GRCC In the News 06/29/2022

Baseball awards

6/24/22 The Post (Cedar Springs)

The Cedar Springs Red Hawk varsity baseball team tied the school record for wins this season with 23.  They finished 4th in the OK Gold Conference, which gave them four all conference nominations.  

… (Aiden) Brunin batted lead off this season. He had 110 at bats and a 427 average. His 47 hits included 9 doubles and 3 triples. He scored 42 runs and led the team with 27 stolen bases. He will attend Grand Rapids Community College this fall and play for Coach Mike Eddington. Though he was primarily a shortstop for the Red Hawks, Aiden will likely see playing time all over the field at the collegiate level. Brunin was OK Gold All Conference, and District 9 All District as a short stop.  He will also play in the John Bos all-star game this week.

How Some Hospitals Are Grappling with the Workforce Shortage

6/29/22 American Hospital Association

In April, leaders at Sanford Health, a rural system in Fargo, North Dakota, began rolling out an augmented intelligence software tool the organization co-developed with the tech firm Flexwise Health to begin scheduling its 10,000-plus nurses more effectively.

… After examining turnover and forecasting data, Trinity (Health) leaders decided to try an apprenticeship program modeled after approaches used in manufacturing and construction. The 12-month program, developed with Grand Rapids Community College and Michigan Works! Association, lifted Trinity Health’s medical assistant-retention rate to 76% one year after graduation. The health system has trained 129 medical assistants since the program’s inception.

Twisthink moves headquarters to Grand Rapids


Twisthink, a Holland, MI-based digital consulting firm, is establishing a new headquarters facility in Grand Rapids.

… The new facility will create 37 immediate jobs in engineering, strategy, design, and project leadership. Twisthink provides employees with professional development opportunities including reimbursement for advanced degrees and training programs, with Grand Rapids Community College committing to support Twisthink’s expansion with a workforce training package in 2023.

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