Mercy Health is a big supporter of Kids’ Food Basket, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing childhood hunger and helping youth learn and live well. Twenty-five Mercy Health colleagues volunteered their time on #KFBGoOrange Day on Friday, March 24. They decorated paper lunch bags and packed each “supper snack pack” with healthy, non-perishable foods … Read more Go Orange Day for Kids’ Food Basket 2017
At Mercy Health, safety is at the forefront of everything we do. Many thanks to the hundreds of colleagues who took part in National Safety Week, celebrated from March 12-March 18! In 2017, colleagues were invited to participate in myriad ways, including: Taking the ‘Pledge’ for patient safety on the blackboard at The Urban Platter; … Read more National Safety Week Recap – March 12-18, 2017
Thanks to our strong clinical nurse leader (CNL) presence and visionary nursing leadership, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s hosted a dozen graduate students and doctoral students from Kyoto University, Japan, joined by colleagues from Saint Anthony College of Nursing, a member of OSF Health Care in Rockford, Illinois, on March 15, 2017. After a morning of … Read more Third Annual Visit by Nursing Leaders From Japan to Learn About CNL Role
Congratulations to the February 2017 DAISY Award recipient in Muskegon, Joann Norman Metcalf, RN, BSN! Joann, who works at the 3rd Floor at the Mercy Campus, was nominated by her co-worker, Kathy Bedau, RN. Below is an excerpt of the nomination for Joann: “Joann is one of the most dedicated and caring nurses I know. … Read more Muskegon DAISY Award Recipient February 2017 – Joann Norman Metcalf
The Kidney Transplant Department is nestled in a corner of the third floor of Wege Building South, and shares a waiting room with Cardiac Rehab. This location may not be well-known to many staff in the organization, but it is well-known to patients who have received the gift of life in the form of a … Read more Transplant Team Awarded “Triple Crown” for Saving a Patient’s Life – Twice
On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Mercy Health Heart and Vascular held its first student heart screening for the year at the Youngberg Auditorium on Mercy Health Hackley Campus. Free and open to students in grades 9-12, the event successfully screened 111 students. Especially exciting was the large presence of local school children, from some of … Read more Successful First Student Heart Screening for 2017!
The Ride 2017 marked the thirteenth year of our fast-paced, exhilarating indoor bicycle race. At this year’s event, 53 teams participated with 424 riders, and 50 colleagues and community members volunteered. Combined, participants peddled 5,040 miles and raised $23,000 to benefit the Heart Center’s patients, the high school student heart screening program, and cardiovascular services … Read more The Ride 2017 Raises $23,000 for Cardiovascular Services at Mercy Health Muskegon
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) granted a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence on 8 Main, an inpatient unit, at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, in March 2017. The Beacon Award for Excellence — a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments — recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve … Read more Inpatient Unit at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Recognized with Silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence
The Women’s Resource Center named Mercy Health as one of three recipients of the 2017 Pillar Award for its redesigned evidence-based hiring process that centers on objective tests for specific skills and standardized interview questions to assess specific competencies. The redesign has resulted in an increase of 11 percent minority hires and reduced time to … Read more Mercy Health Honored as 2017 Pillar Award Winner for Evidence-based Hiring Process
Celebrating the completion their year-long residency, the registered nurses of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Sixth Cohort were able to present their evidence-based practice projects to their colleagues. On Monday, March 13, 2017, 18 nurses displayed seven poster presentations. Nursing Leadership and other colleagues came to see the presentations and congratulate the cohort on their work. … Read more Congratulations to Cohort 6 of Nurse Residents!