Mercy Health Bariatric Programs Earn Re-accreditation

Muskegon and Saint Mary’s have been accredited since 2006 and 2010, respectively Mercy Health — at both Saint Mary’s and in Muskegon — recently received re-accreditation as a Bariatric program from Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a national bariatric surgery program that works with accredited hospitals to meet bariatric surgery … Read more Mercy Health Bariatric Programs Earn Re-accreditation

Bariatric Patient Enjoys His Favorite Hobby Again

Juan Rocha shares his 150 lb. journey In his mind, Juan Rocha stood out in a crowd, but not for any reason that he was proud of. Lacking self-confidence and suffering from several comorbidities, including diabetes and high blood pressure, Rocha was also in a lot of pain. In his youth, Rocha was thin and … Read more Bariatric Patient Enjoys His Favorite Hobby Again

From Spectator to Participant

A physician’s journey from obesity to wellness In January 2017, Paul Kemmeter, MD, FACS — bariatric surgeon of Grand Health Partners and medical director of the bariatric program at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s — visited the office of Mercy Health Physician Partners Caledonia to speak with staff about the benefits of gastric bypass surgery for … Read more From Spectator to Participant