Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Mourns Loss of Deb Bailey

As the West Michigan community grieves over the loss of Deb Bailey, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s reflects on how Bailey has made such a positive, lasting impact on our community in so many ways; her work with Mercy Health Saint Mary’s being just one example. Her involvement with Mercy Health Saint Mary’s began years ago … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Mourns Loss of Deb Bailey

Open Mic: Call for Songs to Inspire Health Care Workers

Music is good for the soul. Last week we shared a music video of various artists singing Mercy Health’s/St. Joe’s theme song in tribute to the colleagues battling COVID-19 in our communities. Now it’s your turn! If you have talent to share with fellow colleagues, we invite you to record your own rendition of our theme song. … Read more Open Mic: Call for Songs to Inspire Health Care Workers

Mercy Health Pharmacies Offer Delivery, Curbside Options

Low-contact options for patients amid COVID-19 pandemic Norton Shores, Mich. (April 23, 2020) – Mercy Health Pharmacies now offer delivery and curbside pickup options amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These options offer a low-contact way for patients to receive their medications. Delivery service is now offered at all Mercy Health retail pharmacy locations. To set up … Read more Mercy Health Pharmacies Offer Delivery, Curbside Options

Mercy Health Tests All Mel Trotter Ministries Guests for COVID-19

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s and Cherry Health, in coordination with Kent County Health Department, are testing all guests who stay at the Mel Trotter Ministries in downtown Grand Rapids. On Monday, April 20, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s and Cherry Health began by testing the men and women who are at highest risk for COVID-19, with … Read more Mercy Health Tests All Mel Trotter Ministries Guests for COVID-19

Mercy Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Treat First COVID-19 Patient with Convalescent Plasma

Four Trinity Health Michigan hospitals participating in Mayo program CANTON and MUSKEGON, Mich. (April 19, 2020) – Saint Joseph Mercy Health System has treated its first hospitalized COVID-19 patient at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor hospital with plasma donated by a person who has recovered from COVID-19, as part of the Mayo Clinic Coordinated Expanded … Read more Mercy Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Treat First COVID-19 Patient with Convalescent Plasma

Remarkable Colleagues: Environmental Services Works Behind the Scenes for Patient and Colleague Safety

Now more than ever, maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness throughout patient-care facilities is crucial. The colleagues responsible for this enormous task are members of Environmental Services (EVS). These days, environmental services workers approach their jobs as if every patient has tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of where the EVS team is cleaning. This vital … Read more Remarkable Colleagues: Environmental Services Works Behind the Scenes for Patient and Colleague Safety

Mercy Health Clinicians Publish Data on COVID-19 Treatment Quickly, Free to Anyone Through Open Access

Treating patients with COVID-19 has proven difficult for the medical community throughout the world, as we cope with a new virus with no vaccine or known cure. Viruses are typically prevented through vaccines or treated with an antiviral drug, one of the most common being Tamiflu, used for seasonal influenza. One antiviral drug, Remdesivir, is … Read more Mercy Health Clinicians Publish Data on COVID-19 Treatment Quickly, Free to Anyone Through Open Access

Red Cross Seeking Plasma Donations from Recovered COVID-19 Patients to Help Others

The COVID crisis has everyone looking for opportunities to “make a difference” or “take control” or “help someone.”  For patients who tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered, one way to make an immediate impact is through Convalescent Plasma Donation. The American Red Cross is seeking people who are fully recovered from COVID-19 and may be … Read more Red Cross Seeking Plasma Donations from Recovered COVID-19 Patients to Help Others

SMML’s Lori Marie Key Appears on Good Morning America to Discuss “Amazing Grace” Video

LIVONIA – Lori Marie Key, an RN at St. Mary Mercy Livonia, is making headlines for her stunning rendition of “Amazing Grace.” A video of Key singing at shift change to raise her colleagues’ spirits has gone viral, appearing on national networks and in an article in the Free Press. This morning, Lori was interviewed … Read more SMML’s Lori Marie Key Appears on Good Morning America to Discuss “Amazing Grace” Video