Anxiety and Depression are More Common Than You Think

At one time or another, many of us have felt sad or anxious. For example, the death of a loved one can leave us feeling down. Financial or work demands can cause us stress. However, when these feelings negatively affect (for long periods of time) how you think, and how you handle daily activities, such … Read more Anxiety and Depression are More Common Than You Think

I’m Training to Live Longer

Mercy Health Lifestyle Clinic patient Tammy Griswold shares how a little change has made big impact in her life. Tammy Griswold had always struggled with her weight, so when her primary care physician, Nicholas VandenBosch, DO, mentioned he was helping to develop the Mercy Health Lifestyle Clinic, she said she’d give it a try. Griswold … Read more I’m Training to Live Longer

“I really can do this, I can be an RN”: Tenth Cohort of RN Residents Shares Lessons

“The RN residency taught me many things, but something that surprised me was that it taught me that I really can do this, I can be an RN,” said Jessica Jeffers, BSN, RN, who works on 3 Lacks at Mercy Health. “This experience really is the best way to get a new nurse going in … Read more “I really can do this, I can be an RN”: Tenth Cohort of RN Residents Shares Lessons

KataCon Presentation Earns International Respect, Recognition and Opportunity to Share Expertise

The Mercy Health Process Excellence (PX) teams in West Michigan are garnering international attention for the positive strides they are making in kata. Last February, Mercy Health Muskegon Senior Process Excellence Consultants Dorsey Sherman and Maurene Stock – both experts in Toyota Kata – presented the keynote at KataCon in Atlanta, an international conference where … Read more KataCon Presentation Earns International Respect, Recognition and Opportunity to Share Expertise

Four Seminarians Experience Chaplain Ministry At Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

For 10 weeks in this summer, four Catholic seminarians had the opportunity to serve with the chaplain ministry team at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in downtown Grand Rapids. Three of them, Andrew Ayers, Michael Goodwin and Robert Mulderink, are newly-ordained (May 2018) transitional deacons for the Diocese of Grand Rapids. The fourth seminarian is Jacob … Read more Four Seminarians Experience Chaplain Ministry At Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

Helpful Tips for Those Living with Skin Cancer

Learning you or a loved one has skin cancer changes your life. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), concerns about treatments, managing side effects and medical bills are common. You may also worry about caring for your family or continuing daily activities. The NCI and Mercy Health offer the following suggestions to help you … Read more Helpful Tips for Those Living with Skin Cancer

Record Number of Students Participate in Free Heart Screening

Mercy Health Physician Partners West Shore Cardiology and Mercy Health Heart Center hosted a record-setting student heart screening on July 18 in the Youngberg Auditorium on Mercy Health Hackley Campus. Free and open to students in grades 9-12, the event successfully screened 141 students. Heart screenings are a quick method for identifying pre-existing heart conditions … Read more Record Number of Students Participate in Free Heart Screening

North Ottawa Medical Group Transitioning to Mercy Health Physician Partners

Mercy Health and North Ottawa Community Health System (NOCHS) are pleased to announce the next step in its ongoing affiliation. Today, we are delighted to report that our two organizations are working together to transition North Ottawa Medical Group (NOMG) to Mercy Health Physician Partners (MHPP). “NOMG has been a strong, healthy and vibrant physician … Read more North Ottawa Medical Group Transitioning to Mercy Health Physician Partners

Life Jackets Available to Borrow at All Public Beaches in Muskegon

Over the last two years, the Mercy Health Safe Kids program has placed 22 beach safety and life jacket loaner boards throughout Muskegon County – with the last five boards sponsored through a donation from Lake Michigan Credit Union. Due to the shrinking budgets of the local municipalities, most beaches no longer employ lifeguards. One of the main goals of … Read more Life Jackets Available to Borrow at All Public Beaches in Muskegon