Mercy Health Hepatitis C Clinic Celebrates 1,000 Cures

Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne infection worldwide, and the number of people living with this disease in the U.S. is staggering. Hepatitis C is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver. Chronic hepatitis C causes scars and inflammation in the liver that can lead to extensive scarring or fibrosis (stiffening of the … Read more Mercy Health Hepatitis C Clinic Celebrates 1,000 Cures

Welcome Home: Why Laura Gordon Returned to Trinity Health Muskegon

Welcome Home is a series of articles featuring colleagues who chose to work at Trinity Health above other organizations or who left health care and later answered the call to return to a career of service and healing in Muskegon. To sum it up, Laura Gordon returned to nursing at Trinity Health for this important … Read more Welcome Home: Why Laura Gordon Returned to Trinity Health Muskegon

Three Nutrition Services Staff Honored with January Friends of Nursing Award

It is not often that multiple people from one team are selected as Friends of Nursing, but that is what happened in January. What follows is taken directly from the nominator’s comments: The whole team does an amazing job. They are so friendly, fast, and efficient. My coworkers always compliment how polite everyone is. We … Read more Three Nutrition Services Staff Honored with January Friends of Nursing Award

Welcome Home: Why Steve Procunier, RN, MSN, Chose to Work at Mercy Health Muskegon

Welcome Home is a series of articles featuring colleagues who chose to work at Mercy Health above other organizations or who left health care and later answered the call to return to a career of service and healing in Muskegon. Steve Procunier didn’t start out in health care. He pursued a career in nursing because … Read more Welcome Home: Why Steve Procunier, RN, MSN, Chose to Work at Mercy Health Muskegon

Colleague Wellness Lounge Offers Rest and Relaxation for Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Staff

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s colleagues now have a new space to relax and refresh with the opening of the Colleague Wellness Lounge. The lounge officially opened for colleagues on Monday, March 21 with a dedication and blessing. “We are thrilled to have this new space for colleagues to enjoy,” said Matt Biersack, MD, president of … Read more Colleague Wellness Lounge Offers Rest and Relaxation for Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Staff

A Healthy Breakfast Starts Here

Make this quick and delicious Rainbow Frittata for next breakfast. We like this because it’s simple, tasty and a great way to incorporate more vegetables into our diet. Ingredients Ingredient Checklist Nonstick cooking spray ¼ cup 1/2-inch pieces sweet potato ¼ cup 1/2-inch pieces yellow sweet pepper ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh broccoli 8 omega-3 … Read more A Healthy Breakfast Starts Here

Working 55 Years at Mercy Health in Muskegon: Meet Elaine Walker

To see her face or hear her voice, you’d never imagine Elaine Walker is 76 years old and has been working fulltime for 55 years. “The years went by very, very fast. I was 21 when I started working at Hackley Hospital in 1967.” The former Hackley Hospital is one of three hospitals in Muskegon … Read more Working 55 Years at Mercy Health in Muskegon: Meet Elaine Walker

Kidney Donation Unites Five Strangers in Three States

Jennifer (Jen) Figures’ path to receive a kidney donation almost sounds like the theme of The Brady Bunch. Jennifer met a willing donor named Katie Vreeland, but Vreeland wasn’t a match. A similar situation was happening in Panama City, Florida, where Cindy Rounds was eager to donate to Trey Timmins, her best friend’s husband, but … Read more Kidney Donation Unites Five Strangers in Three States

COVID-19: What We Learned Over Two Years of The Pandemic

For more than two years, health care workers have been put to the test. Aside from the normal kidney stones, broken ankles, contusions, infections, and sprains – they have endured 24 months (and counting) of COVID-19 – and their lives will never be the same. “Nursing is a tough profession as it is, and with … Read more COVID-19: What We Learned Over Two Years of The Pandemic

An Unexpected Broken Heart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpTbmlqJZXE “If you had gone to sleep tonight, you wouldn’t have woken up.” These are the sobering words Tim Lopez’s medical team said to him before his emergency open heart surgery in September 2021. For this 42-year-old, lifelong Muskegon resident, his survival and recovery after an extremely rare condition — an aortic dissection — is … Read more An Unexpected Broken Heart