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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Hope | May 19, 2020

Stressed as you are these days, you may, on occasion, scan the local media for signs that someone is actually doing something to alleviate the short-term, or to prevent the long-term suffering that your home-town is undergoing.  And, added to the burdens of dealing with an already sick medical-care system, this current crisis may seem quite unbearable to you. But, rest assured....

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Midland, MI-- The THRIVE initiative is honored to include a keynote message from the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H as part of their upcoming virtual event "All of Us Together: Driving Health and Economic Success” on May 26, 2020. This powerful webcast will feature insight from the Office of the Surgeon General and a panel with multi-sector regional leaders discussing his national platform, Community Health and Economic Prosper...

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What’s Funding & Financing Got to Do With It? | April 22, 2020

Guest blog – Lisa Richter, Avivar Capital.  Avivar Capital is working with THRIVE to identify and mobilize the full range of funding and financing resources that can advance regional health and prosperity. As part of this work, we invite you to tell us about the region’s funding, financing and technical assistance needs on the THRIVE ...

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Stronger, Together. | April 22, 2020

We are stronger together. This has never been more evident as the Great Lakes Bay Region came together to respond and provide assistance with collecting and securing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for those essential workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. One hundred thousand pairs of gloves, hundreds of gallons of hand sanitizer, goggles and disinfectant wipes from classrooms, and hundreds of hands creating homemade masks are just a few of the items donated ...

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Credit Due | April 22, 2020

As we reflect on the progress of our careers in medicine, and on the progress of the Medical Profession as a whole, it is wholly appropriate from time to time that we give due appreciation to those physicians who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.  Those individuals who have had an outside influence on what we do.  Think of the giants of American medicine: Osler, the g...

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THRIVE Works To Advance Patient Safety | April 8, 2020

Feeling safe while receiving medical care is an unspoken expectation for recipients of modern medicine. Patient Safety is also the cornerstone of the reputation for medical providers and facilities. THRIVE, with its mission of delivering improved health and sustained economic growth, has made Patient Safety a priority focus. Did you know that patient safety mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the US? This make...

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Impact Investing with Avivar Capital | April 8, 2020

In June of 2019, THRIVE’s Funding and Financing Strategy  (FFS) was established. The goal of MiHIA’s THRIVE FFS is to enable and sustain the successful implementation of the THRIVE portfolio of interventions and achieve the projected beneficial impact on both health and community economic success for the region. The work underway will: Build out the master plan or strategy for funding and financing....

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HELPING MID-MICHIGAN THRIVE (Michigan Health Endowment Fund)

Systemic change is always an ambitious goal, but one Mid-Michigan initiative is rising to the challenge. THRIVE (Transforming Health Regionally In a Vibrant Economy), is a collaborative effort led by Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc. and the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance. Read about it in this blog post.

Helping the Great Lakes Bay Region THRIVE

With the launch of THRIVE a couple of years ago, the Great Lakes Bay Region is exploring the links between physical and economic health and crafting an ongoing series of goals and outcomes to remove the barriers between the two.