With “Patience of an Angel,” Elias Abeh, PCA, Receives Friend of Nursing Award for February 2019

Congratulations to Patient Care Assistant Elias Abeh, who has been honored as the Friend of Nursing Awardee on February 4, 2019. Abeh’s dedication to his patients earned him a nomination by Amanda Pifer, BSN, RN, who also works on 8 Main at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. An excerpt of Pifer’s nomination details his exceptional care: … Read more With “Patience of an Angel,” Elias Abeh, PCA, Receives Friend of Nursing Award for February 2019

The Truth Squad

Mercy Health’s Continuous Improvement Through Two Patient Advisory Councils Mercy Health is an organization with a sacred commitment to placing patient needs first, often referred to as patient-centered care. So it is no surprise that in both Grand Rapids and Muskegon, patients have been invited to become members of patient councils that offer practical advice … Read more The Truth Squad

Mercy Health Breaks Ground on Primary, Urgent Care Facilities in Hudsonville, North Muskegon

Mercy Health has begun work on a new, 20,600 square-foot facility at 3295 32nd Avenue in Hudsonville, and a new 30,000-square-foot facility at 2006 Holton Road, in North Muskegon. The new facilities, expected to open in October and November, respectively, will feature a number of health care services, including primary care, urgent care, X-ray and … Read more Mercy Health Breaks Ground on Primary, Urgent Care Facilities in Hudsonville, North Muskegon

Surrounded by Angels

Bolstered by their faith, Dean and Elaine Salisbury face Parkinson’s head on with grace, acceptance and hope for the future In 2001, at age 62, Dean Salisbury was not particularly thinking of retirement, but he felt it was the right choice to make. He’d been having difficulty writing by hand and typing on the computer, … Read more Surrounded by Angels

Happy New Year from Mercy Health Weight Management!

Another New Year’s celebration has come and gone. With that, many think their opportunity for a healthy start is gone too. Nothing could be further from the truth! While a New Year’s resolution can be a nice springboard into something good, it is much more important to make a full commitment to a healthy lifestyle … Read more Happy New Year from Mercy Health Weight Management!

The Healing Touch of a Handmade Gift

Volunteers create unexpected gifts for Mercy Health Patients In Grand Rapids and Whitehall, two independent groups of volunteers — the Mercy Knitters and the ladies from Beads, Beauty & Beyond — meet each week to bring comfort to strangers on a difficult journey. Although the members of these groups have never met, they share a … Read more The Healing Touch of a Handmade Gift

October 2017 DAISY Award Recipient Terri McPheron

The October 2017 DAISY Award recipient is Terri McPheron, RN from the 3rd floor on the Mercy Health Mercy Campus. Terri was nominated by her peer, Nichole Lamb, RN, as well as Holly Knowles, PAC, from Specialists in Hospital Medicine. The following is an excerpt from her nomination form: Terri was recently taking care of a … Read more October 2017 DAISY Award Recipient Terri McPheron

The Mercy Health Muskegon Care of Colleagues Team: Living Our Values Behind the Scenes

At Mercy Health in Muskegon, the Care of Colleagues team is the committee on campus responsible for coordinating many free events dedicated to helping us remember the importance of self-care. You may have attended a few, such as the Colleague Cookout, the Scooby Back to School Carnival, Beat the Heat Ice Cream Social, or maybe … Read more The Mercy Health Muskegon Care of Colleagues Team: Living Our Values Behind the Scenes

Continuing to Bloom

Patient with Pharyngeal Cancer Continues to Thrive If you were to strike up a conversation with Nancy Cool in a grocery store check-out line, you would probably describe her as a type-A, energetic, enthusiastic go-getter. You’d notice that this petite woman with a firmly positive attitude might even have been an athlete. And you’d be … Read more Continuing to Bloom

The Living Our Values Experience Will Create a Common Culture Across All of Our Ministries

By now some Mercy Health colleagues may have heard from others about their “Living Our Values Experience.” That’s because more than 94 colleagues from across West Michigan have participated in this first-ever event. In fact, 67 colleagues have been trained as Table Facilitators to guide small groups through the experience. The Living Our Values Experience … Read more The Living Our Values Experience Will Create a Common Culture Across All of Our Ministries