10 Tips for Handling the Holiday Blues

10 Tips for Handling the Holiday Blues For many of us, making time during the holidays for social events; doing the cooking, the shopping and the entertaining; and trying our best to care for ourselves and our families can be hectic. The hustle, bustle and stress can even lead to a dark period of anxiety, … Read more 10 Tips for Handling the Holiday Blues

Paul Frank: Former Marine, Retiree and Mercy Health Volunteer

According to research, volunteering can a healthy way for people to spend their time. Volunteering not only gives individuals a feeling of satisfaction and purpose, but it can actually be good for one’s social, physical and mental health.1 Paul Frank seems to know that instinctively. For more than five years he volunteered in Mercy Health’s … Read more Paul Frank: Former Marine, Retiree and Mercy Health Volunteer

Crucial Member of an Interdisciplinary Health Care Team: the Physician Assistant

Reflections on this Career from a 20+ Year Pro Had Kevin Saunders, PA-C, been born in another era, he might have been drawn to serve as a medic in the Korean War or a hospital attendant during the Civil War. Some form of “medical assisting” has been documented around the world since the 1600s. Prior … Read more Crucial Member of an Interdisciplinary Health Care Team: the Physician Assistant

Dr. Ron Ford Receives Doctor Appreciation Award — “Making the Difference”

Dr. Ron Ford consistently demonstrates the traits for a Doctor Appreciation Award recipient. He shows personal interest in and respect for all of his patients. He is also a tremendous surgeon. Heather Stark continues to elaborate by sharing her family’s story: “I have been on both sides when it comes to working with Dr. Ford. I work beside … Read more Dr. Ron Ford Receives Doctor Appreciation Award — “Making the Difference”

October Friends of Nursing Award Winner, Jonathan (Jon) Jordan, PCA Mercy Health Muskegon

Friends of Nursing Award Winner The October 2016 Friends of Nursing Award winner is Jonathan (Jon) Jordan, Float PCA at the Hackley campus.  Jonathan was nominated by Brian Churchill, RN from the Emergency Department at Hackley Campus. Brian writes…  “I went to see how a patient was doing.  Jon was on the floor with the … Read more October Friends of Nursing Award Winner, Jonathan (Jon) Jordan, PCA Mercy Health Muskegon

Mercy Health Muskegon September DAISY Award Winner – Gina Moore, RN

DAISY Award Winner – September 2016 The September 2016 DAISY Award winner is Gina Moore, RN (pictured) from North 3 at Hackley Campus.  Gina was nominated by her co-worker, Kelly Morrell. “Gina had a 95-year-old patient discharged who didn’t realize they had to get a new medication.  The patient lives in Mears and had no … Read more Mercy Health Muskegon September DAISY Award Winner – Gina Moore, RN

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s DAISY Award Winner: Stephanie Clapham

In June 2016, a daughter of a Mercy Health patient nominated Stephanie Clapham, 8 Main Clinical Nurse, for a DAISY Award. The skill and compassionate care exemplified by Stephanie to our patients, their families and our staff illustrate why she is an outstanding role model. The Work Environment Council selected Stephanie to receive the Daisy … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s DAISY Award Winner: Stephanie Clapham

Maria Álvarez de López Recognized as a Woman of Achievement by Mercy Health

Mercy Health was proud to sponsor this year’s YWCA’s Tribute! Awards on November 9. At the luncheon, Mercy Health recognized María Álvarez de López, Manager of Community Benefit Programs at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, as a Woman of Achievement. Maria oversees Community Health Programs, including Community Health Education and Community Outreach. She has served more … Read more Maria Álvarez de López Recognized as a Woman of Achievement by Mercy Health

Hepatitis C Clinic Brings Comprehensive Care to Grand Rapids

It’s like something out of a nightmare: a silent, symptomless disease that causes liver damage, cancer and even death. Unfortunately, Hepatitis C is very real, and according to the Centers for Disease Control, chronic Hepatitis C affects an estimated four million people in the United States. A viral infection of the liver, Hepatitis C is … Read more Hepatitis C Clinic Brings Comprehensive Care to Grand Rapids

Nurse Practitioners Fill Vital Role in Improving Access to Health Care

 One Woman’s 19-year Journey Determination. Commitment. Resilience. For Nicole Abbgy, NP-C, life has always been about finding the right balance between work, school and parenting. “Part of the reason I chose nursing is that you can pursue a degree in phases, unlike medical school.” Today Abbgy is a nurse practitioner (NP) who has the best … Read more Nurse Practitioners Fill Vital Role in Improving Access to Health Care