Mercy Health Saint Mary’s First Hospital in Michigan Using New Remote Patient-Care Technology

Paul Bailey longs for the day he can clean and fillet his catch after fishing at the lake, do small jobs around the house with his tools, play tennis, and dine in at restaurants. “Right now, it’s just not possible with my tremors. I make a mess and spill all over,” said Bailey, who suffers … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s First Hospital in Michigan Using New Remote Patient-Care Technology

FDA Grants Full Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The approval replaces the emergency use authorization (EUA) granted by the agency on December 11, 2020 for use of the vaccine in individuals 16 years of age and older. “The public is counting on safe and effective vaccines and we are … Read more FDA Grants Full Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Welcomes New President

Matt Biersack, MD, chosen to fill role Grand Rapids, Mich. (August 23, 2021) – After an extensive nationwide search, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s has named Matt Biersack, MD, as its new president, effective immediately. Dr. Biersack has served in an expanded role since March 2021 as interim president in addition to chief medical officer (CMO), … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Welcomes New President

MyChart Video Visits with Your Medical Provider

A convenient, safe alternative to an in-person visit Can you identify with one of these situations? You’re at work, and you really need to connect with your medical provider about a side effect of your new medication. You’d like to get answers to your questions today, but you can’t leave work for an appointment. Your … Read more MyChart Video Visits with Your Medical Provider

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Celebrates 128th Anniversary

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s celebrated its 128th Anniversary, known as Founders Day, on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Colleagues were invited to a walk-thru celebration and received a complimentary beverage and dessert. They also signed posters and recognized colleagues who have inspired and mentored their health care journey. Saint Mary’s was born on August 18, 1893 … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Celebrates 128th Anniversary

Protecting Kids From COVID-19 During School

With the new school year fast approaching, considerations of how to safeguard children from COVID-19 in the classroom are an increasingly frequent topic of discussion. On July 9, the CDC provided updated guidance that stresses the importance of effective precautions such as masking, physical distancing, and excellent hand hygiene. It is also important for parents … Read more Protecting Kids From COVID-19 During School

Browning Claytor Health Center and WCSG Partner for Backpack Giveaway

Hundreds of kids are going back to school with a new backpack full of necessary supplies to get them prepped for learning, thanks to a generous donation from the Saint Mary’s Foundation. Browning Claytor Health Center, one of Mercy Health’s primary care offices located in the Madison Square neighborhood, partnered with radio station WCSG in … Read more Browning Claytor Health Center and WCSG Partner for Backpack Giveaway

Your Vascular Health

If all of your blood vessels with arteries and veins were laid out in a line, they would measure more than 60,000 miles in length, according to the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA). Considering that the circumference of the Earth is approximately 24,873 miles, that means your blood vessels could circle the globe more than twice. … Read more Your Vascular Health

COVID-19 Delta Variant Cases Increasing in West Michigan

With the Delta variant causing COVID-19 cases to rise in the United States, health care professionals are continuing to urge Americans to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, more than 99-percent of all deaths from COVID-19 infections are in unvaccinated persons. “The vaccine does exactly what it should, which is minimize the symptoms, prevent you from … Read more COVID-19 Delta Variant Cases Increasing in West Michigan

CardioMEMS Procedure Coming in August for Heart Failure Patients

By Eric C. Shafer, DO Medical Director of Heart Failure Clinic Mercy Health Muskegon     Approximately 6.2 million patients in the U.S. live with heart failure. What can offer these patients a better quality of life? CardioMEMS®…it is a game changer. What is CardioMEMS? CardioMEMS is a small sensor device placed by your cardiologist … Read more CardioMEMS Procedure Coming in August for Heart Failure Patients