Faculty & Staff Newsletter

May 10, 2022

Mercy Café Menu

Submitted by Steve Joyce

Mercy Café Menu

Wildwood Summer Meetup

Submitted by Melanie Rockhill

May 2022 wildwood meetup flyer

Please consider joining us for a summer meetup on May 27, 2022, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (come and go)! A calendar invitation will soon be sent out.

Staff Council Corner: The Scoop on Guild and Tuition Assistance

Submitted by Melanie Rockhill

Each month a member of Staff Council creates a professional or personal development post in the Staff Resource Center, found in Canvas. This month's post, created by Jessica Coombs, focuses on tuition benefits and Guild Education.

Follow this link
to our Staff Resource Center to see this post and many others!

Don't have access? Please email Melanie Rockhill at

2022 HIT Graduate Receives Ohio Health Information Management Association's New Graduate Scholarship

Submitted by Jennifer Jones

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Congratulations to Mercy College 2022 Health Information Technology (HIT) graduate Gerald (Jerry) McCullough! Jerry was awarded the Ohio Health Information Management Association’s New Graduate Scholarship. The New Graduate Scholarship recognizes stellar graduates from CAHIIM-accredited HIM associate or baccalaureate degree programs in Ohio. This scholarship program reimburses the certification examination fee for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

Jerry is a lifelong learner. With a clinical background in respiratory therapy, Jerry has worked in all areas of the medical field from labor/delivery to adult ICU. Over the course of his career, he worked his way from the patient bedside to department manager. After 16 years in respiratory therapy, Jerry resigned his position and entered the world of electronic medical records and has spent the last 10 years traveling and working in many different places to assist in their implementation. Having never regretted learning something new and believing that education is an important part of succeeding in your profession, Jerry made the decision to return to school and pursue a degree in Health Information Technology. Already having a clinical background, Jerry feels the HIT Program and curriculum have helped him see a more complete picture of healthcare. He has served as the HIT Student Representative on the Mercy College of Ohio HIT Advisory Committee for the past two years. Since starting the HIT Program, Jerry has been on the Honors List every semester and most recently earned the top honor of being named to the President’s List.

Jerry is employed as an Application Coordinator for Bon Secours Mercy Health. One of his greatest accomplishments is completing his Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology while working full-time. Jerry’s future plans are to utilize his new degree and knowledge in his current career and possibly expand into project management opportunities.

Reminder to take the Experience Survey

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It’s important that we hear about your experience with the ministry and we want to hear your voice. The Experience Survey will remain open until May 31. Please take a few moments to provide your honest feedback. Your answers will remain confidential and are important to our ministry.

You should have received via secure email a personalized link to the survey from Bon Secours Mercy Health – Alternatively, you can click here to learn about ways the survey can be completed on either a desktop or mobile device, and this video can inform you of what to expect in The Experience Survey.


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