Divine Mercy Chapel Blessed by Bishop of Grand Rapids on Mercy Health Muskegon Campus

During a Rite of Blessing and Mass on October 29, 2018, Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak, Bishop of Grand Rapids, blessed the new Divine Mercy Chapel space, altar, and tabernacle in the new medical center on the Mercy Health Mercy Campus. Approximately 75 people attended the invitation-only Chapel Blessing and Mass, including four major donors, … Read more Divine Mercy Chapel Blessed by Bishop of Grand Rapids on Mercy Health Muskegon Campus

Jack Morris, DO, Named Medical Director of Surgery for Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

John (Jack) Morris, DO, vascular surgeon, has been named as the medical director of Surgery for Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, effective October 1, 2018. This followed a search process conducted by medical staff leaders, administration and staff in surgical services. In the medical director role, Morris will collaborate with Laurie Bergfeld, clinical service director, and … Read more Jack Morris, DO, Named Medical Director of Surgery for Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

Mercy Health Prepares for Phase 1 Opening of New Medical Center in Muskegon

Just two years since breaking ground on the $291 million, 10-story, 267-bed medical center, Mercy Health is nearing the completion of the first of three phases on the Mercy Campus at 1500 East Sherman Boulevard in Muskegon. Opening in mid-November are the surgical suites, main lobby, chapel, coffee shop, Gift Shoppe and the Fazakerley Family … Read more Mercy Health Prepares for Phase 1 Opening of New Medical Center in Muskegon

Reluctant Patient Grateful for New Technology

Retired deputy sheriff Kevin Patrick is an advocate for early detection of prostate cancer Western medicine doesn’t hold much appeal to Kevin Patrick, 55, so he never scheduled regular checkups. As a deputy sheriff working in corrections, he has always tried to stay fit and eat healthy, and only went to see his doctor when … Read more Reluctant Patient Grateful for New Technology

Live Healthier and Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Did you know that by simply living a healthier lifestyle, you could dramatically reduce the possibility of developing type 2 diabetes? In fact, recent studies by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) report that by engaging in physical activity, eating a healthier diet, maintaining an appropriate body weight, limiting alcohol consumption and not smoking … Read more Live Healthier and Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Providing Remarkable Care and Flu Vaccines to Those in Transitional Housing

When you think of a typical flu clinic, you may envision it hosted in a community hall or a doctor’s office. But for people who are currently residing in three transitional housing facilities in Grand Rapids, the staff of Mercy Health Heartside Health Center come to them to provide influenza vaccination clinics. Partnering with local … Read more Providing Remarkable Care and Flu Vaccines to Those in Transitional Housing

“Nothing Short of Extraordinary Experience” for 17 Cohort 11 RN Residents at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

To celebrate the year-long residency of newly hired registered nurses, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s 11th Cohort presented its evidence-based practice projects to members of Senior Leadership, Nursing Leadership and other nurses at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s on October 16, 2018. For more than three years, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, and more recently, Mercy Health Muskegon … Read more “Nothing Short of Extraordinary Experience” for 17 Cohort 11 RN Residents at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

“Godsend” to Patient, Friend of Nursing Award Recipient, Johari Curry

As the registrar for Radiology at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s downtown campus, Johari Curry encounters and helps numerous patients, often those who are sick or not feeling well, coming for tests each day at the hospital. Curry is noted for her exceptional service that she provided to a colleague’s husband. The colleague nominated her for … Read more “Godsend” to Patient, Friend of Nursing Award Recipient, Johari Curry

Fifty Years Later, Nurses Continue to Fondly Recall their Days at Hackley Hospital School of Nursing

It was 50 years ago — when 33 women from the 1968 graduating class of the Hackley Hospital School of Nursing celebrated their achievement of becoming nurses. Fifty young women began the three-year program, but only 35 graduated in 1968, indicating how challenging the program was for its time. And a notable achievement it was. … Read more Fifty Years Later, Nurses Continue to Fondly Recall their Days at Hackley Hospital School of Nursing

Mercy Health New Medical Center: Designed for Accessibility and Convenience

The Mercy Health Muskegon new medical center was designed to allow patients, their family members, our colleagues and volunteers the accessibility needed to safely visit our campus. As part of the community education and outreach prior to the new medical center opening, members of Mercy Health leadership have been visiting various groups to help explain … Read more Mercy Health New Medical Center: Designed for Accessibility and Convenience