Mercy Health Muskegon HIV Programs Honored at State of Michigan Annual HIV and STD Conference

Mercy Health McClees Team
Mercy Health McClees Team

Mercy Health McClees Clinic and Mercy Health Prevention Practices staff were honored in August 2017 at the State of Michigan Annual HIV and STD Conference. Both programs are located at the Mercy Health Hackley Campus. Together these programs serve Muskegon and 13 surrounding counties.

McClees Clinic provides HIV treatment, case management, support services, housing assistance and tobacco reduction services to people living with HIV (PLWH). Prevention Practices provides free HIV screening and education to the general public, as well as staff training for local agencies.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Division of HIV and STD Programs, recognized Mercy Health McClees Clinic and Mercy Health Prevention Practices staff for their proficiency in data collection and program reporting, as well as their exemplary quality management and improvement activities. Their award was for the Best Submitted Quarterly Progress Report.

These behind-the-scenes activities translate directly into quality patient care and retention rates. 100% of people who test positive through Mercy Health Prevention Practices are linked to medical care and support services, and 95% of clients are actively engaged in medical care and consistently take their medications.

The goal of Mercy Health’s HIV programing is to reduce the instances of HIV in our community. We do this by working together to identify PLWH who are not in care and engaging them in medical care by providing comprehensive support services and case management.

For more information about Mercy Health McClees Clinic or Mercy Health Prevention Practices programing, education services or referral information please call the following numbers:

  • Mercy Health McClees Clinic (Treatment and Support): 231.727.4432
  • Mercy Health Prevention Practices (HIV Screening and community/agency education): 231.728.1842

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