Big Game Healthy Recipes

Recipes by Alexandra Babcock, MPH, RDN, DipACLM  Veggie Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce   Serves 4   Ingredients   6 rice papers/spring roll wrappers   1 bell pepper   1 head of romaine or leaf lettuce   1 cup shredded carrots   3 cucumbers   Sauce  4 Tbsp Peanut Butter  2 Tbsp Siracha hot sauce   1 Tbsp Maple Syrup   2 Tbsp Soy Sauce   … Read more Big Game Healthy Recipes

The Science Behind Forming New Habits

As we start this new year, many of us are planning to seize the opportunity to set new intentions around creating routines that improve our health, increase our energy, reframe our stress, deepen our connections, and sharpen our focus.  An individual’s journey to whole health consists of many steps along the way.  It’s these small … Read more The Science Behind Forming New Habits

Carlos Sanchez Welcomed to Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Board of Trustees

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Board of Trustees proudly announces Carlos Sanchez as its newest trustee, effective January 1, 2021. Sanchez serves as the director of the Latino Business and Economic Development Center at Ferris State University, where his work for the center’s two signature programs, LEADeres and Ferris Emprende, is designed to serve the community … Read more Carlos Sanchez Welcomed to Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Board of Trustees

Through God’s Grace

COVID-19 patient makes miraculous recovery and rejoins family on Christmas Eve 2020 All year long, Ed Colegrove was looking forward to December 2020 when he planned to celebrate his 71st birthday and his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife, Mary. However, COVID-19 altered those plans — dramatically. In October 2020, Mary had COVID-19, and Ed … Read more Through God’s Grace

Mercy Health Opens New Facility in Norton Shores

Mercy Health has opened a new, 42,000-square-foot facility at 3570 Henry Street, previously the location of the former Kmart, on the corner of Seminole in Norton Shores. The new facility offers Primary Care, Behavioral Health, X-ray, Lab Services, Lakeshore Laser and Aesthetics and Rehabilitation Services including Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy. It will also include … Read more Mercy Health Opens New Facility in Norton Shores

Kent County, Spectrum Health and Mercy Health, in Collaboration with Vaccinate West Michigan, Launch Large-Scale Vaccine Site in Downtown Grand Rapids

Kent County, Spectrum Health and Mercy Health, in collaboration with Vaccinate West Michigan, have come together to create a COVID-19 vaccination clinic that will allow large numbers of people to be vaccinated at one central location. Vaccinations will begin on Monday, Jan. 25, at DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Avenue in Grand Rapids. The West Michigan … Read more Kent County, Spectrum Health and Mercy Health, in Collaboration with Vaccinate West Michigan, Launch Large-Scale Vaccine Site in Downtown Grand Rapids

November DAISY Award Recipient Brynn Nichols

In January 2020, a patient nominated Brynn Nichols, a nurse on the Psychiatric Med Unit (PMU), for a DAISY Award. Brynn’s kind and compassionate care exemplifies her to our patients and their families. Our staff recognizes Brynn as an outstanding role model. The Nursing Practice & Environment Council (NPEC) selected Brynn to receive the November DAISY Award.  Taken … Read more November DAISY Award Recipient Brynn Nichols

Two COVID-19 Patients Make Remarkable Recoveries

Rick Jones just “knew” he had COVID-19 on November 13, 2020, even before tests confirmed it. His symptoms included a 104-degree fever, body aches and trouble getting enough air. After waiting three days to see if he would get better, he got to the point where he felt like he just couldn’t breathe. He was … Read more Two COVID-19 Patients Make Remarkable Recoveries

First Second-dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Goes to Nurse Who Experienced COVID-19 Firsthand

“I strongly support anyone who is able to receive the vaccine because of the struggles I have gone through with COVID-19,” said Daniel Fischer, BSN, RN, GERO-BC 3 Lacks, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s.  “I had already contracted COVID-19 this past May and did not want to repeat that experience again.” Fischer’s firsthand experience with COVID-19 … Read more First Second-dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Goes to Nurse Who Experienced COVID-19 Firsthand

Frontline Hero Overcomes the Odds of COVID-19, Surviving Extreme Case of Disease

A long-time Mercy Health Physician Partners (MHPP) provider Channing Finkbeiner, MD, has returned home, following an extremely severe case of COVID-19. Owing his “miraculous” recovery to God, an outpouring of prayers, and to the medical experts at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital who tended to him, Finkbeiner realizes he is … Read more Frontline Hero Overcomes the Odds of COVID-19, Surviving Extreme Case of Disease