Michigan Leads Nation in Spread of COVID-19: Why it’s Spreading and How to Protect Yourself if COVID-19 is in Your Home

Medical teams are exhausted. There is tremendous strain across our health care system due to the COVID-19 response and other demands our teams face to care for seriously ill patients. CDC data shows that Michigan leads the nation in the spread of the COVID-19 virus and in the number of new COVID-19 cases. Positivity rates … Read more Michigan Leads Nation in Spread of COVID-19: Why it’s Spreading and How to Protect Yourself if COVID-19 is in Your Home

Muskegon Area Nurse Honor Guard Pays Tribute to Heroes Who Have Passed

When a military member dies, an Honor Guard pays tribute at the funeral by attending — in uniform — to pay respect. The Muskegon Area Nurse Honor Guard serves in a similar role – by honoring nurses who pass with a ceremony at their funeral, releasing them from their earthly duties. “Nursing is not a … Read more Muskegon Area Nurse Honor Guard Pays Tribute to Heroes Who Have Passed

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

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

Vaccines & Values

You can’t exactly pinpoint to the Bible and find, “Thou Shalt Get Vaccinated,” but when looking for answers about the COVID-19 vaccine, dealing with an international healthcare crisis, and serving our neighbor – there are several examples in Christian faith and in Trinity Health’s Mission, vision, and values that one can follow. Our country has … Read more Vaccines & Values