Mercy Health Muskegon Invests in World-Class Technology for Cancer Patients

State-of-the-Art Radiation Oncology Technology at Johnson Family Cancer Center If you or someone close to you has recently been diagnosed with cancer, you know it can be devastating. In addition to the emotional shock that many people experience, understanding the treatment options can be daunting. The bottom line is this: You want to get the … Read more Mercy Health Muskegon Invests in World-Class Technology for Cancer Patients

Lacks Cancer Center and Johnson Family Cancer Center Each Earn Three-year Reaccreditation from Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center and Mercy Health Johnson Family Cancer Center. To earn voluntary accreditation, cancer programs must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered … Read more Lacks Cancer Center and Johnson Family Cancer Center Each Earn Three-year Reaccreditation from Commission on Cancer

A Christmas to Remember

John LaPres’ doctor called on Christmas Eve 2013. Weeks before, John had been diagnosed with a large stomach ulcer. The call was to let John know it was cancer, not an ulcer, and not just any cancer; it rarely had been diagnosed in the United States. And, it was stage IV. “I didn’t know what … Read more A Christmas to Remember

Mercy Health, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health, Michigan Medicine Form Cancer Network of West Michigan

A new initiative to integrate cancer care services in West Michigan will soon give patients broader access to advanced, state-of-the-art, comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and support across leading health care institutions. The Cancer Network of West Michigan, a joint venture between Mercy Health and Metro Health – University of Michigan Health, leverages the combined resources and … Read more Mercy Health, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health, Michigan Medicine Form Cancer Network of West Michigan

Knitting Group Donates Hats to Mercy Health Patients

Each year, as the weather cools and summer turns to fall, the knitting group STITCH-n-TIME from Grant Reformed Church in Grant delivers hats for Mercy Health Muskegon patients. Recently, several STITCH-n-TIME members stopped by with 490 beautifully crocheted and knitted hats. The Office of Philanthropy staff will distribute these to the Johnson Family Cancer Center, … Read more Knitting Group Donates Hats to Mercy Health Patients

Johnson Family Cancer Center Patient & Family Resource Center: A Warm, Welcoming Entry Point Into the World of Information

The first person who ventured into the Johnson Family Cancer Center (JFCC) Patient & Family Resource Center when it opened on November 5, 2013, did not find what he was looking for. The shelves were beautifully stocked with a variety of free resources for patients and families, but this visitor’s particular topic of interest was … Read more Johnson Family Cancer Center Patient & Family Resource Center: A Warm, Welcoming Entry Point Into the World of Information

Johnson Family Cancer Center Patient & Family Resource Center: A Warm, Welcoming Entry Point Into the World of Information

The first person who ventured into the Johnson Family Cancer Center (JFCC) Patient & Family Resource Center when it opened on November 5, 2013, did not find what he was looking for. The shelves were beautifully stocked with a variety of free resources for patients and families, but this visitor’s particular topic of interest was … Read more Johnson Family Cancer Center Patient & Family Resource Center: A Warm, Welcoming Entry Point Into the World of Information

Knitted Hats Benefit Patients at Mercy Health

It has been said that happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family. Mercy Health in Muskegon recently received 385 beautifully handcrafted hats made by the knitting group STICTCH-n-TIME from Grant Reformed Church in Grant, Mich. Our colleagues at the Johnson Family Cancer Center, the Birth Center and the Pediatric Unit will give these … Read more Knitted Hats Benefit Patients at Mercy Health

Mercy Health Cancer Patient Gives “Pockets of Hope”

While overcoming her own three-year battle with breast cancer, Renee Bolde of Whitehall has found comfort and healing by giving hope to others. After recovering from surgeries in 2014 and 2015, Renee is using her talent to make an item designed to help others manage their post-mastectomy drains, which can be problematic, especially during sleep. … Read more Mercy Health Cancer Patient Gives “Pockets of Hope”

High School Volunteer Experience Leads to Health Care Career Plans

When she was in high school, Alessandra (Ali) Lebano, was certain that she wanted to wanted a career in health care as a physician assistant (PA). She had volunteered at the gift shop at the Hackley Campus, but for her first summer following college at Indiana University, she wanted an environment where she could actually … Read more High School Volunteer Experience Leads to Health Care Career Plans