Night and Day

Jack Gillisse’s Quality of Life Before and After His TAVR Procedure For four years, 80-year-old Jack Gillisse was under the care of Cardiologist Jeffrey Wolfson, MD, FACC. Wolfson had been monitoring Gillisse’s heart murmur and aortic valve stenosis. During this time, Gillisse was active and enjoying life after retiring. Together they knew that at some … Read more Night and Day

Treatment and Support for Chemical Dependency

Are you concerned that you, a family member or friend may have developed a problem with chemical dependency? It’s necessary that you educate yourself about the support that may be available to you or that you may need to provide others in order to achieve a sustained recovery from substance abuse. The National Institute on … Read more Treatment and Support for Chemical Dependency

Mercy Health Hackley Campus Receives Re-Verification as Level II Trauma Center

The trauma center at Mercy Health Muskegon Hackley Campus has received re-verification as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. … Read more Mercy Health Hackley Campus Receives Re-Verification as Level II Trauma Center

Signs and Symptoms of Possible Chemical Dependency

The misuse and abuse of alcohol, over-the-counter medications, illicit drugs, and tobacco affect the health and well-being of millions of Americans. Drug and alcohol dependencies can lead to other chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Addressing the impact of substance abuse is estimated to cost Americans more than $600 billion each year, according … Read more Signs and Symptoms of Possible Chemical Dependency

“Keeping Hope Alive” Display Honors Hundreds of People Waiting for Kidneys at Mercy Health

A new, temporary exhibit in the hallway of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Campus pays tribute to the 328 people actively waiting on the Mercy Health Kidney Transplant Center list for a kidney. Each person on Mercy Health’s list is honored by a single Monarch butterfly. Titled, “Keeping Hope Alive,” the exhibit stretches more than 50 … Read more “Keeping Hope Alive” Display Honors Hundreds of People Waiting for Kidneys at Mercy Health

New Hydrogel Protects Organs of Prostate Cancer Patients

Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center First in West Michigan to Use SpaceOAR for CyberKnife patients To mitigate side effects for prostate cancer patients receiving radiation therapy via CyberKnife, Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center is the first in West Michigan to use the SpaceOAR system,¬†which creates space between the high-dose radiation directed at the prostate and … Read more New Hydrogel Protects Organs of Prostate Cancer Patients

Express Connect, Easy Way to Directly Admit Patients to Mercy Health

Do you ever wish life had an “easy button”? For providers who want to directly admit patients, their “easy button” is the Express Connect line, (1-855-763-9773) available for any provider who wishes to admit a patient into a Mercy Health facility, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. By calling Express Connect at … Read more Express Connect, Easy Way to Directly Admit Patients to Mercy Health

No Victory Over Me!

Scott and Sharon Bylsma Enjoy Life Abundantly Despite ALS Retired Grand Rapids police officer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Scott Bylsma has a strong faith that permeates his entire life. Together with his wife, Sharon, this couple is raising three children and enjoys the love of family, friends and their “tribe.” With his inviting smile … Read more No Victory Over Me!