Why People Continue to Delay Cardiovascular Care

More than one-third of adults in the U.S. have skipped or delayed necessary medical care due to fear of COVID-19 exposure and limited care access during the pandemic, according to research funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. So why have people delayed or skipped necessary care? It’s primarily a question of perceived risk, says Mercy … Read more Why People Continue to Delay Cardiovascular Care

COVID-19 Vaccination Update (2/23/21)

Our vaccine supply from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services remains steady with vaccine still currently allocated at 60 percent to health departments and 40 percent to health systems across the state. We continue our strategy of providing our vaccine allotment to our local health departments and employed physician groups, where eligible community … Read more COVID-19 Vaccination Update (2/23/21)

Mercy Health Colleague Spotlight

In celebration of Black History Month, Mercy Health is spotlighting some of our many colleagues who are contributing to the health and safety of our patients and the communities of West Michigan. Tanisha Norman CPhT, LPhT     Technician, 340B Purchasing Analyst  Mercy Health Question: How long have you been working at Mercy Health? What is your … Read more Mercy Health Colleague Spotlight

Mercy Health Colleague Spotlight

In celebration of Black History Month, Mercy Health is spotlighting some of our many colleagues who are contributing to the health and safety of our patients and the communities of West Michigan. Ashley Screws, MD Anesthesiologist Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Dr. Ashley Screws is originally from Detroit but has lived many places for her studies. … Read more Mercy Health Colleague Spotlight

Feta Kale Salad with a Honey-Garlic Vinaigrette

Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 large bunch kale ½ cup blueberries (or seasonal fruit of your choice) ½ cup crumbled feta Salt and pepper to taste Dressing: ½ cup canola (or other vegetable) oil ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 1 tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. honey 1 Tbsp. minced garlic Directions: Make the dressing: combine oil, vinegar, … Read more Feta Kale Salad with a Honey-Garlic Vinaigrette

Spotlight on Mercy Health Colleagues During Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, Mercy Health is spotlighting some of our many colleagues in Muskegon and Grand Rapids who are contributing to the health and safety of our patients and the communities of West Michigan.   Below you will find links to the various profiles of colleagues we have highlighted in February. They … Read more Spotlight on Mercy Health Colleagues During Black History Month

Seasonal Eating During the Dark Days of a Michigan Winter 

Did you know you can still eat local Michigan produce even on a 6-degree, snowy February day? It’s true — there are greens galore, root vegetables for days, and apples aplenty. Not to mention all the frozen or preserved foods that are available. How are we growing greens with a foot of snow on the … Read more Seasonal Eating During the Dark Days of a Michigan Winter 

Mercy Health February 2021 DAISY Award Recipient

Stephanie “Marie” DeWildt BSN, RN, was nominated for this prestigious award by one of her patients. The nomination read: “Stephanie “Marie” DeWildt, BSN, RN, works in Hauenstein Neurosciences Center. She has been caring for me for several years. It is important to thank her and share my story of why Marie is so special. “When … Read more Mercy Health February 2021 DAISY Award Recipient

December 2020 Mercy Health Friend of Nursing Award Recipient

Emily Tassoni, a certified Psych Technician from Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Psych Med Unit was nominated in September 2020 for the Friend of Nursing Award. Our staff recognizes Emily as an outstanding role model. The Nursing Practice & Environment Council (NPEC) agrees and selected Emily to receive the Friend of Nursing Award for December 2020.  … Read more December 2020 Mercy Health Friend of Nursing Award Recipient