“Well-oiled Machine” – Comprehensive Stroke Team Saves Out-of-Towner’s Life

“Out of the way, coming through!” Overhead lights whizzed by 61-year-old Andrew Barta, who was lying on his back, immobile. He was having a massive stroke. As the clinical team raced Barta on a stretcher from the Emergency Department at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s to Interventional Radiology for an emergent mechanical thrombectomy, one of the … Read more “Well-oiled Machine” – Comprehensive Stroke Team Saves Out-of-Towner’s Life

Baljit Deol, MD, Neurointerventionalist Receives Physician Appreciation Award

Each quarter, an outstanding physician is selected for the Physician Appreciation Award, and none is more deserving than the fall 2018 recipient, Baljit Deol, MD, neurointerventionalist. Below is an excerpt from his nomination form: “Mercy Health and our community are very lucky to have Dr. Deol working in the Neurointervention department. Whether his patients are … Read more Baljit Deol, MD, Neurointerventionalist Receives Physician Appreciation Award

Beating the Odds

A burst brain aneurysm results in a remarkable recovery José Cisneros, 28, had nearly completed his 10-hour shift working on an excavation project near Muskegon. It was almost 5 p.m. when he finished lifting and placing heavy castings along a roadway and was checking their alignment. “That’s when I began to feel weird,” Cisneros said. … Read more Beating the Odds

Two for Two: The Second Time a Rare, Dramatic Procedure is Performed Saves Two Lives

“It was a matter of the right place, at the right time,” said Mindy Simon, 37, of her experience at Mercy Health. At five weeks pregnant, Simon underwent a dramatic procedure— only the second time ever in the country — to remove a blood clot from her brain on December 2, 2016 to save not … Read more Two for Two: The Second Time a Rare, Dramatic Procedure is Performed Saves Two Lives