IMPACT STORIES & UPDATES

Herculean | August 17, 2020

Louis Constan MD Hercules was the ancient Greek hero, celebrated for accomplishing 12, yes twelve tasks, each one considered impossible by itself; so, to this day we refer to something that is really, really hard as a “Herculean task.”  Such, we might call the task of reforming our broken healthcare system…impossible in so many ways.  ...

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“All of Us – Together Driving Health and Economic Success” | June 22, 2020

The extraordinary health and economic crises associated with the Covid-19 pandemic are layered on top of many ongoing and seemingly intractable challenges that the THRIVE initiative is designed to address. On May 26, 2020 a significant event in the advancement of our shared community initiative THRIVE occurred through a powerful two hour webcast featuring a keynote message from the U.S. Surgeon General, VADM (Vice Admiral) Jerome M. Adams. The theme woven through ...

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Funding and Financing System For Regional Health and Economic Progress In Motion | June 10, 2020

The THRIVE initiative is starting to build a comprehensive Funding and Financing System to support health and economic progress for the Great Lakes Bay Region.  Both national and regional advisory boards have been formed to advance current efforts. The THRIVE initiative, Transforming Health Regionally In a Vibrant Economy, is a regional initiative with the mission to achieve improved health and sustained economic growth i...

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THRIVE Phase 2 Interventions Announcement | June 10, 2020

Twelve months after the launch of the eight interventions in Phase 1, we are ready to share the Phase 2 group of interventions that we are advancing now.   To define the Phase 2 interventions, the THRIVE Operations Team has recently used a thorough and disciplined analysis of the THRIVE Portfolio. This analysis included an examination of every Phase 1 intervention and the potential Phase 2 interventions, which were paire...

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Michigan Health Endowment Fund Grant to Support THRIVE Evaluation Consortium | June 10, 2020

On May 14, 2020, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund Board of Directors approved a grant of $49,995 for the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance to support the program entitled Optimizi...

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THRIVE Phase 1 Progress | June 10, 2020

With just 12 months into implementation of our first set of interventions, we want to recognize our shared due to the many organizations across our region that have been actively involved in implementing the THRIVE portfolio. To capture the progress of the 8 unique interventions in Phase 1, the granular details and progress trackers are available on the ...

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Bringing New Business Development to the Region | June 10, 2020

Maureen Krauss, CEO of Donohue Krauss “People are very connected here, they work well together, and they want to make a positive difference,” says Maureen Krauss when speaking about the Great Lakes Bay Region (GLBR). “This is a trait that does not have data around it, but it is a feeling that you get as soon as you talk to someone.” This feeling is also a part of what drew Maureen Krauss and several partners to expand their organization...

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HISTORIC PATIENT SAFETY ZERO HARM COMMITMENT SIGNED | May 20, 2020

Collaboration of Multiple Healthcare Systems  MIDLAND, MI-- Yesterday afternoon, six Great Lakes Bay Area healthcare organizations signed the 2020 Statement of Public Commitment to Zero Harm, a formal document committing to jointly advance the region's healthcare delivery systems to achieve a target of zero harm. The signing took place at THRIVE's webcast featuring the U.S. Surgeon General, VADM (Vice Admiral) Jerome M. Adams.  His keynote addre...

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