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New Neurosurgeon Joins Mercy Health Partners

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Contact: Joan K. Kessler
Phone : 231-672-6966

New Neurosurgeon Joins Mercy Health Partners

(Muskegon, MI; August 2, 2012); Mercy Health Partners (MHP) and Shoreline Neurosurgical in Muskegon are pleased to announce the addition of Neurosurgeon Rick Edgar, MD.

Dr. Edgar recently served as Chief Resident, Neurological Surgery at The Ohio State University's College of Medicine, in Columbus, Ohio. Edgar combines the newest techniques in the evolving field of neurosurgery with his genuine concern for each patient.

"Dr. Edgar brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to our health care system. We know that he will be a tremendous asset to our patients and our community," says Dr. Remington Sprague, MHP's Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Edgar joins Christopher Marquart, MD, Neurosurgeon, and Harrison Johnson, MD, Physical Medicine& Rehabilitation Physiatrist, at Shoreline Neurosurgical Consultants.

With the addition of Dr. Edgar, MHP will provide 24/7 emergency neurosurgery coverage.

Dr. Edgar can be reached at Shoreline Neurosurgical Consultants at 231-727-4243.

Mercy Health Partners
Mercy Health Partners, a member of Mercy Health, is a teaching hospital and the second largest health system in West Michigan with more than 4,000 associates, and some 21,000 inpatient discharges and 137,000 emergency/urgent care visits annually. The system has four hospitals and 375 physicians and offers a number of exclusive specialty physician care services for the region.

Mercy Health
Dedicated to providing more personalized care with easier access to specialists and a seamless patient experience, Mercy Health is a multi-location health care system serving West Michigan with five hospital campuses, 58 physician offices, 1,174 physicians, over 800 hospital beds, and 7,200 associates. Mercy Health includes all Mercy Health Partners hospitals and physician offices in Muskegon, Shelby and Norton Shores; Saint Mary's Health Care locations; and Advantage Health/Saint Mary's Medical Group. The system provides services throughout West Michigan including specialties in oncology, cardiology, and orthopedics. Mercy Health is a member of Trinity Health, the fourth largest Catholic health care system in the country.

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