October 2017 DAISY Award Recipient Terri McPheron

The October 2017 DAISY Award recipient is Terri McPheron, RN from the 3rd floor on the Mercy Health Mercy Campus. Terri was nominated by her peer, Nichole Lamb, RN, as well as Holly Knowles, PAC, from Specialists in Hospital Medicine. The following is an excerpt from her nomination form: Terri was recently taking care of a … Read more October 2017 DAISY Award Recipient Terri McPheron

The Mercy Health Muskegon Care of Colleagues Team: Living Our Values Behind the Scenes

At Mercy Health in Muskegon, the Care of Colleagues team is the committee on campus responsible for coordinating many free events dedicated to helping us remember the importance of self-care. You may have attended a few, such as the Colleague Cookout, the Scooby Back to School Carnival, Beat the Heat Ice Cream Social, or maybe … Read more The Mercy Health Muskegon Care of Colleagues Team: Living Our Values Behind the Scenes

Continuing to Bloom

Patient with Pharyngeal Cancer Continues to Thrive If you were to strike up a conversation with Nancy Cool in a grocery store check-out line, you would probably describe her as a type-A, energetic, enthusiastic go-getter. You’d notice that this petite woman with a firmly positive attitude might even have been an athlete. And you’d be … Read more Continuing to Bloom

J. Stephen Ebrom, MD, Retiring After Long, Rewarding Career

J. Stephen Ebrom, MD, is retiring from the Mercy Health Department of Pathology, after a long, rewarding career. Dr. Ebrom was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. His high school was Notre Dame school for Boys; he would take a bus for most of the journey, and then hitchhike the last mile to school! He remained a … Read more J. Stephen Ebrom, MD, Retiring After Long, Rewarding Career

November 2017 DAISY Award Recipient Anna Neveau, RN, 3 Lacks

Congratulations to the November 2017 DAISY Award recipient, Anna Neveau, RN, from Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center. Neveau was nominated by the family of a patient and by D’Anna Springer, her clinical services manager. Neveau was honored with a celebration on her unit before her leaders and peers. The following are excerpts from both of … Read more November 2017 DAISY Award Recipient Anna Neveau, RN, 3 Lacks

“Never in This Alone.” Simulations of Real-life Medical Events Prepare Entire Units

“Perform the role you normally do while at work” is the first instruction for 3 Lacks staff at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s as they begin a simulation exercise in which a manikin is “coding,” (having his heart stop). Building on a successful simulation lab program of more than six years, comprehensive inpatient care teams are … Read more “Never in This Alone.” Simulations of Real-life Medical Events Prepare Entire Units

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers Awards Three-Year Accreditation to Mercy Health Comprehensive Breast Center

Mercy Health’s Comprehensive Breast Center (CBC) in Grand Rapids has once again achieved Three-Year Full Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons, which acknowledges our commitment to providing the highest quality evaluation and management of our patients with breast disease. This is our second re-accreditation survey since 2011 and is based on compliance with 29 standards. … Read more National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers Awards Three-Year Accreditation to Mercy Health Comprehensive Breast Center

Residents Use Improvisation Exercises to Enhance Communication Skills With Patients

“We don’t always know the direction of our patient conversations,” said Justin Blaauwendraat, Family Medicine Service Chief Resident, Mercy Health Grand Rapids. To help prepare our health care providers to navigate the direction of patient conversations, Mercy Health led 30 of its medical residents through several improvisation, or “improv,” exercises during the Medical Residency Fall … Read more Residents Use Improvisation Exercises to Enhance Communication Skills With Patients

Epilepsy Patient Finalist in National Art Competition to Promote Brain Awareness Week

Congratulations to Kailey Russell, 23, an epilepsy patient at the Hauenstein Center, who is a finalist in the 2018 Brain Awareness Week (BAW) sticker contest. The first-place design will represent Brain Awareness Week in March 2018 as the new art for the Brain Awareness Week sticker. BAW is the global campaign to increase public awareness … Read more Epilepsy Patient Finalist in National Art Competition to Promote Brain Awareness Week

Mercy Health Muskegon Partners with Local and National Agencies to Raise Awareness About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Invisible and odorless, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning has proven to be a dangerous threat to American families with 400 people killed and 21,000 sent to emergency rooms due to unintentional poisonings every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children are at even greater risk, accounting for nearly a quarter of all … Read more Mercy Health Muskegon Partners with Local and National Agencies to Raise Awareness About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning