Awareness is Key to Addressing Chemical Dependency

The numbers are sobering. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported that, in 2016, approximately 20.1 million people aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder (SUD) related to their use of alcohol or illicit drugs in the past year, including 15.1 million people who had an alcohol use disorder and … Read more Awareness is Key to Addressing Chemical Dependency

February 2018 DAISY Award Recipient, Cameron Ferrier, RN

Cameron Ferrier  the Nursing Floats/3rd Floor at the Mercy Campus. Cameron was nominated by two of his peers for his exceptional example of remaining calm under pressure. “Cameron responded to a Code Gray for an elderly patient who was agitated, combative, and escalating toward physical violence. Cameron was able to calm the patient, and he spent nearly … Read more February 2018 DAISY Award Recipient, Cameron Ferrier, RN

Living our Values Takes All of Us; Colleague and Engagement Survey is April 9-30

Creating exceptional experiences for patients and fellow colleagues brings our Mission and our values to life at Mercy Health. Each one of us plays an important role in making this possible. Please take time from April 9 to April 30 to join nearly 120,000 colleagues across Trinity Health to take the 2018 Colleague Engagement and … Read more Living our Values Takes All of Us; Colleague and Engagement Survey is April 9-30

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hosts Fourth Cohort of Nurses from Japan

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s continues to help educate nurses across the country and internationally about the role of the Clinical Nurse Leader  (CNL)and the CNL’s impact on patients and outcomes. Thanks to our strong CNL presence and visionary nursing leadership, on March 14, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s hosted five graduate students and doctoral students from … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hosts Fourth Cohort of Nurses from Japan

Sweet Success

Patient’s Best Friend Honors Mercy Health Surgical Oncologist More than two years after being diagnosed with and treated for pancreatic cancer at Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center, Craig Bergman is thriving. In December 2015, Surgical Oncologist Jill Onesti, MD, removed Bergman’s gall bladder and duodenum, and parts of his pancreas and intestine in a surgery … Read more Sweet Success

Mercy Transitions of Care (MTOC) Team Offer Smooth Process from Hospital to Home

Mercy Transitions of Care (MTOC) Team Offer Smooth Transition Home from the Hospital Taking the Guesswork Out of Post-Acute Care Leaving the hospital after an acute medical stay can be a daunting experience for a patient. Remembering dosages for medication, caring for post-surgery wounds, or even knowing who to call with questions can be overwhelming … Read more Mercy Transitions of Care (MTOC) Team Offer Smooth Process from Hospital to Home

Mercy Health Hosts Sole Flag-signing Ceremony in Michigan for Transplant Games

The Donate Life Transplant Games flag made a stop in West Michigan on March 14 to promote the games and draw attention to the need for more organ, eye and tissue donors. Mercy Health Saint Mary’s hosted the special event during which Team Michigan members – transplant recipients, donor family members, living donors and supporters … Read more Mercy Health Hosts Sole Flag-signing Ceremony in Michigan for Transplant Games

Successful 14th Annual The Ride

The 14th annual The Ride event took place on Saturday, March 10 at The Lakes Mall, in Muskegon, Michigan. Fifty-seven teams of eight people rode in this high-energy event. Riders were of all ages and abilities. Dozens of volunteers cheered the riders on as they “raised the roof” of The Lakes Mall. WZZM13 was the … Read more Successful 14th Annual The Ride

New Support for Expectant Moms, Thanks to Family Medicine Residency

The first Group Prenatal Care participants celebrated their successful deliveries of their babies during a “baby shower” luncheon, hosted by the residents and staff of Mercy Health Family Medicine Residency, on March 1, 2018. Differing from traditional prenatal care, through Group Prenatal Care, the educational portion of an expectant mom’s prenatal visit is done with … Read more New Support for Expectant Moms, Thanks to Family Medicine Residency

Preparing for Baby-Friendly Site Visit at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in March 2018

Being a part of an amazing birth story is the mission of the Mercy Health Birth Center at Saint Mary’s. One way to help ensure all birth stories are amazing is by preparing to become designated as a Baby-Friendly Hospital, with a scheduled site visit on March 15 and 16, 2018. The site visit is … Read more Preparing for Baby-Friendly Site Visit at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in March 2018