Since it began as a 15-bed hospital in Grand Rapids in 1893, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s – now a teaching hospital with full Joint Commission accreditation – has been working to improve the health of the community. Today, on the same site, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s is a NICHE Exemplar and Magnet®-recognized hospital with more than 2,500 employees. Also on the main campus are the LEED-certified Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center and Mercy Health Hauenstein Neuroscience Center, in addition to the Mercy Health Wege Institute for Mind, Body and Spirit.

Additional facilities include Mercy Health Southwest Campus in Byron Center, Michigan, housing primary care physicians, specialists, laboratory and radiology services, an outpatient surgery center, and an Emergency department, and Mercy Health Rockford Campus with similar services. In 2011, Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon and Saint Mary’s Health Care came together to form Mercy Heal th for the purpose of offering more coordinated and accessible care to the west Michigan region.

Mercy Health is a multi-campus health care system dedicated to providing highly personalized care, excellent access to primary care providers and specialists and a more informed patient experience. Mercy Health serves West Michigan and the lakeshore with five hospital campuses, 58 physician offices, more than 1,300 medical staff physicians, more than 800 hospital beds and 7,200 colleagues. Mercy Health Physician Partners, a multi-specialty physician network, employs a total of 491 providers: 275 physicians and Advanced Practice Professionals in Grand Rapids and 216 physicians and Advanced Practice Professionals in Muskegon and the lakeshore. The system includes leading teaching hospitals, and renowned clinical leadership in oncology, cardiology, orthopedics, and neurology

We are also part of Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 21 states from coast to coast with 90 hospitals, 128 continuing care facilities and home health and hospice programs that provide nearly 2.8 million visits annually.

Sustainability, or stewardship of our resources (as Pope Francis has asked us to be), is a large part of our core values. Sustainability includes:

• Energy
• Food
• Supplies/Materials
• Hazardous waste (Pharmaceuticals, Lab, aerosols, lead vests, etc)
• Sharps
• Regulated medical waste (RMW)
• HIPAA waste (patient confidential paper)
• Recycle non-HIPAA paper
• Municipal solid waste, reduction of
• Recyclables (toners, cardboard, plastics, sterile wrap, pallets, cooking grease, film, metals, glass)
• Universal waste (batteries, electronic, light bulbs, ballasts)

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s
200 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Forum Representative:

Kent Miller
Director, Environmental Services/Sustainability Officer
(616) 685-6322