Mercy Health Sparta Health Center Receives Award from Migrant Legal Aid

The Mercy Health Sparta Health Center team has earned the Migrant Legal Aid “Extraordinary Service in Extraordinary Times” Award for their work during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in administering vaccines to the migrant population in West Michigan. Mercy Health estimates approximately 800 migrant community members in northern Kent County were vaccinated by its … Read more Mercy Health Sparta Health Center Receives Award from Migrant Legal Aid

Breast Cancer Journey Walked with Friends

Imagine getting the phone call that changes your life – that you have breast cancer. Then, imagine getting a phone call from two of your best friends in that same month who have the same diagnosis, and will be going through the cancer journey with you. “I remember it like yesterday – It was October … Read more Breast Cancer Journey Walked with Friends

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Colleagues Participate in American Heart Association Walk

Nearly 100 Mercy Health Saint Mary’s colleagues laced up their sneakers and walked together for the American Heart Association’s Grand Rapids’ Digital Heart Walk. The walk took place on a beautiful, sunny fall day Thursday, September 30th. Colleagues started the walk at noon departing from the Mercy Health Saint Mary’s hospital parking lot, going down … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Colleagues Participate in American Heart Association Walk

Doctors have concerns and questions about Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm® (Aducanumab), on the market for patients

Aduhelm® (Aducanumab) was approved by the FDA on June 7, 2021, for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. To learn more about Aduhelm please click here. Aduhelm® (Aducanumab) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 7, 2021. It is the first medication approved by the FDA for slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s … Read more Doctors have concerns and questions about Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm® (Aducanumab), on the market for patients

Baby Born at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s with Same Nurse Attending Who Helped Deliver Mother 26 Years Ago

Twenty-six years ago, June Preisner gave birth to a healthy, happy baby girl named Michaela at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. On Monday, August 30, 2021, Michaela gave birth to a healthy, happy baby boy named Jonah. Nurse Judi Jasperse was there to assist with both deliveries – 26 years apart. “We will always tell him … Read more Baby Born at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s with Same Nurse Attending Who Helped Deliver Mother 26 Years Ago

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s First Hospital in Michigan Using New Remote Patient-Care Technology

Paul Bailey longs for the day he can clean and fillet his catch after fishing at the lake, do small jobs around the house with his tools, play tennis, and dine in at restaurants. “Right now, it’s just not possible with my tremors. I make a mess and spill all over,” said Bailey, who suffers … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s First Hospital in Michigan Using New Remote Patient-Care Technology

FDA Grants Full Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The approval replaces the emergency use authorization (EUA) granted by the agency on December 11, 2020 for use of the vaccine in individuals 16 years of age and older. “The public is counting on safe and effective vaccines and we are … Read more FDA Grants Full Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Celebrates 128th Anniversary

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s celebrated its 128th Anniversary, known as Founders Day, on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Colleagues were invited to a walk-thru celebration and received a complimentary beverage and dessert. They also signed posters and recognized colleagues who have inspired and mentored their health care journey. Saint Mary’s was born on August 18, 1893 … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Celebrates 128th Anniversary

Browning Claytor Health Center and WCSG Partner for Backpack Giveaway

Hundreds of kids are going back to school with a new backpack full of necessary supplies to get them prepped for learning, thanks to a generous donation from the Saint Mary’s Foundation. Browning Claytor Health Center, one of Mercy Health’s primary care offices located in the Madison Square neighborhood, partnered with radio station WCSG in … Read more Browning Claytor Health Center and WCSG Partner for Backpack Giveaway

COVID-19 Delta Variant Cases Increasing in West Michigan

With the Delta variant causing COVID-19 cases to rise in the United States, health care professionals are continuing to urge Americans to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, more than 99-percent of all deaths from COVID-19 infections are in unvaccinated persons. “The vaccine does exactly what it should, which is minimize the symptoms, prevent you from … Read more COVID-19 Delta Variant Cases Increasing in West Michigan