It Made a Total Difference in My Life

Patient reflects on her bariatric surgery more than a dozen years ago Barbara Johnson, 75, is grateful to be walking on her own two feet. “If I hadn’t had the surgery, I think I’d be in a wheelchair now,” she said. Johnson is referring to bariatric surgery she had 12 years ago. After struggling with … Read more It Made a Total Difference in My Life

Mercy Health Bariatric Programs Earn Re-accreditation

Muskegon and Saint Mary’s have been accredited since 2006 and 2010, respectively Mercy Health — at both Saint Mary’s and in Muskegon — recently received re-accreditation as a Bariatric program from Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a national bariatric surgery program that works with accredited hospitals to meet bariatric surgery … Read more Mercy Health Bariatric Programs Earn Re-accreditation

From Couch to Competitor

How One Woman Lost Weight and Gained an Improved Sense of Self Before undergoing bariatric surgery, Nikki Thompson, 28, would have to exert so much effort while working out, only to hit a wall. A longtime dancer, she wanted to try something different. Thompson turned to running 5Ks as a way to get in shape. … Read more From Couch to Competitor

Mercy Health Muskegon’s Bariatric Team Recognized for Achieving National Standard of Excellence — Again!

In April 2016, Mercy Health Muskegon received notification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) of its re-accreditation as Comprehensive Center for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).  Mercy Health Muskegon has been awarded this national standard of excellence and  accreditation consecutively since 2006. The Bariatric Surgical program at Mercy Health Muskegon is … Read more Mercy Health Muskegon’s Bariatric Team Recognized for Achieving National Standard of Excellence — Again!