Meeting/Event Information


January 12, 2018

West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast
January 12, 2018
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Eberhard Center, Grand Valley State University
2nd Floor Multipurpose Room; 301 Fulton Street West
Grand Rapids, MI 59504
West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast



West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast

Friday, January 12, 2018


2018 Health Check
Analyzing Trends in West Michigan

The West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast event held on the second Friday of each January presents the findings of an annual study commissioned by the Office of the Vice Provost for Health entitled Health Check: Analyzing Trends in West Michigan. The study identifies health-related trends and issues facing Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon and Allegan Counties and is presented by economists from Tulane University and Grand Valley's Seidman College of Business.

Eberhard Center, Grand Valley State University
2nd Floor Multipurpose Room
301 Fulton Street West, Grand Rapids, MI  49504

7:30 a.m. Healthy Start Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions


Thomas J. Haas, PhD

Jean Nagelkerk, PhD, FNP, FNAP
Vice Provost for Health

Grand Valley State University

Presenting faculty

Kevin Callison, PhD, Professor of Economics
School of Public Health and Policy
Tulane University

Leslie Muller, PhD, Professor of Economics
Seidman College of Business
Grand Valley State University

Panel – Trends in West Michigan Healthcare

Peter Hahn, MD, MBA, CPE, Chief Medical Officer
Metro Health University of Michigan Health

Earle (Win) Irwin, Chair of Board of Directors
Irwin Seating Holding Company

Nick Lyons, Director
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
State of Michigan

 (Event will conclude at approximately 9:45 a.m.)

NOTE: This event will also be available via live webcast.  You will find the webcast link on the web page listed below.

Please note: Overflow accommodations are being made for this event.
Free visitor parking is available in the GVSU Fulton Street lot or Seward Street ramp.  Questions may be directed to Diane Dykstra at or call (616) 331-5876

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