Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Kidney Transplant Center Marks Record-breaking Year

“It is just amazing people will come forward and be willing to donate,” said Dr. Mark Boelkins, Mercy Health Kidney Transplant Center Medical Director. The Mercy Health Kidney Transplant Center in Grand Rapids performed 103 kidney transplants as of October 6, 2016, marking a record-breaking year for the surgeons and their teams. Mercy Health Kidney … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Kidney Transplant Center Marks Record-breaking Year

Record-breaking Ten Nominations Earn Liz Tibbe the DAISY Award for October 2016

Congratulations to Liz Tibbe, nurse on 3 Lacks, who is the October 2016 recipient of the DAISY Award! Tibbe received ten nominations, both from fellow 3 Lacks staff and from patients and their families, all commending Tibbe on her extraordinary compassion and care. One patient’s daughter noted in her nomination of Tibbe: “My father was … Read more Record-breaking Ten Nominations Earn Liz Tibbe the DAISY Award for October 2016

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Receives Certification from Prestigious AACVPR

Mercy Health’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program is designed to help people who have experienced various cardiac conditions and treatments, including heart attack, bypass and valve surgery, angioplasty, stable angina, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stress, cardiovascular disease and heart failure. The Cardiac Rehabilitation program within Mercy Health Saint Mary’s submitted documentation detailing policies and procedures, care … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Receives Certification from Prestigious AACVPR

Congratulations to Trinity Health’s Innovation Challenge Winner in West Michigan: The Health Project of Mercy Health Muskegon!

Congratulations to Trinity Health’s Five Innovation Challenge Winners Trinity Health is pleased to announce the five winners of its first Innovation Challenge. Earlier this year, Trinity Health launched its inaugural Innovation Challenge, intended to help identify, fund and implement ideas aimed at reducing readmission rates and improving care for patients who are dually eligible for … Read more Congratulations to Trinity Health’s Innovation Challenge Winner in West Michigan: The Health Project of Mercy Health Muskegon!

Mercy Health to Open Neurology Clinic This Week

Mercy Health is pleased to announce that it will open a neurology clinic this week at 1310 Wisconsin Ave., in the Dunewood Medical Center, next to North Ottawa Community Health System (NOCHS) in Grand Haven. The clinic will support the growing number of lakeshore residents in need of neurological disease care, specifically for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and … Read more Mercy Health to Open Neurology Clinic This Week

Kudos to the Fourth Cohort of RN Residents at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

Celebrating the completion their year-long residency, the registered nurses of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Fourth Cohort finally got to present their evidence-based practice projects to their colleagues. On Friday, October 21, 2016, 15 nurses displayed six poster presentations with topics ranging from diversional activity carts for behavioral health patients in the ER to alarm fatigue. … Read more Kudos to the Fourth Cohort of RN Residents at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

Colleague Mammo Party Promotes Women’s Breast Health

 

The Colleague Mammo Party was a success thanks to Carole Gentry, manager of clinical services at Mercy Health Comprehensive Breast Center, and her team. “Many women who work at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s say, ‘Oh, I should get my mammogram, but I don’t have the time.’ This event was planned for colleagues who otherwise might delay getting a mammogram,” said Gentry. This event was scheduled with the working woman in mind.

Lisa Kinsey Callaway agrees. She took time from her busy day to get her mammogram and enjoy a relaxing chair massage. “The Colleague Mammo Party gave me the opportunity to practice what I preach.”

Seventeen colleagues signed up for the event that featured refreshments, giveaways, chair massages and life-saving mammograms.

Patricia Merrow gets relief from a tight muscle during her chair massage, courtesy of Wege Institute for Mind, Body & Spirit
Patricia Merrow gets relief from a tight muscle during her chair massage, courtesy of Wege Institute for Mind, Body & Spirit
Melody Walden relaxes during her chair massage
Melody Walden relaxes during her chair massage
Dr. Lisa Kinsey Callaway enjoys a chair massage after her mammogram
Dr. Lisa Kinsey Callaway enjoys a chair massage after her mammogram
A fun give-away that includes lotion and organic lip butter
A fun give-away that includes lotion and organic lip butter

refreshments

 

 

Congratulations to Fall 2016 Colleague Award Winners

Every three months, colleagues nominate dozens of their peers for the prestigious Colleagues Award, honoring those who embody the mission, vision and values of Mercy Health. A panel of clinical and non-clinical colleagues selects only a few winners. Join President Bill Manns on Tuesday, October 25, at 3 p.m. on 5 Lacks for a ceremony … Read more Congratulations to Fall 2016 Colleague Award Winners

ANCC Magnet Conference Presentations Interrupted by Hurricane Matthew

Selected from among more than 2,000 poster entries, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s study, “A Wake-up Call for Nurses: Mitigating Sleep-related Risk in the Workplace,” was one of only 150 studies presented at this year’s American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Conference held in Orlando, Florida, originally scheduled from October 5-7, 2016. Representing the group who … Read more ANCC Magnet Conference Presentations Interrupted by Hurricane Matthew

Honoring Our Colleagues on World Mental Health Day

  Mercy Health celebrated World Mental Health Day, a day to focus on education, advocacy and awareness for mental health, on Monday, October 10, 2016 by honoring its Psychiatric Resource Team. Nursing Leadership hosted a gathering on 5 Lacks, inviting hospital leaders and others to commemorate the important work of colleagues who work with patients … Read more Honoring Our Colleagues on World Mental Health Day