Naturally Dissolving Heart Stent Saves 33-year-old Lowell Man

Recently approved by FDA, Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold opens clogged arteries to restore blood flow, then gradually dissolves in the body—reducing the risk of future blockages that can occur with metal stents.  On January 27, 2017, the interventional cardiology team at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s became the first in West Michigan to offer patients with … Read more Naturally Dissolving Heart Stent Saves 33-year-old Lowell Man

DAISY Honoree for February 2017 – Ashley Mize, 8 Main, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

Congratulations to Ashley Mize, RN, from 8 Main, whose nomination from Kelly Wybenga, said the following: “I truly feel Ashley saved the life of our patient’s granddaughter that night. “Ashley Mize exemplified true compassion and exceptional care to family members of a patient who passed away unexpectedly. “We had a patient who was cared for … Read more DAISY Honoree for February 2017 – Ashley Mize, 8 Main, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

Heart Attack Symptoms Can be “Different From What You Might Expect”

A patient’s testimony A burning sensation in his chest was the telltale sign for the Rev. Willie Foster that he had suffered a heart attack, but only in hindsight. Once when he was shoveling snow in January 2015, and the second time when he was mowing his lawn in April that same year. “It’s not … Read more Heart Attack Symptoms Can be “Different From What You Might Expect”

New Cardiothoracic Services Agreement With Michigan Medicine

Mercy Health Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan, announced on February 14, 2017 a professional services agreement that will improve cardiothoracic services for patients throughout West Michigan. This unique relationship brings together two of the state’s leading health care providers to: … Read more New Cardiothoracic Services Agreement With Michigan Medicine

Mercy Health Transplant Center Receives Gift of Life Award for Performing 137 Kidney Transplants in 2016

During the Mardi Gras Ball on February 11, 2017, hosted by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, the Mercy Health Kidney Transplant Center team was honored with the Gift of Life Award, largely due to the center’s 137 kidney transplants in 2016, a record-breaking year. Mercy Health Saint Mary’s President Bill Manns accepted the award … Read more Mercy Health Transplant Center Receives Gift of Life Award for Performing 137 Kidney Transplants in 2016

Bob and Merle Scolnik Achieve Success with HMR Program Offered Through Mercy Health Weight Management

Weight loss. For most people, it becomes an issue at some point in life. Imagine having access to one of the most successful weight loss plans in the country right at your fingertips, according to U.S. News & World Report. What if the cost were similar to your usual weekly grocery shopping bill, and what … Read more Bob and Merle Scolnik Achieve Success with HMR Program Offered Through Mercy Health Weight Management

Mercy Health Muskegon President Greg Loomis Announces Retirement Set for June 2017

Mercy Health Muskegon’s President Greg Loomis shares his plans to retire June 30. “Serving as president of Mercy Health Muskegon has been the highlight of my career,” said Loomis. Loomis has helped lead Mercy Health Muskegon toward regional and national recognition for its high quality of care and programs that rank among the best in … Read more Mercy Health Muskegon President Greg Loomis Announces Retirement Set for June 2017

Harbor Hospice and Mercy Health Hospice Unite Through Joint Venture Agreement

Harbor Hospice and Mercy Health Hospice, both trusted, non-profit organizations providing hospice and palliative care in the lakeshore community, announced the agencies have united as one hospice care organization through a joint venture agreement, effective January 29, 2017. The strengthened organization will operate as Harbor Hospice. Based at the current Harbor Hospice office in Muskegon, … Read more Harbor Hospice and Mercy Health Hospice Unite Through Joint Venture Agreement

Annette Beekman Receives Friends of Nursing Award

The December 2016 Friends of Nursing Award winner is Annette Beekman, Polysomnographer at the Muskegon General campus Sleep Center. At the time of this nomination, Annette worked in the Cardiopulmonary Department.  She was nominated by Mary Carlson, RN, from the Service Excellence Department, on behalf of a former patient.  The former patient writes: “While I … Read more Annette Beekman Receives Friends of Nursing Award