Saint Mary’s Foundation Announces Grant to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan for “Dodge the Punch”

Neighborhood barbers will reach out to Black men about health issues GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – (October 20, 2021) – “Dodge the Punch” is back! The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) and Mercy Health’s Browning Claytor Health Center in Grand Rapids will begin training Black barbers to implement the “Dodge the Punch” program, aimed primarily … Read more Saint Mary’s Foundation Announces Grant to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan for “Dodge the Punch”

Medicare and Annual Wellness Visits  

By Mercy Health Including a Glossary of Helpful Terms Taking time to schedule an annual visit with your Primary Care Physician (PCP) could be life-changing because prevention is often the key to living longer, healthier lives. Even if seniors are feeling well or taking very few medications, getting an Annual Wellness Visitcan help your PCP … Read more Medicare and Annual Wellness Visits  

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

Trinity Health Michigan Hospitals Among Most Technologically Advanced in America

CANTON and GRAND RAPIDS, Oct. 15, 2021 — The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) announced that all Trinity Health Michigan hospitals, which includes Mercy Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, have earned 2021 CHIME Digital Health “Most Wired” recognitions.  The annual survey assesses how effectively health care organizations incorporate core and advanced … Read more Trinity Health Michigan Hospitals Among Most Technologically Advanced in America

Your Experienced Guide on a Journey Like No Other

Let’s hope you never have to meet Candy Murphey, RN. That goes for Katie Bouwhuis, RN, and Stacey Newmyer, RN, too. But if you do have to meet them, you couldn’t be in better hands. You would be one of more than 3.8 million women in the U.S.* who are receiving or have completed breast … Read more Your Experienced Guide on a Journey Like No Other

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

Preparing for Flu Season: COVID Boosters & Flu Vaccines

COVID-19 & Flu: What you should know The flu and COVID-19 have some similarities in symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, tiredness, sore throat, runny nose, body aches and stomach issues. If you feel sick with any of those symptoms, or if you’ve been in close contact with a person known to have … Read more Preparing for Flu Season: COVID Boosters & Flu Vaccines

Why Mary Younger Now Feels Younger — and Healthier

Mary Younger (69) knows the temptations that contributed to her weight gain over the years — snacks, desserts, and alcoholic drinks. More specifically: “Potato chips, ice cream, and a drink before dinner.” But thanks to the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) through the YMCA — referred to Younger by her Mercy Health Physician Partners doctor — … Read more Why Mary Younger Now Feels Younger — and Healthier

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

Mercy Health Muskegon Announces Chief Nursing Officer

Linda Dunmore, RN, MSN, chosen to fill role Muskegon, Mich. (October 1, 2021) – After an extensive nationwide search, Mercy Health Muskegon is pleased to announce Linda Dunmore, RN, MSN, as its new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). She has served in an expanded role since May 2021, as both senior director of Clinical Services and … Read more Mercy Health Muskegon Announces Chief Nursing Officer