“Just Go!”

Charles Gilfillan, 67, has been proactive about his health. He even kept a BE FAST brochure in his day planner about the signs of stroke: Balance Eyes Face Arms Speech Time. Charles does not have a family history of stroke, but over the years, he has been seeing his cardiologist for minor heart issues and … Read more “Just Go!”

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Neuroscience Department Celebrates First Graduating Class

The Neuroscience department at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s celebrated its first graduating class of residents this month as the program just completed its first four-year term under Mercy Health. The residents completed several areas of study in medical education, which included all aspects of neurology both on the inpatient and outpatient side, participating in research, … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Neuroscience Department Celebrates First Graduating Class

“Revolution in Headache Medicine” Gives Meagan Her Life Back

Living with chronic migraine for as long as she can remember, Meagan Terwee’s life has been changed dramatically through “revolutionary medicine,” thanks to her persistence and the Neurologist Emily Johnson, MD, at Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences. As a child, Terwee would get off the school bus with a headache. “I would ask myself, ‘okay, how … Read more “Revolution in Headache Medicine” Gives Meagan Her Life Back

500 SI Joint Fusion Surgical Cases for Neurosurgeon Jürgen Lüders, MD

Second Most Cases in Nation of Active Surgeons; Most in Entire State Fifteen to 25 percent of lower back pain can be attributed to the sacroiliac (SI) joint, which connects the pelvic bone to the spine. Repetitive motion, injury from accidents and falling and even pregnancy may cause damage to this joint. At Mercy Health, … Read more 500 SI Joint Fusion Surgical Cases for Neurosurgeon Jürgen Lüders, MD

Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences is Partner in $1.66 Million Grant to Transform Health Care for Michigan Children with Epilepsy

Michigan children with epilepsy will see improved outcomes through expanded services funded by a $1.66 million four-year grant that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has received. The grant will fund the Michigan Pediatric Epilepsy Project. The focus of the grant is to improve health outcomes for children and youth with epilepsy, … Read more Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences is Partner in $1.66 Million Grant to Transform Health Care for Michigan Children with Epilepsy

Mercy Health Hauenstein Neuroscience Center Celebrates a Decade of Hope and Healing

Thanks to the thoughtful vision and a generous donation of late philanthropist and community leader, Ralph Hauenstein, the bricks and mortar building of the Mercy Health Hauenstein Neuroscience Center opened in 2009. Located at 220 Cherry St., SE, Grand Rapids, the center is known as an innovative, multidisciplinary destination to treat, diagnose and care for … Read more Mercy Health Hauenstein Neuroscience Center Celebrates a Decade of Hope and Healing

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Receives Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

“With stroke care, you must not only have the best clinicians with access to appropriate resources but also a well-rehearsed ability to act with the greatest efficiency because of the time-critical nature of stroke,” says Herman Sullivan, MD, medical director of Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences. “This certification from DNV GL validates all the effort put … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Receives Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

Annual Nana’s Run Generously Benefits the ALS Program at Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences

Celebrating its fifth year in 2018, Nana’s Run 5K annually raises hundreds of thousands of dollars and helps spread awareness about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a neurodegenerative disease that progressively destroys the motor neurons throughout a person’s body. This year was no different, with Nana’s Run 5K donating money … Read more Annual Nana’s Run Generously Benefits the ALS Program at Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences

Stroke Patients Now Have 24-Hour Window for Neurointervention Care at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s for Acute Stroke Treatment

Patients who experience acute strokes can now be treated through neurointervention treatment up to 24 hours after their last known well time at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, which includes the use of RAPID software. RAPID (Ischemaview) is a software package that helps clinicians determine if neurointervention is a viable option for that patient. This technology … Read more Stroke Patients Now Have 24-Hour Window for Neurointervention Care at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s for Acute Stroke Treatment

Beating the Odds

A burst brain aneurysm results in a remarkable recovery José Cisneros, 28, had nearly completed his 10-hour shift working on an excavation project near Muskegon. It was almost 5 p.m. when he finished lifting and placing heavy castings along a roadway and was checking their alignment. “That’s when I began to feel weird,” Cisneros said. … Read more Beating the Odds