Gus Barkett, DO, Named Mentor of the Year, by American Osteopathic Association

“I was transformed by leading the Obstetrics (OB) Residency at Mercy Health Muskegon for the past 18 years,” said Gus Barkett, DO, who was named as Mentor of the Year for 2019 by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). As one of the dozens of physicians who trained as a resident under Barkett’s guidance, Caitlin Brazda, … Read more Gus Barkett, DO, Named Mentor of the Year, by American Osteopathic Association

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? 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 you can cut … Read more Live Healthier and Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

All Souls’ Day Reflection

Written by Scott Opperman, director of Mission Integration, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Though human knowledge and technological abilities have expanded, our needs remain unchanged. An essential one is belonging and love. Without it, it is difficult for us to develop healthy self-esteems and to achieve our full potentials because we doubt our worth and purpose. … Read more All Souls’ Day Reflection

Mercy Health Announces Retirement of F. Remington Sprague, MD

We extend our best wishes to F. Remington “Rem” Sprague, MD, on his plans to retire after a very successful 39-year career in health care. His last day will be February 15, 2020. During his tenure, Dr. Sprague has been recognized for his expertise in Internal Medicine, his dedication to patient safety and quality, his … Read more Mercy Health Announces Retirement of F. Remington Sprague, MD

L.C. Walker Arena to be Renamed “Mercy Health Arena”

Mercy Health signs letter of intent for fifteen-year commitment Muskegon, Mich. (October 23, 2019) – Mercy Health has signed a letter of intent with the City of Muskegon to become the naming rights sponsor of the L.C. Walker Arena. The arena name will be changed to Mercy Health Arena by the end of the year, … Read more L.C. Walker Arena to be Renamed “Mercy Health Arena”

What to Ask Your Doctor About Breast Cancer?

Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Breast Cancer According to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. This includes women still being treated and those who have completed treatment. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and Mercy Health would like to provide some tips for … Read more What to Ask Your Doctor About Breast Cancer?

Spiritual Care Week 2019

Mercy Health and Trinity Health are proud to recognize our chaplains during Spiritual Care Week Oct. 20-26, 2019 for providing spiritual support to those we serve, their loved ones and our colleagues affected by ongoing loss and grief. The theme for this year’s Spiritual Care Week is Hospitality: Cultivating Space. There is a spiritual dimension … Read more Spiritual Care Week 2019

Jennifer Haworth Announces Her Upcoming Retirement

Jennifer Haworth has announced her pending retirement as Mission Integration director for Mercy Health Muskegon, with her last day scheduled for Friday, December 27, 2019. Since her arrival to Mercy Health Muskegon in 2015, Jennifer has provided significant contributions to strengthen and advance Mercy Health Muskegon’s Identity as a Catholic health ministry and has fostered … Read more Jennifer Haworth Announces Her Upcoming Retirement

The Heart of the Hospital: Sterile Processing Department

As told by Eric Christopherson, IAHCSMM, Sterile Processing Professional Development Specialist “87,000 sterile instruments. That’s the number of reusable surgical instrumentation that the Sterile Processing Department at Mercy Health cleaned, inspected and sterilized last year, which were used for many different procedures throughout Mercy Health. Sterile Processing is a key part of Surgical Services and … Read more The Heart of the Hospital: Sterile Processing Department

Friends of Nursing Award Recipient Marlene Shields

Marlene Shields works for Environmental Services on the Pediatrics floor and N5 on the Hackely Campus. Her colleagues state that she goes above and beyond whenever she is able to do so. They rely on Shields daily and find her to be friendly with colleagues and patients. She is described as dependable and excellent at … Read more Friends of Nursing Award Recipient Marlene Shields