Mercy Health Hepatitis C Clinic Celebrates 1,000 Cures

Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne infection worldwide, and the number of people living with this disease in the U.S. is staggering. Hepatitis C is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver. Chronic hepatitis C causes scars and inflammation in the liver that can lead to extensive scarring or fibrosis (stiffening of the … Read more Mercy Health Hepatitis C Clinic Celebrates 1,000 Cures

Congratulations to Elaine Engelsman, DNP, Nurse Practitioner of the Year

Elaine Engelsman, DNP, was honored as Michigan’s Council of Nurse Practitioners’ 2019 Nurse Practitioner of the Year during a recent conference. Engelsman helped found and helps run the Hepatitis C Clinic at Mercy Health Muskegon.  Below is an excerpt from her nomination form: “Elaine Engelsman, DNP, is an excellent example of a nurse practitioner making … Read more Congratulations to Elaine Engelsman, DNP, Nurse Practitioner of the Year

Mercy Health Muskegon Hepatitis C Clinic Achieves 500 Cures

Breaking down the stigma of diagnosis; encouraging patients to seek treatment Mercy Health Muskegon’s Hepatitis C Clinic, a statewide leader in the battle against the world’s most common blood-borne infection, set a major milestone this month, achieving its 500th patient cured from Hepatitis C. Since opening in 2011 at the Mercy Health Muskegon Hackley Hospital … Read more Mercy Health Muskegon Hepatitis C Clinic Achieves 500 Cures

Hepatitis C Clinic Brings Comprehensive Care to Grand Rapids

It’s like something out of a nightmare: a silent, symptomless disease that causes liver damage, cancer and even death. Unfortunately, Hepatitis C is very real, and according to the Centers for Disease Control, chronic Hepatitis C affects an estimated four million people in the United States. A viral infection of the liver, Hepatitis C is … Read more Hepatitis C Clinic Brings Comprehensive Care to Grand Rapids