Trinity Health and Community Partners Come Together: Mental Health for Everyone

The death of Patrick Lyoya and the subsequent release of videos depicting his death are devastating. We recognize that seeing these events unfold on television and social media are traumatic and can strain physical and mental health. As community providers committed to the health of the people we serve, we understand the damaging effects cumulative … Read more Trinity Health and Community Partners Come Together: Mental Health for Everyone

Trinity Health Saint Mary’s Colleagues Recognized as Hometown Heroes

Karen Kennedy, MD, primary care regional medical director for Trinity Health Medical Group, and Liberty Jacques, DNP, RN, director of Infection Prevention & Control at Trinity Health, have been named two of 11 Hometown Heroes, selected by the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute (GRAAHI). Kennedy, Jacques, and the Trinity Health team worked to address … Read more Trinity Health Saint Mary’s Colleagues Recognized as Hometown Heroes

March Madness Leads to “Surreal Experience” for Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Colleague

When Dequindre Wiggins knew his sister’s basketball team was advancing to the NCAA women’s basketball Sweet Sixteen, the only thing standing in his way to watch her play — was work. “I messaged several co-workers in a group chat about getting the day off or leaving early to see my sister play,” said Wiggins. “My … Read more March Madness Leads to “Surreal Experience” for Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Colleague

Colleague Wellness Lounge Offers Rest and Relaxation for Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Staff

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s colleagues now have a new space to relax and refresh with the opening of the Colleague Wellness Lounge. The lounge officially opened for colleagues on Monday, March 21 with a dedication and blessing. “We are thrilled to have this new space for colleagues to enjoy,” said Matt Biersack, MD, president of … Read more Colleague Wellness Lounge Offers Rest and Relaxation for Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Staff

Kidney Donation Unites Five Strangers in Three States

Jennifer (Jen) Figures’ path to receive a kidney donation almost sounds like the theme of The Brady Bunch. Jennifer met a willing donor named Katie Vreeland, but Vreeland wasn’t a match. A similar situation was happening in Panama City, Florida, where Cindy Rounds was eager to donate to Trey Timmins, her best friend’s husband, but … Read more Kidney Donation Unites Five Strangers in Three States

Love is in the Air at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

It wasn’t exactly a scene out of Grey’s Anatomy, but a love interest bloomed at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in 2017 between Cassie Kozarski and her now-husband, Jeff Kozarski, who are spending their second Valentine’s Day together as a married couple. “On Valentine’s Day we are going out to dinner, I am hoping for some … Read more Love is in the Air at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

Grand Rapids Neighbors Take Neurology Residents Under Their Wings

Imagine the isolation of a new city, a new job, and new beginnings – in the middle of a pandemic. That has been the reality for Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Neurology residents.  Luckily, the Grand Rapids Appreciates New Doctors (GRANDs) program, has been there to make the journey less isolating. “The COVID-19 pandemic definitely didn’t … Read more Grand Rapids Neighbors Take Neurology Residents Under Their Wings

Omicron Variant Causing Record-Breaking Rise in COVID-19 Cases

We know you’re tired of COVID-19 – trust us, we are too. As one Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse recently told us, “Everyone is fed up with COVID, but there is no group more fed up than frontline health care workers. Get vaccinated.” Driven by the Omicron variant, COVID-19 cases are … Read more Omicron Variant Causing Record-Breaking Rise in COVID-19 Cases

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