Mercy Health Seaway Run Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Community Fun Walk a Success

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, approximately 2,800 runners and walkers from across West Michigan participated in the Mercy Health Seaway Run, featuring race courses with views of the shorelines of Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan. Once again, Mercy Health Muskegon was the title sponsor of this family-friendly event. More than 500 Mercy Health colleagues signed … Read more Mercy Health Seaway Run Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Community Fun Walk a Success

Byron Varnado, MD, Honored with Mercy Health Golden Staff Award

The clinical team of Byron Varnado, MD, nominated him for the coveted Golden Staff Award given to physicians. The deserving recipient is celebrated for displaying all-around excellence as a clinician, team player, respectful communicator and compassionate caregiver, and one who adheres to Mercy Health’s Guiding Behaviors. Excerpts from the nomination form appear below: On a … Read more Byron Varnado, MD, Honored with Mercy Health Golden Staff Award

Mercy Health Opens New Urgent Care, Workplace Health in Muskegon

Mercy Health has opened a new outpatient facility at 1670 E. Sherman Boulevard, on the corner of US-31, conveniently close to the Mercy Campus in Muskegon. The 9,770-square-foot facility houses an Urgent Care and Workplace Health. This new facility is designed to provide greater access to health care services that are in high demand throughout … Read more Mercy Health Opens New Urgent Care, Workplace Health in Muskegon

Mercy Health Welcomes Seminarians for Summer Chaplain Ministry Experience in Grand Rapids

It all began with Fr. Tom Cavera who, in 2013 as a seminarian, was seeking an alternative to a program — Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) — that prepares individuals for professional chaplain hospital ministry. To that point in history the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids had been sending seminarians to various CPE programs as part … Read more Mercy Health Welcomes Seminarians for Summer Chaplain Ministry Experience in Grand Rapids

Michigan Academy of Family Physicians Names James Applegate as Family Medicine Physician of Year

Congratulations to James Applegate, MD, FAAFP, for being named Family Medicine Physician of the Year for 2019 by the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians. This annual award is presented to a family physician who exemplifies the ongoing contributions of the Family Physician to the citizens of Michigan. Applegate will be honored on August 3, 2019, … Read more Michigan Academy of Family Physicians Names James Applegate as Family Medicine Physician of Year

“Connected” Through Their Care: A Family’s Birth Story at Mercy Health

“We were connected with the staff. They just knew what we needed before we even knew!” said patient Anne, who recently gave birth at the Birth Center at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. Although she was already a patient of Mercy Health Physician Partners, when she became pregnant, Anne and husband Calvin researched a couple of … Read more “Connected” Through Their Care: A Family’s Birth Story at Mercy Health

Diane (Dee) Cook Named the May 2019 DAISY Award Recipient

A registered nurse in the Clinical Procedure Unit, Dee Cook exemplifies the values of the recipients of the DAISY Award. She makes a meaningful difference in the lives of patients, colleagues and visitors. Cook was nominated by the Mercy Health Health Pavilion Lab Assistants who saw her quick action help to get a patient the … Read more Diane (Dee) Cook Named the May 2019 DAISY Award Recipient

Mercy Health Opens New Outpatient Facility in Ada

Mercy Health has opened a new outpatient facility at 6741 and 6745 E. Fulton Ave, across from Vitale’s, in Ada. The two buildings that make up Mercy Health Ada total 19,500 square feet, and bring together a variety of primary care and specialty services. The health care services now available at Mercy Health Ada include … Read more Mercy Health Opens New Outpatient Facility in Ada

What You Can Expect When Getting a Screening Mammogram at Mercy Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, and studies show that finding breast cancer early saves lives. Approximately 20% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are under the age of 50. Unfortunately, younger women can also develop more aggressive breast cancers, which … Read more What You Can Expect When Getting a Screening Mammogram at Mercy Health

Friend of Nursing Award Recipient Sarah Maus, PCA

Several members of a patient’s family nominated Sarah Haus for the Friend of Nursing Award. Sarah works as a patient care assistant on the Mercy Campus on the third floor. The nomination expressed the family’s gratitude and admiration for Sarah: We feel Sarah saved our father’s life. He returned to his room following a medical … Read more Friend of Nursing Award Recipient Sarah Maus, PCA