COVID-19: What We Learned Over Two Years of The Pandemic

For more than two years, health care workers have been put to the test. Aside from the normal kidney stones, broken ankles, contusions, infections, and sprains – they have endured 24 months (and counting) of COVID-19 – and their lives will never be the same. “Nursing is a tough profession as it is, and with … Read more COVID-19: What We Learned Over Two Years of The Pandemic

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

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

Physician & Nurse leaders from 21 hospital systems across Michigan plead for vaccinations

An open letter urges Michiganders to get vaccinated before it’s too late DETROIT, Mich. (Sept. 1) – Medical leaders from 21 hospital systems signed an open letter to Michigan residents pleading for people to get vaccinated. The letter comes after an increase of COVID-19 cases across the state, which leaders warn could turn into a … Read more Physician & Nurse leaders from 21 hospital systems across Michigan plead for vaccinations

FDA Grants Full Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The approval replaces the emergency use authorization (EUA) granted by the agency on December 11, 2020 for use of the vaccine in individuals 16 years of age and older. “The public is counting on safe and effective vaccines and we are … Read more FDA Grants Full Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccines & Values

You can’t exactly pinpoint to the Bible and find, “Thou Shalt Get Vaccinated,” but when looking for answers about the COVID-19 vaccine, dealing with an international healthcare crisis, and serving our neighbor – there are several examples in Christian faith and in Trinity Health’s Mission, vision, and values that one can follow. Our country has … Read more Vaccines & Values

West Michigan Vaccine Clinic Requests Volunteers from the Community

Volunteers contributing 20 hours of service or more to qualify for vaccination The West Michigan Vaccination Clinic and its partner organizations want to thank the thousands of people who have responded to our call for volunteers. The generosity of our West Michigan community is incredible. Because of the significant response, we are pausing volunteer signups … Read more West Michigan Vaccine Clinic Requests Volunteers from the Community

“Heaven-sent” Nurse Helps Mom Through Birth During COVID-19 Pandemic

Having a baby can be overwhelming for any family, but preparing to have a baby during the COVID-19 pandemic adds much more stress to the situation. Fortunately for Kate Smith and Tommy Tripp, their birth team at Mercy Health was a trusted family obstetrician and “heaven-sent nurses” who provided excellent care as they prepared to … Read more “Heaven-sent” Nurse Helps Mom Through Birth During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mercy Health Pharmacies Offer Delivery, Curbside Options

Low-contact options for patients amid COVID-19 pandemic Norton Shores, Mich. (April 23, 2020) – Mercy Health Pharmacies now offer delivery and curbside pickup options amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These options offer a low-contact way for patients to receive their medications. Delivery service is now offered at all Mercy Health retail pharmacy locations. To set up … Read more Mercy Health Pharmacies Offer Delivery, Curbside Options

Mercy Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Treat First COVID-19 Patient with Convalescent Plasma

Four Trinity Health Michigan hospitals participating in Mayo program CANTON and MUSKEGON, Mich. (April 19, 2020) – Saint Joseph Mercy Health System has treated its first hospitalized COVID-19 patient at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor hospital with plasma donated by a person who has recovered from COVID-19, as part of the Mayo Clinic Coordinated Expanded … Read more Mercy Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Treat First COVID-19 Patient with Convalescent Plasma