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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
Mercy Health Saint Mary’s is the only hospital in Michigan to receive this award for the fourth year in a row. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Congratulations, Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Receives the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) Get with the Guidelines®–Stroke GOLD PLUS Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Achievement Award!
Scott and Sharon Bylsma Enjoy Life Abundantly Despite ALS Retired Grand Rapids police officer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Scott Bylsma has a strong faith that permeates his entire life. Together with his wife, Sharon, this couple is raising three children and enjoys the love of family, friends and their “tribe.” With his inviting smile … Read more No Victory Over Me!