Health Watch is Mercy's community newsletter that provides you with health care information that is important to you and your family.
December 2013 - The Year in Review: What's New in Patient Care, Awards and Milestones, Community Outreach, Support for Mercy
Health Watch Archives
November 2013 - Mike's Story: Knee replacements allow him to run the stairs; Mercy Service Club Celebrates 65 Years; Cherish Your Sleep: A few simple changes could help you sleep better tonight
October 2013 - Gail's Story: She fought the beast and won; Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace; Staying on Track: A new program offers you ongoing support for your weight loss efforts
September 2013 - Karen's Story: Cancer caught early with health screening; Helpful Tips for Avoiding the Flu; Dana's Story: Preeclampsia made Dana's otherwise healthy pregnancy an urgent matter.
August 2013 - Gerard's Story: Physical therapy prevented surgery; EIMCO Employees Shed Pounds with Mercy Health Strides; Msgr. Glovik's Story: No longer a candidate for stents, Msgr. Glovik receives a triple bypass
June 2013 - Mercy Family Pharmacy: Convenient Locations, Expert Advice; Two Mercy Associates Receive Scholarships; Mercy Awards Scholarships to High School Seniors; Mercy Holds First 5K; Cooper's Story: Helping Patientls Through Pet Therapy
May 2013 - John's Story: Surgical Option for Broken Ribs Eliminates Pain and Speeds Healing, Autism Center Summer Programming - A Collaborative Program with Hills & Dales, Meet the Docs: Q&A with Tara Holste, DO, and Lisa Kramer, MD
April 2013 - Sherry's Story: Gallbladder Removed with One Tiny Incision; You Don't Need to Live with Urinary Incontinence; Electronic Fetal Monitoring: Keeping Babies Safer at Mercy
March 2013 - Camdyn's Story: Great Improvement in Speech with Integrated Listening; How's Your Nutrition/Healthy Snacks for Your Children; Safe Sleeping (Mercy Birth Center models the safest sleep practices for newborns, including the use of sleep sacks)
February 2013 - Arlette's Story: Heart Failure Isn't Slowing Her Down; Mercy Red Dress Breakfast; Donna's Story: Lost 40 Pounds with Mercy's Just for You Weight Loss Program; Nursing Scholarships
January 2013 - Susan's Story: Home the Next Day Following Robotic-assisted Hysterectomy, Mercy Earns Certification as Stroke Center, Intuitive Eating: Learning how to eat intuitively can eliminate emotional eating (Two participants share their stories).
December 2012 - 2012: A Year of New Services, Facilities, Technology = Great Results
November 2012 - Katie's Story: New Parents Appreciate Their Mercy Birth Experience; Nicole's Story: Bunion Surgery Has Her Enjoying Life, Pain Free
October 2012 - Chase's Story: Team Collaboration Helps Get Seizures Under Control; New ICU and CVU Showcase Local Artwork; Pat's Story: Treating Sleep Apnea Has Lowered His Weight and Blood Pressure
September 2012 - Patient Communication System: Upgrading the Traditional Nurse Call System Enhances Patient Care; Mercy Cafeteria Eliminates All Fried Foods; Michelle's Story: Her Low Back Pain Went From "Ten to Zero" with Mercy Pain Management.
August 2012 - Growing Stronger, Together: Tour Mercy's New Intensive Care Unit and Cardiovascular Unit, Radiology Connectivity With UIHC Steps Up Patient Care, Palliative Care: A New Program at Mercy Improves the Quality of Life for Patients with Serious Illness
June 2012 - Mike's Story: Stents Prevented Close Call with Heart; Mercy Autism Matters - A New Blog; Jan's Story: From Coma to Rehab to Enjoying Life More Than Ever
May 2012 - DA VINCI: Innovative da Vinci Surgery Coming soon to Mercy; Navigation Bronchoscopy: New technology at Mercy can detect lung cancer earlier
April 2012 - Campaign Goal Reached, New ICU/CVU Scheduled to Open in August; Mercy Participates in Stroke Program; Mercy Nurse among Iowa's Best
March 2012 - Phil's Story: Double Hip Replacement after 10 Years of Pain; Charles's Story: Diabetes Led to Vision Loss and Surgery; Just for You: A Weight Loss Program Based on Your Metabolism
February 2012 - Tony's Story: Feeling Good after Quadruple Bypass and Cardiac Rehab; Mike's Story, Revisited: Following His Doctor's Orders; ER Uses Stopwatches for Heart Attack Patients
January 2012- The Mathews' Story: Miracle Babies Born at Just 26 Weeks, Mercy's Innovative Weightloss Program: Becky's Story, Knee Replacement/Physical Therapy Patient Story: Dean Dolphin
December 2011 - Rosie's Story: Husband Recognized Stroke Symptoms and Called 911, Mercy Year in Review
November 2011 - Vocal Cord Dysfunction Patient Story: Marilyn Turner, Bedside Technology Improves Safety & Quality
October 2011 - Corneal Transplant Patient Story: Peggy Dickson, Cath Lab Patient Story: Clara Richman
September 2011 - Sleep Study Patient Story: Ed Wilgenbusch, New Programs for Weight Management
July, 2011 - Mercy Workforce Health Initiative, Quit Using Tobacco, EATS: Therapy Program Helps Difficult Eaters
May, 2011 - Iowa's First Senior ER, Autism Center Summer Programs, Rehab Patient Story: Becky Demmer
March, 2011 - Carotid Stenting Patient: Mike Widmeier, Colon Cancer Patient: Bill Sweeney