Trinity Health Saint Mary’s Colleagues Recognized as Hometown Heroes

Karen Kennedy, MD, primary care regional medical director for Trinity Health Medical Group, and Liberty Jacques, DNP, RN, director of Infection Prevention & Control at Trinity Health, have been named two of 11 Hometown Heroes, selected by the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute (GRAAHI). Kennedy, Jacques, and the Trinity Health team worked to address … Read more Trinity Health Saint Mary’s Colleagues Recognized as Hometown Heroes

Kidney Donation Unites Five Strangers in Three States

Jennifer (Jen) Figures’ path to receive a kidney donation almost sounds like the theme of The Brady Bunch. Jennifer met a willing donor named Katie Vreeland, but Vreeland wasn’t a match. A similar situation was happening in Panama City, Florida, where Cindy Rounds was eager to donate to Trey Timmins, her best friend’s husband, but … Read more Kidney Donation Unites Five Strangers in Three States

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Announces Chief Medical Officer

Brandon Francis, MD, MPH, chosen to fill role Grand Rapids, Mich. (March 2, 2022) – Mercy Health Saint Mary’s is pleased to announce Brandon Francis, MD, MPH, as the new chief medical officer, effective mid-May 2022. He will succeed Matt Biersack, MD, who has continued to fill the role on an interim basis after being … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Announces Chief Medical Officer

Love is in the Air at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

It wasn’t exactly a scene out of Grey’s Anatomy, but a love interest bloomed at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in 2017 between Cassie Kozarski and her now-husband, Jeff Kozarski, who are spending their second Valentine’s Day together as a married couple. “On Valentine’s Day we are going out to dinner, I am hoping for some … Read more Love is in the Air at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Nationally Recognized as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek

Grand Rapids, Mich. (January 10, 2022) – Mercy Health Saint Mary’s was named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have provided exceptional care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity Care Hospitals is part of Newsweek’s Best Health … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Nationally Recognized as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Earns 2021 Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

Grand Rapids, Mich. (December 7, 2021) – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s was named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Earns 2021 Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, (Nov. 10, 2021) – Mercy Health Saint Mary’s received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes achievement in protecting patients from harm and error within each respective hospital. The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Baby Born at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s with Same Nurse Attending Who Helped Deliver Mother 26 Years Ago

Twenty-six years ago, June Preisner gave birth to a healthy, happy baby girl named Michaela at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. On Monday, August 30, 2021, Michaela gave birth to a healthy, happy baby boy named Jonah. Nurse Judi Jasperse was there to assist with both deliveries – 26 years apart. “We will always tell him … Read more Baby Born at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s with Same Nurse Attending Who Helped Deliver Mother 26 Years Ago

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Welcomes New President

Matt Biersack, MD, chosen to fill role Grand Rapids, Mich. (August 23, 2021) – After an extensive nationwide search, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s has named Matt Biersack, MD, as its new president, effective immediately. Dr. Biersack has served in an expanded role since March 2021 as interim president in addition to chief medical officer (CMO), … Read more Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Welcomes New President

Final Agreement Clears Way for Innovative Cardiovascular Collaboration to Serve West Michigan

Grand Rapids, Mich., July 26, 2021 – With a joint operating agreement finalized today, the Cardiovascular Network of West Michigan ushers in a new era of collaboration, innovation, expertise and choice for patients across the region. The network brings together Metro Health – University of Michigan Health (becoming University of Michigan Health-West), Mercy Health Saint … Read more Final Agreement Clears Way for Innovative Cardiovascular Collaboration to Serve West Michigan