State of Michigan secures additional federal team to assist Mercy Health Muskegon with staffing

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced that the federal government has granted Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s request for additional staffing assistance at a fourth Michigan hospital, Mercy Health Muskegon. Under the agreement, the federal government will send a 17-person medical team to support Mercy’s doctors and nurses as they treat COVID-19 and … Read more State of Michigan secures additional federal team to assist Mercy Health Muskegon with staffing

Faith and Health Care Leaders Come Together for a ‘Blessing of the Health Care Workers’

On Monday, December 20, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s (MHSM) hosted the Kent County Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Team (formerly Kent County COVID-19 Church Task Force) to our hospital for a – “Blessing of the Health Care Workers,” and a call to action to the community to get vaccinated, practice social distancing – and stay vigilant … Read more Faith and Health Care Leaders Come Together for a ‘Blessing of the Health Care Workers’

Mercy Health Muskegon’s Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Keeping COVID-19 Patients Out of the Hospital

The team at Mercy Health Muskegon has worked tirelessly to provide area residents with high-quality health care along with the latest technologies and treatments since the COVID-19 onset in March 2020. One way they’ve done this is through a monoclonal antibody therapy clinic staffed by nurses who volunteer for shifts outside of their normal working … Read more Mercy Health Muskegon’s Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Keeping COVID-19 Patients Out of the Hospital

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s and Network180 Partner on Behavioral Health Crisis Center

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s and Network180 have formalized a private-public partnership to create a Behavioral Health Crisis Center (BHCC) serving the West Michigan community. The BHCC will be located on Mercy Health Saint Mary’s campus in downtown Grand Rapids, with a goal of opening in late 2022. Individuals will be able to access services via … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s and Network180 Partner on Behavioral Health Crisis Center

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Earns 2021 Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

Grand Rapids, Mich. (December 7, 2021) – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s was named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Earns 2021 Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

Mercy Foundation Day, Dec. 12

By Sr. Jane Gerety, RSM, Chief Mission Officer, Mercy Care, Atlanta, GA On Dec. 12, 1831, the Sisters of Mercy, original sponsors of many of our Trinity health ministries, were officially founded. Catherine McAuley, the founder of the order, never wanted to be a nun. In nineteenth- century Ireland nuns lived behind cloistered walls and … Read more Mercy Foundation Day, Dec. 12

Maintaining Emotional Health During Holiday Gatherings

Jennifer Chaffer, LMSW, ACM-SW 20-year Mercy Health Social Worker Jennifer Chaffer offers these practical tips for having healthy encounters during the holidays. Her suggestions are achievable and do not take time or money; they only require some intention. Be Kind to Yourself and Others You may have noticed that many people do not seem to … Read more Maintaining Emotional Health During Holiday Gatherings