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Keeping Our Children Safe 

Keeping children safe is a top priority for the Mercy Health team, and we have many programs in place to ensure that Muskegon area kids are as safe as possible — whether they are in our direct care or not.

Inpatient Pediatric Care Unit

Our inpatient pediatric care unit is managed by Lisa Kluting, Clinical Leader and RN. She is happy to answer any questions you have about our unit, or about inpatient pediatric care with us. Call 231-672-6159 for more information.

Outpatient Surgery for Kids

The tonsillectomy and the ear tube placement are both very common outpatient procedures many kids undergo. We do all we can to ensure your child is comfortable during the procedure, and that you have all the critical aftercare information to make sure your child recovers properly.

For more information on outpatient surgery for kids, please contact Kim McElhaney, RN, Clinical Leader for Muskegon General Surgery, at 231-672-6159.

Safe Kids West Michigan

By promoting auto, bicycle, water and other forms of safety, our Safe Kids West Michigan program is dedicated to preventing accidental childhood injury.

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For more information on Safe Kids, contact Holly Alway, Safe Kids Coordinator, at 231-672-4910 or email her at alwayh@mercyhealth.com.

Safe Surrender

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You can surrender your newborn baby, no more than 72 hours old, to an employee who is inside and on duty at a hospital, fire department, police station, or by calling 9-1-1. Surrendering your baby is safe, legal and anonymous and it releases the newborn for placement with an adoptive family. For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/safedelivery or call the Safe Delivery Hotline at 1-866-733-7733.

Healthy Kids Rewards Program

Kids get rewarded for all sorts of things these days, so why not reward them for practicing good health habits? We have a pediatric incentive program at Mercy Health Physician Partners Lakeshore Family Care that just may work well for you at home.

Create a monthly calendar, and each time your child eats a healthy food or engages in physical activity, reward them with a star. Based on the number of stars they have at the end of the month, you can reward them with a prize for good behavior.

High School Student Heart Screenings

The heart screenings attempt to identify any pre-existing heart conditions that could potentially increase a student's risk of vigorous physical activity and/or athletic competition. High School Student Heart Screenings are a five-step process that take place at the Mercy Health Hackley Campus Youngberg Auditorium and are completed in approximately 15 minutes:

Mercy Health High School Student Heart Screenings are free and open to any High School student. Each student must have a parent or guardian's consent to undergo the screening. The student must be in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. More information will be coming about when Student Heart Screenings will be scheduled for 2015.

Contact Us

Holly Alway, Safe Kids West Michigan Coordinator
Mercy Health Muskegon
1500 E. Sherman Blvd.
Muskegon, MI 49444  Map
Phone: 231-672-4910
alwayh@mercyhealth.com


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