Enjoy a Healthier You through Lifestyle Improvements and Self-Care

A healthier body, mind and spirit are goals many of us strive to reach. However, the pressures of daily life make can it difficult for many women, or the women in your life, to achieve these aims. Trying to do it all — maintain a successful career, sustain stable relationships, raise children, care for aging … Read more Enjoy a Healthier You through Lifestyle Improvements and Self-Care

Elizabeth Hathaway Receives DAISY Award

Elizabeth Hathaway was nominated by the daughter of a patient in Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. This lady’s mother was suffering from an intestinal blockage and severe nausea. During the two nights that Elizabeth cared for her mother, the nominator described Elizabeth as “exceptional. “We were truly blessed to have her as our nurse.” It was … Read more Elizabeth Hathaway Receives DAISY Award

Touched by a Saint Mary’s Nurse Angel

“I think we have been touched by a Saint Mary’s nurse angel…actually three nurse angels in the week I’ve been here,” said patient Stephen Dontje. On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Stephen underwent lung cancer surgery performed at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. A patient from the Cadillac area, several years ago, Stephen’s Primary Care Physician (PCP) … Read more Touched by a Saint Mary’s Nurse Angel

A Christmas to Remember

John LaPres’ doctor called on Christmas Eve 2013. Weeks before, John had been diagnosed with a large stomach ulcer. The call was to let John know it was cancer, not an ulcer, and not just any cancer; it rarely had been diagnosed in the United States. And, it was stage IV. “I didn’t know what … Read more A Christmas to Remember

Jen Rak Receives 2019 Luminescence Award from Susan G. Komen

On Thursday, December 12, Jennifer Rak, practice coordinator, Mercy Health Muskegon Comprehensive Breast Center, High Risk Clinic, received the Luminescence Award at the 2019 Susan G. Komen Powerfully Pink Luncheon. Recipients of this award are described in this way: This person brings light to others. They are a continuous source of inspiration as a pillar … Read more Jen Rak Receives 2019 Luminescence Award from Susan G. Komen

Make Advance Care Planning a Part of Your Holiday Preparations

With holiday family gatherings upon us, delicious meals and gift giving come to mind. Many of these festive activities need to be planned carefully if they are to come off without a hitch. But how many of us consider incorporating a plan for end-of-life health care into our hectic holiday schedules? Too somber? It doesn’t … Read more Make Advance Care Planning a Part of Your Holiday Preparations

Jennifer Schaub Receives Friends of Nursing Award

Jennifer Schaub works as a physical therapist at the Mercy Rehab Center. She was the recipient of the October 2019 Friends of Nursing Award! The following description of Jen was written by one of Jen’s patients: I met Jennifer Schaub while attending physical therapy for both my medical issues throughout the years, from a traumatic … Read more Jennifer Schaub Receives Friends of Nursing Award

Creating an Opportunity for Those “Whose Voices Have Never Been Heard”

Improving Population Health through the Livability Lab and the 100-Day Challenge What if community members from all walks of life — not just government, health or social service experts — could come together to identify barriers to livability (a community’s quality of life) and then test ways to remove those barriers? The Health Project in … Read more Creating an Opportunity for Those “Whose Voices Have Never Been Heard”

Michelle Rabideau Receives Tribute Professions Award from YWCA West Central Michigan

Michelle Rabideau, CFRE, president of The Saint Mary’s Foundation, is in great company. In November 2019, she was among seven women honored during the Tribute Luncheon, sponsored by the YWCA West Central Michigan. Since 1977, more than 250 women have been for their outstanding contributions to our community. Michelle was the recipient of the Tribute … Read more Michelle Rabideau Receives Tribute Professions Award from YWCA West Central Michigan

Ashley Herbert, RN, Receives DAISY Award

Ashley Herbert, RN, works in the Birth Center on the Mercy Health Hackley Campus. She was the DAISY Award recipient for September 2019. For the first-time parents who arrived at the Birth Center in July 2019, Ashley was a calming influence that the couple continues to appreciate today. Her sense of humor, expertise and compassion … Read more Ashley Herbert, RN, Receives DAISY Award