“Connected” Through Their Care: A Family’s Birth Story at Mercy Health

“We were connected with the staff. They just knew what we needed before we even knew!” said patient Anne, who recently gave birth at the Birth Center at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. Although she was already a patient of Mercy Health Physician Partners, when she became pregnant, Anne and husband Calvin researched a couple of … Read more “Connected” Through Their Care: A Family’s Birth Story at Mercy Health

The Power of Gentle Touch: Volunteers Hold Newborn Babies Experiencing Drug Withdrawal

by Kristen Burke At Mercy Health’s Special Care Nursery in Muskegon, the Gentle Touch for Newborn Support volunteer program is providing necessary comfort and care to babies experiencing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). The volunteers in this program are on-call to visit and hold these babies, giving them the personal contact they need to recover. “Our hospital … Read more The Power of Gentle Touch: Volunteers Hold Newborn Babies Experiencing Drug Withdrawal

Preparing for Baby-Friendly Site Visit at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in March 2018

Being a part of an amazing birth story is the mission of the Mercy Health Birth Center at Saint Mary’s. One way to help ensure all birth stories are amazing is by preparing to become designated as a Baby-Friendly Hospital, with a scheduled site visit on March 15 and 16, 2018. The site visit is … Read more Preparing for Baby-Friendly Site Visit at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in March 2018

Construction Update on the Birth Center at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s – August 2017

Since the last update on the Birth Center Renovation in June, the demolition party, the crew of Elzinga & Volkers has completely gutted the ninth floor. The status is now at Phases 1A and 1B for the unit. “Phase 1 should be complete by the end of 2017,” said Project Manager Brett Lesiewicz. This section … Read more Construction Update on the Birth Center at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s – August 2017