Gift from a Stranger: Jean Nelis

The year 2021 will stand out in Jean Nelis’ memory — not only because of COVID-19 — but because it is also the year she received a kidney transplant at age 61. Jean knew ahead of time that a transplant might be coming. In 1998, she was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy. Also known as Berger’s … Read more Gift from a Stranger: Jean Nelis

GVSU, Trinity Health Medical Group leaders celebrate expanded partnership

ALLENDALE, Mich. — Leaders at Grand Valley State University and Trinity Health Medical Group celebrated their expanded partnership during a ribbon-cutting ceremony September 27 at the Campus Health Center. Trinity Health Medical Group is now the service provider for GVSU’s Campus Health Center, 10383 42nd Ave. The agreement expands a partnership between the two organizations. … Read more GVSU, Trinity Health Medical Group leaders celebrate expanded partnership

A New Lease on Life

A bariatric patient’s reflection on life after surgery Chris Burch, 32, went from weighing 350 pounds to weighing 202 pounds, thanks to bariatric surgery. This article reflects on the past year and the profound difference surgery has made in his life. An Unhealthy Lifestyle Obesity ran in my family. In high school, I weighed 220 … Read more A New Lease on Life

Fortune Favors the Bold

No more plus-sized clothing for Alissia Smith After losing 151 pounds, Alissia Smith, 29, has this to say about her bariatric surgery: “My life is definitely better. Overall, I’m pretty satisfied with my life.” Her dramatic change began in September 2020 when bariatric surgeon Brian Gluck, DO, performed her surgery. She has gone from a … Read more Fortune Favors the Bold

The 2022 Trinity Health Browning Claytor Community School Drive

This year’s Browning Claytor school drive was unique. For years, Trinity Health Saint Mary’s has sponsored a backpack giveaway event that was well-received by the community. However, this year, the items given away and how they were distributed were different, but equally successful. Trinity Health Browning Claytor partnered with two local K–8 schools in the … Read more The 2022 Trinity Health Browning Claytor Community School Drive

North Ottawa Community Health System Moves Forward with Joining Trinity Health Michigan

Grand Haven-based Health System Begins New Era on October 1 LIVONIA, Mich., September 20, 2022 – Leaders from North Ottawa Community Health System (NOCHS) and Trinity Health Michigan signed an agreement for NOCHS to become a full member of Trinity Health Michigan, starting October 1. NOCHS becomes the ninth hospital system of Trinity Health Michigan … Read more North Ottawa Community Health System Moves Forward with Joining Trinity Health Michigan

Welcome Home: New Nurse Recommends Trinity Health Muskegon Externship

When seeking a degree in higher education, it never hurts to check out internships and externships that may be available. What’s even better is if students are paid for them. Danielle Najdowski, RN, agrees that getting paid is preferable. A recent nursing school graduate, Najdowski has personal experience with getting paid for her clinical nursing … Read more Welcome Home: New Nurse Recommends Trinity Health Muskegon Externship

Trinity Health Medical Group Announces Chief Medical Officer

Lisa Kinsey Callaway, MD, FHM, chosen to fill role GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (September 1, 2022) – Trinity Health Medical Group is pleased to announce Lisa Kinsey Callaway, MD, FHM, as the new chief medical officer, effective September 12, 2022. She will succeed Thomas Foster, MD, who is returning to a clinical role in Internal Medicine … Read more Trinity Health Medical Group Announces Chief Medical Officer

Trinity Health Saint Mary’s Hosted NICU Reunion

Annual celebration for the smallest patients and their families GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (September 1, 2022) – The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Trinity Health Saint Mary’s, Grand Rapids recently held a NICU Reunion event to celebrate the lives of the hospital’s smallest patients. Nearly 200 “grads,” or children who have been cared for in … Read more Trinity Health Saint Mary’s Hosted NICU Reunion