Mercy Health Muskegon New Medical Center Groundbreaking: Sunshine & Shovels

On a beautiful, sunny September 20, 2016 morning, Mercy Health Muskegon celebrated a very special groundbreaking event to mark the beginning of the construction phase of the new, $271M medical center in Muskegon. Hundreds of community members, dignitaries, elected officials and colleagues gathered in support for this transformational milestone, which will become part of Mercy … Read more Mercy Health Muskegon New Medical Center Groundbreaking: Sunshine & Shovels

Congratulations to September 2016 DAISY Award Recipient Matt Mogck!

This month’s DAISY award goes to Matt Mogck, a nurse in the PMU. He was nominated by an astounding number (four) of his colleagues: Susan Burchardt, BSN, RN, clinical supervisor in the PMU; Hannah Wight, BSN, RN, clinical nurse in the PMU; Kelly Wybenga, BSN, RN, clinical supervisor at 8 Main; and Carrie Mull, BSN, … Read more Congratulations to September 2016 DAISY Award Recipient Matt Mogck!

A Mother/Baby Unit Newborn Car Seat Safety Program at the Mercy Health Muskegon

A Big Issue for Little Patients At Mercy Health Muskegon, Safe Kids West Michigan is working to solve a big problem for little patients. According to a study recently published in The Journal of Pediatrics, nine out of ten newborns are unsafe when discharged from the hospital and are in situations of serious car safety … Read more A Mother/Baby Unit Newborn Car Seat Safety Program at the Mercy Health Muskegon

Mercy Health Donates More Than 350 Backpacks to Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Backpacks Will be Distributed Throughout West Michigan Through School-based Programs Thanks to the generous donations of Mercy Health colleagues over the past several months, more than 350 backpacks have been donated to the school-based programs of Kent County Sheriff’s Department and Muskegon Police Department. On Friday, September 16, 2016, at Heartside Health Center, a community … Read more Mercy Health Donates More Than 350 Backpacks to Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Welcome to Fr. Joachim Adione, New Chaplain at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

Originally from the diocese of Nnewi, Nigeria, Fr. Joachim Adione (pronounced jo-ah-kim ah-dee-oh-nay) comes to serve as chaplain at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, beginning in September 2016. Before coming to Grand Rapids, Fr. Adione served most recently as parochial vicar of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish and a part-time Priest Chaplain at St. Mary’s Medical … Read more Welcome to Fr. Joachim Adione, New Chaplain at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

New MRI Procedures Provide Life-changing Opportunities for Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

Fact #1: Mercy Health Saint Mary’s has one of the busiest DBS (deep brain stimulation) programs for Parkinson’s patients in the United States — having implanted more than 400 devices since the program began. DBS therapy uses a surgically implanted medical device, similar to a pacemaker, to deliver mild electrical pulses to precisely targeted areas … Read more New MRI Procedures Provide Life-changing Opportunities for Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

Evolving From Pain Management to Comfort: Tara Nichols Shifts the Paradigm

As an expert on pain management, Tara Nichols, MS, RN, CCRN, CCNS, ACNS-BC, AGCNS-BC, grapples with this question on a daily basis: “How do we support patients to find comfort and function in painful episodes and keep them safe, so that they may live their lives to the fullest?” To help Mercy Health answer this … Read more Evolving From Pain Management to Comfort: Tara Nichols Shifts the Paradigm

Stomp Out Sepsis! Sepsis Awareness Month

How We Are Fighting the Battle Against the Disease that Kills More People than Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer and AIDS Combined Sepsis is described as the body’s inflammatory response to an overwhelming infection, causing injury to tissue and organs. It may lead to shock, multiple organ failure, and even death, especially if not recognized early … Read more Stomp Out Sepsis! Sepsis Awareness Month

Mercy Health Hackley Professional Pharmacy Seeks URAC Specialty Accreditation

The Hackley Professional Pharmacy will be the first pharmacy within the Trinity Health organization, and the fourth in the state of Michigan to receive Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC)Specialty Pharmacy accreditation, with Mercy Health Saint Mary’s soon to follow. URAC defines a Specialty Pharmacy as a full service pharmacy that specializes in filling prescriptions for … Read more Mercy Health Hackley Professional Pharmacy Seeks URAC Specialty Accreditation