Live Healthier and Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease

Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? February is American Heart Month, and Mercy Health would like to encourage you to care for yourself, and your loved ones, by reminding you of the importance of preventive care. According … Read more Live Healthier and Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease

The Top Five Ways for Women to Prevent Heart Disease

By Prerana Manohar, MD Mercy Health Physician Partners Cardiovascular The No. 1 killer of both men and women in the United States is heart disease, and nearly the same number of men and women die of heart disease each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Despite increases in awareness over the past decade, … Read more The Top Five Ways for Women to Prevent Heart Disease

A “Giant” Among Us – Bill Manns Receives William Glenn Trailblazer Award

Congratulations to Bill Manns, president, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, who will accept the William Glenn Trailblazer Award on February 3, 2018. Manns will receive one of only 13 Giants Awards given annually by Grand Rapids Community College to individuals or leaders who shape the history and quality of life in the greater Grand Rapids community. … Read more A “Giant” Among Us – Bill Manns Receives William Glenn Trailblazer Award

Hope Was His Message

Dave Baumgartner, MD, Reflects on Three Decades of Caring for People With HIV and AIDS Imagine the year is 1987. You are a young physician, fellowship-trained in Infectious Disease, and there is a disease that is killing people by the thousands, a disease that there is no cure for, a disease whose name strikes fear … Read more Hope Was His Message

Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day Helps Fund Cardiovascular Research

You can support Go Red for Women by participating in National Wear Red Day® on Friday, February 2, 2018. Cardiovascular disease in the U.S. kills approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that education and lifestyle changes may prevent 80 percent of cardiac events. Go Red for Women advocates for more research … Read more Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day Helps Fund Cardiovascular Research

A Story of Transformation: Mercy Health Imaging and Lab Departments in Muskegon Share How They Improved Patient Experience During a Time of Change

As a mission-driven, innovative health organization, Mercy Health is committed to patient-centered care. This fundamental goal spurred Imaging and Lab Patient Services at Mercy Health in Muskegon to be among the first to embrace change and transformation efforts as part of the consolidation work happening at and around the Mercy Campus location. The team’s work, … Read more A Story of Transformation: Mercy Health Imaging and Lab Departments in Muskegon Share How They Improved Patient Experience During a Time of Change

“A Fun Night In” – Acute Rehab Unit Organizes Activities for Patients in Muskegon

With winter blues on the horizon, acute rehab patients receive much-needed energy boost from coordinated evening activities. Patient surveys and discharge phone calls revealed that patients of the Acute Rehab Unit were dealing with loneliness and boredom in the evenings – particularly during times when it was hard for family to come and visit. To … Read more “A Fun Night In” – Acute Rehab Unit Organizes Activities for Patients in Muskegon

Patient Describes DAISY Award Recipient Aaron Agrusa as “Friend”

Congratulations to Aaron Agrusa, BSN, RN, from 4 Lacks, who was selected as the DAISY Award recipient in November 2017. Due to his compassionate care for a confused, elderly patient, Agrusa was called a “friend” by this patient. Below is an excerpt from his nomination form: “One day, a confused, elderly patient wandered from his … Read more Patient Describes DAISY Award Recipient Aaron Agrusa as “Friend”

Standing-Room Only: Mercy Health Town Hall Sessions with President Gary Allore

Nearly 250 Mercy Health Muskegon colleagues showed overwhelming support for new President Gary Allore, as he offered open dialogue, networking and fellowship during last week’s Town Hall sessions at Hackley and Mercy Campuses. Colleagues filled every seat, and gathered together in standing-room only sessions to hear from their new leader. Formerly known as Colleague Forums, … Read more Standing-Room Only: Mercy Health Town Hall Sessions with President Gary Allore

West Side Neighbors Welcome Mercy Health Innovative Primary Care

More than 200 neighbors, local community leaders, colleagues and patients gathered on Thursday, January 11 to attend Mercy Health Physician Partners Innovative Primary Care Open House. Located on the West Side of Grand Rapids, this office is accepting new patients. Drs. Reyelts and Kline and their team will see a wide range of patients, from … Read more West Side Neighbors Welcome Mercy Health Innovative Primary Care