The Final Steel Beam Raised on the Mercy Health Muskegon New Medical Center

The final steel beam was raised during a topping-off ceremony for the new 10-story Mercy Health medical center in Muskegon just a little over a year since breaking ground. “The beam,” as it was referred to around campus, had been on tour during the last week before being placed, and featured thousands of signatures from many people, including Mercy … Read more The Final Steel Beam Raised on the Mercy Health Muskegon New Medical Center

Thousands of Colleagues Attend Joint Commission Celebratory Tailgate Parties

Mercy Health Muskegon colleagues enjoyed a gourmet tailgate cookout at Hackley Campus on October 24, and at Mercy Campus on October 25 to celebrate all of the hard work put in to the Joint Commission surveys this year. The effort paid off, and resulted in Mercy Health Muskegon being fully accredited. Sponsored by Specialists in … Read more Thousands of Colleagues Attend Joint Commission Celebratory Tailgate Parties

Showing Our Commitment to Spiritual Care and Cultivating Inclusion

While chaplains provide specialized spiritual care, all colleagues, providers and volunteers are able to provide generalist spiritual care in some manner. At Mercy Health, our Catholic identity and organizational values instruct us to honor with reverence the inherent dignity of each person —patient, visitor and colleague — and this is foundational to spiritual care. We strive to celebrate diversity, cultivate … Read more Showing Our Commitment to Spiritual Care and Cultivating Inclusion

Patients Enjoy Festive Display of Pumpkin Decorating Contest at MHPP Southwest Office

What better way to distract young patients before their vaccines than with a display of pumpkins depicting colorful characters and well-known themes, all in time for Halloween? Mercy Health Physician Partners Southwest Office, a primary care office with Internal Medicine and Med/Peds (Internal Medicine and Pediatrics) specialists, hosts an annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest that engages … Read more Patients Enjoy Festive Display of Pumpkin Decorating Contest at MHPP Southwest Office

Congratulations to Fall 2017 Colleague Award Recipients!

Mercy Health colleagues strive to live out the Trinity Health Core Values of reverence, commitment to those who are poor, justice, stewardship and integrity. Each quarter, four colleagues are chosen from many nominations for the prestigious Colleague Awards at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. Please celebrate with this quarter’s colleagues on October 31, 2017, at 3 … Read more Congratulations to Fall 2017 Colleague Award Recipients!

The “Skill of Such a Fine Surgeon” Saves Heart Patient With Six Blockages

Seventy-seven-year-old Richard Buck was sure his pain was from indigestion — no doubt from something he ate. True, he sat up all night because of the pain in his chest, but surely those over-the-counter antacids would kick in at some point, he thought. But they didn’t. And it was the persistence of his pain the … Read more The “Skill of Such a Fine Surgeon” Saves Heart Patient With Six Blockages

My Life Partner

Nearly 17 years after she was married—Heather Luchies’ husband, Todd, truly became her life partner. On January 9, 2017, Todd donated his kidney to his wife, giving her “a second chance at life.” The Luchies’ journey toward kidney donation and transplant began 23 years earlier, when Heather landed in the ER with an “awful headache.” … Read more My Life Partner

Johnson Family Cancer Center Patient & Family Resource Center: A Warm, Welcoming Entry Point Into the World of Information

The first person who ventured into the Johnson Family Cancer Center (JFCC) Patient & Family Resource Center when it opened on November 5, 2013, did not find what he was looking for. The shelves were beautifully stocked with a variety of free resources for patients and families, but this visitor’s particular topic of interest was … Read more Johnson Family Cancer Center Patient & Family Resource Center: A Warm, Welcoming Entry Point Into the World of Information

September 2017 DAISY Award Winner Holly Kistler, RN

The September 2017 DAISY Award winner is Holly Kistler, RN, from North 4 on the Hackley Campus.  Holly was nominated by Clinical Supervisor Amber Reinhardt. “Holly went above and beyond for a patient who was admitted and found to have cancer. Holly advocated for the patient by getting all the right people on the same … Read more September 2017 DAISY Award Winner Holly Kistler, RN