Mercy Health Muskegon Recognized as One of the Top 10 Percent of Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities in the United States

Cited for care that is effective, efficient, timely and patient-centered Of 868 inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) nationwide, Mercy Health Muskegon qualified to be ranked in the IRF database of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSmr) in 2018. “This recognition truly signifies the type of care all of our patients receive on the acute rehab … Read more Mercy Health Muskegon Recognized as One of the Top 10 Percent of Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities in the United States

Kidney Transplant Recipient Becomes Mom for First Time; Thanks Kidney Transplant Team for New Life for Herself and Son

Every baby is special and a miracle. Newborn Michael Frias, born in January 2019, takes it to another level: three years before he was born, his father donated his kidney to his mother, making his life possible not once, but twice over. “When we were first dating in 2014, I told my now-husband Mike, ‘I … Read more Kidney Transplant Recipient Becomes Mom for First Time; Thanks Kidney Transplant Team for New Life for Herself and Son

DAISY Award Recipient Raf Ohli Will “Hold Special Place in Hearts” of Patient Family

Congratulations to Rafael Ohli, BSN, who works on Hauenstein 2 as an ICU nurse, for receiving the DAISY Award for Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in February 2019. The skill and compassionate care Ohli demonstrates to our patients, their families and our staff make him an outstanding role model. The Work Environment Council (of nurses) selected … Read more DAISY Award Recipient Raf Ohli Will “Hold Special Place in Hearts” of Patient Family

Awareness is Key to Addressing Substance Use Disorder

The numbers are sobering. In its 2018 Annual Surveillance Report of Drug-Related Risks and Outcomes — United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, in 2016, an estimated 48.5 million persons in the U.S., or 18 percent of persons aged 12 years and older, reported use of illicit drugs or misuse … Read more Awareness is Key to Addressing Substance Use Disorder

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Announces New Director of Mission Integration

As director of Mission Integration, Scott Opperman will have a dual reporting relationship to Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Interim President David Baumgartner and Michael Sanderl, Chief Mission Officer for Mercy Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. He will serve as a member of the Saint Mary’s Senior Leadership Team, where he will provide strategic … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Announces New Director of Mission Integration

Celebrating Doctors’ Day, March 31, 2019: A Reflection

By Rev. Kathy Schell, M.Div., BCC Mission Leader, Saint Joseph Mercy Chelsea “So what keeps you coming back every day to work as a doctor?” I asked. With a perfectly straight face, he replied, “Hey, it’s all about the EMR! I love it!” When we finally ceased laughing, he added, “Seriously, it’s about the people.” … Read more Celebrating Doctors’ Day, March 31, 2019: A Reflection

Mercy Health Colleague Celebrates 1,000th Delivery

On Friday, March 15, 2019 Connie Hill, RN, celebrated the delivery of her 1,000th baby at the Birth Center at Mercy Health Hackley (N2 Labor & Delivery)! To make this milestone even more exciting, it was also Connie’s birthday. Hill has worked in Labor & Delivery for more than eight years and has counted every delivery … Read more Mercy Health Colleague Celebrates 1,000th Delivery

Remarkable Milestone: 51 Years Working at Mercy Health

If you have called into the main phone line at Mercy Health Muskegon at any time during the past 51 years, you likely are familiar with the soothing voice of Nancy Bogue, PBX operator, Mercy Health. Bogue and her fellow PBX (public broadcast exchange) operators answer the call for Mercy Health Muskegon 24 hours a … Read more Remarkable Milestone: 51 Years Working at Mercy Health

DAISY Award Recipient, Danielle Villa, RN

The most recent Mercy Health Muskegon DAISY Award recipient is Danielle Villa, RN, from the Medical/Surgical Floor, 4 East on the Mercy Campus. Danielle was nominated by one of her fellow nursing colleagues. During a follow-up patient discharge phone call, the patient stated the following about her care: “During her hospital stay, she wasn’t feeling … Read more DAISY Award Recipient, Danielle Villa, RN

Mercy Health Muskegon 2019 Student Heart Screenings Serve Hundreds of Students During Four Free Events

On March 13, 100 students participated in Mercy Health Muskegon’s Student Heart Screenings. Heart screenings are a simple, quick method that may identify heart conditions that could increase a child’s risk of complications during physical activity and/or athletic competition. Each screening consists of a blood pressure check, health questionnaire, 12-lead EKG, physician exam, and if … Read more Mercy Health Muskegon 2019 Student Heart Screenings Serve Hundreds of Students During Four Free Events