A man who authorities say posed as an ambulance medic for an evening in western Michigan and helped with patients has been sentenced to nine months in jail.

The Grand Rapids Press reports 42-year-old Anthony Mario Fortuna learned his punishment Tuesday in Grand Rapids for impersonating a medical services employee. Fortuna apologized, saying he was "totally out of line."

Investigators say a man died at a VA hospital in Michigan after a nurse mistakenly believed he didn't want to be resuscitated in case of an emergency. The death occurred late last year at the hospital in Ann Arbor. The man's name and age weren't disclosed in a report released Tuesday by the inspector general at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The man, who had surgery to bypass a blocked artery, complained about chest pain and nausea. 

Michigan detective sickened, office evacuated after testing Part of a sheriff's department office in Grand Rapids has been evacuated after a detective became ill during testing of suspected narcotics. The Kent County sheriff's department says standard testing was being conducted Tuesday morning on a white powdery substance when the detective had a possible drug reaction. A hazardous materials team responded, and the detective was taken to a hospital. The detective was given an opioid overdose reversal drug as a precaution.

The Michigan Supreme Court is hearing arguments in an unusual case involving a hospital, privacy and a personal protection order.

Tammy McNeil-Marks was fired in 2014 as a clinical manager at MidMichigan Medical Center in Alma. The hospital says she violated privacy rules when she told her lawyer about a patient in the hospital. It turns out that McNeil-Marks was concerned about her safety because she had a personal protection order against the woman. The woman was served with the order while in a room.

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Records show state regulators who cited the Detroit Medical Center for lax training failed to find problems with dirty surgical instruments during an inspection last year.

The Detroit News obtained inspection reports and internal hospital records showing issues with the delivery and cleaning of surgical instruments were occurring amid a Feb. 18-Feb. 19, 2015 inspection of sterilization facilities.

Metro Health

Wyoming’s Metro Health Corporation is determined to join the University of Michigan Health System. 

The letter of intent has been signed between Metro Health and the University of Michigan Health System.

That means the hospitals can begin taking a closer look at each other’s business operations and negotiate a deal that would merge the two systems.

A deal would expand U of M’s reach into west Michigan. That would include its medical research and what it calls cutting-edge health care to the region.

Guests from Metro Health join us to discuss the difference between the use of ER vs. Urgent Care. We talk to Ellen Bristol and RN Nate Baar, Metro's new Urgent Care Manager.