Center Quality Leader

September 4, 2018 – The U.S. Health Services and Resource Administration (HRSA) recently announced $125 million in Quality Improvement Awards (QIA’s) has been awarded to 1,352 community health centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. Health centers will use these funds to build upon their 2017 achievements to continue to improve Read More

Cherry Health Receives Quality Awards from Priority Health for exceptional patient care

August 31, 2018 – Cherry Health has earned several 2018 Priority Health Quality Awards. The awards, established by Priority Health in 2003, recognize primary care physicians (PCPs) for providing exceptional patient care, and making health care more accessible and affordable in our communities. Priority Health selects award winners by analyzing the highest performing practices within Read More

Q&A: Tasha Blackmon

August 21, 2018 (Grand Rapids Business Journal) – Tasha Blackmon is a “dynamic, strategic and collaborative leader” who serves as the CEO of Cherry Health, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Michigan. Blackmon is an advocate for the underserved, passionate about attending to patient and community needs and seeks opportunities to give back as Read More

Michigan gets $10M to integrate primary, behavioral health

August 19, 2018 (Charlotte Observer) – Michigan has received up to $10 million to promote the integration of primary and behavioral health care efforts. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says it recently got the grant money from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The program aims to improve access Read More

Lakeshore Clubhouse reopens with new name

August 9, 2018 (WZZM) – After being on the verge of closing for good, one Holland mental health center is getting a second chance. That’s all thanks to its members. The Lakeshore Clubhouse was set to close earlier this year when Ottawa County Community Mental Health dealt with budget cuts. After months of uncertainty, Cherry Read More

Lakeshore Clubhouse to remain open, despite budget cuts

May 14, 2018 (WZZM 13) – After nearly six months of battling, the doors will remain open at the Lakeshore Clubhouse. The Clubhouse is a center that aims at getting those with mental illness on their feet. Back in November, Clubhouse members were told the facility would close in February. That announcement came after officials Read More

Holland’s Lakeshore Clubhouse will no longer close

May 13, 2018 (Holland Sentinel) – To the joy of its members, the Lakeshore Clubhouse in Holland will no longer close and will be operated indefinitely by Cherry Health. The Clubhouse is operated by Ottawa County Community Mental Health and was slated to close June 1. According to the county’s website, the clubhouse is “a community of Read More

Cherry Health Champions Care Team Approach

April 19, 2018 (Rapid Growth Media) – It’s been over a century since hacking off a limb was considered the best cure for a deep cut, and even less than that since frontal lobotomies were forcefully prescribed for the melancholy. The dark ages of medicine are seemingly behind us. Sterilization revolutionized medicine during the Civil Read More

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