Muskegon hepatitis C clinic cures its 500th patient

Posted at 4:21 AM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 04:21:35-04

MUSKEGON, Mich. -- Mercy Health is celebrating a major milestone, having cured 500 patients at its Hepatitis C Clinic in Muskegon.

it's just one of the clinics across the nation with a higher than average cure rate.

The clinic opened in 2011 and is located at Hackley Hospital.

We spoke to one of the care provides who says the services they offer are a crucial especially here in West Michigan.

"Five hundred cures here in Muskegon is a really major milestone," said nurse practitioner Elaine Leigh. "There are so few providers, not only in the state of Michigan across the nation, that are treating hepatitis C, so as a single provider with a team of professionals treating 500 just really is a remarkable number of people that are cured."