June 2019 DAISY Award Recipient Jessica Sayer “Was My Light” for Patient

In November 2018, Jessica Sayer, a nurse on PMU, was nominated for a DAISY Award by a patient. Sayer’s compassionate care and advocacy for patients exemplify her to our patients and their families. Our staff recognizes her as an outstanding role model. The Work Environment Council selected Sayer to receive the June 2019 Daisy Award. … Read more June 2019 DAISY Award Recipient Jessica Sayer “Was My Light” for Patient

Retirement Announcement of Liz Murphy, Chief Nursing Officer, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

Elizabeth (Liz) Murphy, BScN, MSBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer (CNO), announces her retirement. Murphy has been widely recognized as an innovative leader and a tireless advocate of nurses and the nursing profession. Her last day will be November 5, 2019. Combining her passion for nursing excellence, … Read more Retirement Announcement of Liz Murphy, Chief Nursing Officer, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

“She Was There When I Was All Alone;” Patient Nominates Christina Moore for DAISY Award

Congratulations to Christina Moore, who works on 8 Main at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, for being the DAISY Award recipient for April 2019. Nominated by a patient who was undergoing an extremely difficult diagnosis, Moore went above and beyond for this patient by advocating for her personalized health care needs. The patient’s nomination for Moore … Read more “She Was There When I Was All Alone;” Patient Nominates Christina Moore for DAISY Award

“Devoted to Nurturing Nurses,” Liz Murphy Receives West Michigan Woman Brilliance Award for Mentorship

Congratulations to chief nursing officer for Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, Liz Murphy, BScN, MSBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, for receiving a West Michigan Woman Brilliance Award in the category of Mentorship for 2019. Nominated by Dave McEwen, chief operating officer for Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, Murphy was recognized for her devotion to nurses and the nursing … Read more “Devoted to Nurturing Nurses,” Liz Murphy Receives West Michigan Woman Brilliance Award for Mentorship

DAISY Award Recipient Raf Ohli Will “Hold Special Place in Hearts” of Patient Family

Congratulations to Rafael Ohli, BSN, who works on Hauenstein 2 as an ICU nurse, for receiving the DAISY Award for Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in February 2019. The skill and compassionate care Ohli demonstrates to our patients, their families and our staff make him an outstanding role model. The Work Environment Council (of nurses) selected … Read more DAISY Award Recipient Raf Ohli Will “Hold Special Place in Hearts” of Patient Family

Housewide Educational Blitz Demonstrates Culture of Patient Safety

Annual Educational Event Proactively Invited Any Colleague Who Interacts With Patients to Learn Evidence-Based Processes Ongoing education and continual training keep nurses current on evidence-based practices and help keep our patients and colleagues safe. Taught and led by a nursing administrative group known as professional development specialists (PDS), this continual education is held onsite for … Read more Housewide Educational Blitz Demonstrates Culture of Patient Safety

“Nothing Short of Extraordinary Experience” for 17 Cohort 11 RN Residents at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

To celebrate the year-long residency of newly hired registered nurses, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s 11th Cohort presented its evidence-based practice projects to members of Senior Leadership, Nursing Leadership and other nurses at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s on October 16, 2018. For more than three years, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, and more recently, Mercy Health Muskegon … Read more “Nothing Short of Extraordinary Experience” for 17 Cohort 11 RN Residents at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

August 2018 DAISY Award Recipient “Touches Hearts” of Patient Family Members at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

Congratulations to Kyle Beimers, RN, who works in the Intensive Care Unit on Hauenstein 2, who was named as August 2018 DAISY Award recipient at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. Beimers was nominated by several family members of a former patient who stayed on his unit. In the nominations, they repeated that Beimers displayed reverence and … Read more August 2018 DAISY Award Recipient “Touches Hearts” of Patient Family Members at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

“I really can do this, I can be an RN”: Tenth Cohort of RN Residents Shares Lessons

“The RN residency taught me many things, but something that surprised me was that it taught me that I really can do this, I can be an RN,” said Jessica Jeffers, BSN, RN, who works on 3 Lacks at Mercy Health. “This experience really is the best way to get a new nurse going in … Read more “I really can do this, I can be an RN”: Tenth Cohort of RN Residents Shares Lessons

Congratulations to May 2018 DAISY Awardee, Tim Petersen, Nurse from Hauenstein 2

Tim Petersen, RN, from the Intensive Care Unit, Hauenstein 2, at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, was nominated for the DAISY Award by a patient’s family member from earlier in 2018. What made Petersen’s ceremony even more special was the presence of Barnes family, who founded the DAISY Foundation and DAISY Award. The Barnes family and … Read more Congratulations to May 2018 DAISY Awardee, Tim Petersen, Nurse from Hauenstein 2