November/December 2012

Features

Remit And Readmit

Remit And Readmit

Many hospitals in Michigan and elsewhere struggle to break even, but the path to profitability has gotten a lot tougher since October due to declining Medicare payments for readmitted patients. As...

Michigan Hospitals' Readmission Rates

The following hospitals were ranked by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under three categories — heart failure, heart attack, and pneumonia. The readmission rate is based on...

Speeding Along

Expect home health businesses to grow in popularity as hospitals try to decrease the costly problem of people who are repeatedly hospitalized for the same condition.

May It Please The Client

May It Please The Client

When a business relies on an attorney to steer it through a legal matter, the stakes are often high. But if the attorney fails to do the job, the cost to the business can be stratospheric.

Letter from the Editor

A Streetcar Named...

A Streetcar Named...


Ever since the first ships launched centuries ago, people have set out in search of a better life.

Follow That Hunch

Follow That Hunch


Gerard van Grinsven was a highly successful general manager of the Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn, but he took a chance and made an improbable job transition.

Ticker

Fine-Tune

Fine-Tune


The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham is planning to undertake several makeovers.

The Son Also Rises

The Son Also Rises


Kids can have the darndest ideas.

Deposit & Return

Deposit & Return


John Hantz is working to propel the growth of his financial institution.

Get Your Red Pop!

Get Your Red Pop!


The Flavor Master takes the world by storm.

Digital Digs

Digital Digs


A new shared-office business in Troy caters to startups and other creative firms.

Brand Camp U.S.A.

Brand Camp U.S.A.


More B2B companies are tapping into branding campaigns to boost the bottom line.

Mike Chirco's Big Adventure

Mike Chirco's Big Adventure


A metro Detroit homebuilder brings his live-action film to the big screen.

PDA Q&A

The E-Interview: Justin Klimko

The E-Interview: Justin Klimko


Butzel Long Attorney Tells the Business Side of Operating a Law Firm

Focus

Likes and Dislikes


Brand experts from the Big Three weigh in on the first Michigan Social Media Brand Index, compiled by Market Strategies International, a market research firm in Livonia.

The Social Play

The Social Play


Plenty of companies use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Four Square, but what's the return? For the first time, DBusiness presents the Michigan Social Media Brand Index, which identifies 50 of the...

2012 Michigan Social Media Brand Index


Faster than a tweet, more companies are using social media to increase their market presence and engage customers. How are they doing? In a first-of-its-kind study, Market Strategies International...

Perspectives

The Tipping Point

The Tipping Point


Since 2011, a steady reorganization of Michigan's fiscal policies has buoyed business spending and growth, but political indecision in Washington threatens to bring the entire global economy to a...

What Michigan Business Leaders Foresee for 2013


Closing Bell

Ford Rotunda

Ford Rotunda


The Ford Rotunda was the nation's fifth most popular tourist attraction until a fire consumed it.

Opinion

The Road To 2025

The Road To 2025


Can the global auto industry reach a combined fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025?

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