Mercy Health Partners opens practice in Ludington

July 29, 2014
Dr. John Cooney

Dr. John Cooney

LUDINGTON – In the wake of Grand Rapids based Spectrum Health taking over Memorial Medical Center, Muskegon’s Mercy Health Partners has announced its first primary care practice in Mason County.  The hospital system announced Monday the opening of Mercy Health Physician Partners Sable Point Family Care, located at 300 S. Rath Avenue, Suite 102, in Ludington.

Dr. John Cooney and physician assistant Brent Johnson are the new Sable Point providers. The practice will serve as a medical home for Ludington and surrounding areas. The practice provides services that include routine office visits, preventative care, chronic disease management, and any sick or urgent needs that might occur for newborns to the elderly.

Brent Johnson, PA

Brent Johnson, PA

Regarding the new practice, Dr. Cooney said, “We are providing a new medical home for the Community. Sable Point Family Care is a place where patients can come to expect exceptional, accessible and individually-focused care, ranging from with those who are well to those who have been hospitalized and need follow-up care.”

Cooney, who specializes in family medicine, earned his medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Johnson earned his M.S. Physician Assistant degree from Central Michigan University. Both previously practiced in Hart.

Mercy Health plans to bring an additional provider to the Sable Point location this fall.

Sable Point Family Care is the first Mercy Health Physician Partners primary care practice in the Ludington area.

Mercy is also offering neurosurgical and cardiology clinics in Mason County. Neurosurgeon Dr. Rick Edgar will see patients during a monthly clinic at the Sable Point practice.

Mercy Health Physician Partners West Shore Cardiology has been serving the Ludington community since 1981. Their eight cardiologists provide inpatient consultations, outpatient clinic appointments, same-day echocardiograms and nuclear stress test interpretation at cardiology clinics held twice weekly at 7 Atkinson Drive. A new cardiac device clinic, held monthly, assists cardiac patients with defibrillator and pacemaker follow up and reprogramming. MHPP cardiologists serving the Ludington community are Ralph Ryan, Mark Meengs, John Skallerup, Daniel West, Thomas Hill, Eric Stuart,  Ionut Oravitan and D. Dirk Bonnema.

In September 2013, the Mercy Health physician hospital organization, Lakeshore Health Network announced the expansion of provider services into the Ludington area. Lakeshore Health Network is a partnership of over 380 primary care and specialty physicians, four hospitals and an extensive network of ancillary providers. LHN serves local residents through a partnership with the community and health care providers to improve health care outcomes. The Ludington-based team LHN includes Linda Mueller, RN, northern clinical network manager, and Lori Goudie, provider relations specialist. Additional team members will be added to serve our expanded network.

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