Mercy Health introduces military health programs


Gary Allore. Courtesy Mercy Health

Mercy Health Muskegon and Mercy Health Physician Partners (MHPP) launched a military and veterans’ health program.

The announcement came with a virtual kickoff event on Monday, Oct. 25, via WebEx. Mercy Health created the program to provide greater access to care for those who have served in the armed forces, as well as their families.

The organization’s physicians, nurses and clinicians took part in a special training program to understand the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental impact of deployments on military personnel and their families, in addition to addressing the effects of military service on women’s health.

“With this enhanced learning environment focused on each patient’s military experience, Mercy Health Muskegon and MHPP are positioned to provide a more comprehensive health care experience to our military service members,” said Gary Allore, president of Mercy Health Muskegon. “We are proud and honored to be selected as the first ministry within Trinity Health Michigan to implement this much-needed program for our community.”

Dr. Kristen Woods, president of MHPP, said through the new program, the partners’ health care providers and staff have been trained to respond to the health concerns and challenges specific to the military community.

“The program’s ongoing training consists of becoming familiar with the U.S. military service cultures — active, reserve and National Guard — as well as common diseases, injuries and exposures associated with active duty and deployed service members and veterans,” Woods said.

More information is at Military and Veteran Health Care | Mercy Health.

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