Remarkable Colleagues: Environmental Services Works Behind the Scenes for Patient and Colleague Safety

Now more than ever, maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness throughout patient-care facilities is crucial. The colleagues responsible for this enormous task are members of Environmental Services (EVS). These days, environmental services workers approach their jobs as if every patient has tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of where the EVS team is cleaning. This vital … Read more Remarkable Colleagues: Environmental Services Works Behind the Scenes for Patient and Colleague Safety

It’s a GEM®!

Have you seen the new electric shuttle on the Mercy Campus? It is the Volunteer Services’ Polaris GEM® scooting around the campus bringing patients and visitors up to the hospital and back to their vehicles. “It arrived on Tuesday, February 25,” said Kathy Daly, manager of Volunteer Services, “and we put it into service right … Read more It’s a GEM®!

Mercy Health Muskegon Announces New Chief Medical Officer, Justin Grill

After an extensive search process, Justin Grill, DO, MHA, M.Ed., HP, has been selected as Mercy Health Muskegon’s new Chief Medical Officer. He succeeds F. Remington Sprague, MD, who will retire on February 15. Dr. Grill has served in various capacities for Mercy Health since 2008, including work in the Urgent Care centers, attending physician … Read more Mercy Health Muskegon Announces New Chief Medical Officer, Justin Grill

Creating an Opportunity for Those “Whose Voices Have Never Been Heard”

Improving Population Health through the Livability Lab and the 100-Day Challenge What if community members from all walks of life — not just government, health or social service experts — could come together to identify barriers to livability (a community’s quality of life) and then test ways to remove those barriers? The Health Project in … Read more Creating an Opportunity for Those “Whose Voices Have Never Been Heard”

Mercy Health Announces Retirement of F. Remington Sprague, MD

We extend our best wishes to F. Remington “Rem” Sprague, MD, on his plans to retire after a very successful 39-year career in health care. His last day will be February 15, 2020. During his tenure, Dr. Sprague has been recognized for his expertise in Internal Medicine, his dedication to patient safety and quality, his … Read more Mercy Health Announces Retirement of F. Remington Sprague, MD

Erica Cotton Honored with July DAISY Award

Nurse Erica Cotton works on the 7th Floor at the Mercy Campus. A patient recently nominated Erica after receiving medical care at Mercy Health Muskegon. Erica’s patient spoke highly of Erica’s bedside manner. What follows is an excerpt of the nomination form for Erica: Erica was always kind, compassionate and competent. Her personality was refreshing … Read more Erica Cotton Honored with July DAISY Award

Federal Grant to Prepare More Nurse Practitioners for Rural Communities

Thanks to a $2.8 million federal grant awarded to Grand Valley State University’s Kirkhof College of Nursing (KCON), more nurse practitioners will be delivering health care to people living in rural or underserved areas in Michigan. The four-year Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Grant, supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of … Read more Federal Grant to Prepare More Nurse Practitioners for Rural Communities

Mercy Health Seaway Run Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Community Fun Walk a Success

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, approximately 2,800 runners and walkers from across West Michigan participated in the Mercy Health Seaway Run, featuring race courses with views of the shorelines of Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan. Once again, Mercy Health Muskegon was the title sponsor of this family-friendly event. More than 500 Mercy Health colleagues signed … Read more Mercy Health Seaway Run Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Community Fun Walk a Success

Basil Lang Receives the Security Relationship-based Care, Unit-based Council Officer Achievement Award

On Wednesday May 15, Basil Lang received the Security Relationship-Based Care Unit-Based Council Officer Achievement Award. Basil began his career with Securitas at Mercy Health in Muskegon in 2007, and he has severed with dignity and integrity each and every day. Officers who work with Basil describe him as being professional, reliable and dedicated to … Read more Basil Lang Receives the Security Relationship-based Care, Unit-based Council Officer Achievement Award

Mercy Health’s Noble Purpose: Transforming Medical Care and Communities

In West Michigan, perhaps no other image better serves to distinguish Mercy Health from other health care organizations than that of the new medical center in Muskegon. It exemplifies Mercy Health’s commitment to delivering the highest quality patient care and to transforming the lives of the underserved by providing opportunities to participate in meaningful work. … Read more Mercy Health’s Noble Purpose: Transforming Medical Care and Communities