The Truth Squad

Mercy Health’s Continuous Improvement Through Two Patient Advisory Councils Mercy Health is an organization with a sacred commitment to placing patient needs first, often referred to as patient-centered care. So it is no surprise that in both Grand Rapids and Muskegon, patients have been invited to become members of patient councils that offer practical advice … Read more The Truth Squad

Mercy Health Encourages You to Lower Your Risk for Disease

Did you know that according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics eating a healthier diet is one of the first lines of defense in the prevention of type 2 diabetes and heart disease? March is National Nutrition Month, and Mercy Health would like to encourage you to care for yourself, and your loved ones, … Read more Mercy Health Encourages You to Lower Your Risk for Disease

Young at Heart with the Joints to Go with It

A joyful man in his late-70s, Richard Zandstra is in constant motion. He swims, walks, bikes, golfs, gardens and cross country skis in the winter months. Being active is part of his very being. Zandstra wants to live life to the fullest, so that includes remaining healthy and active. “My right knee with the first … Read more Young at Heart with the Joints to Go with It

Mercy Health Breaks Ground on Primary, Urgent Care Facilities in Hudsonville, North Muskegon

Mercy Health has begun work on a new, 20,600 square-foot facility at 3295 32nd Avenue in Hudsonville, and a new 30,000-square-foot facility at 2006 Holton Road, in North Muskegon. The new facilities, expected to open in October and November, respectively, will feature a number of health care services, including primary care, urgent care, X-ray and … Read more Mercy Health Breaks Ground on Primary, Urgent Care Facilities in Hudsonville, North Muskegon

Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day Helps Fund Cardiovascular Research

You can support Go Red for Women by participating in National Wear Red Day® on Friday, February 2, 2018. Cardiovascular disease in the U.S. kills approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that education and lifestyle changes may prevent 80 percent of cardiac events. Go Red for Women advocates for more research … Read more Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day Helps Fund Cardiovascular Research

Patient Describes DAISY Award Recipient Aaron Agrusa as “Friend”

Congratulations to Aaron Agrusa, BSN, RN, from 4 Lacks, who was selected as the DAISY Award recipient in November 2017. Due to his compassionate care for a confused, elderly patient, Agrusa was called a “friend” by this patient. Below is an excerpt from his nomination form: “One day, a confused, elderly patient wandered from his … Read more Patient Describes DAISY Award Recipient Aaron Agrusa as “Friend”

West Side Neighbors Welcome Mercy Health Innovative Primary Care

More than 200 neighbors, local community leaders, colleagues and patients gathered on Thursday, January 11 to attend Mercy Health Physician Partners Innovative Primary Care Open House. Located on the West Side of Grand Rapids, this office is accepting new patients. Drs. Reyelts and Kline and their team will see a wide range of patients, from … Read more West Side Neighbors Welcome Mercy Health Innovative Primary Care

Surrounded by Angels

Bolstered by their faith, Dean and Elaine Salisbury face Parkinson’s head on with grace, acceptance and hope for the future In 2001, at age 62, Dean Salisbury was not particularly thinking of retirement, but he felt it was the right choice to make. He’d been having difficulty writing by hand and typing on the computer, … Read more Surrounded by Angels

Feeling Overwhelmed? Strategies for Managing a Busy Life

Increasing numbers of women are finding it more and more difficult to achieve a healthier life balance. Juggling a family and a career, while still finding time for social activities and personal time, often means all but the most important things get pushed aside. Women, or the women in your life, may feel that managing … Read more Feeling Overwhelmed? Strategies for Managing a Busy Life

Happy New Year from Mercy Health Weight Management!

Another New Year’s celebration has come and gone. With that, many think their opportunity for a healthy start is gone too. Nothing could be further from the truth! While a New Year’s resolution can be a nice springboard into something good, it is much more important to make a full commitment to a healthy lifestyle … Read more Happy New Year from Mercy Health Weight Management!