Mercy Health

Hauenstein Neurosciences



Mercy Health Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Center


Originally established through a collaboration with Michigan State University and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences is home to the only nationally certified ALS program in West Michigan. Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of physicians, nurses, social workers, physiatrists, pulmonologists, neuropsychologists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, dietitians, respiratory therapists, adaptive technology therapists, and wheelchair and mobility specialists. This integrated approach also includes participation in research trials.


  • Drug research trials
  • Respiratory treatments
  • Speech therapy with adaptive and augmentative communication
  • Patient support groups
  • Nurse case management
  • Comprehensive patient education
  • Holistic medical care
  • Orthotic mobility
  • Supportive/quality of life care
  • Equipment loan closet
  • Neuro-rehabilitation (PT/OT)
  • Nutritional assessments

Read a story from one of our ALS patients.

For more information, or to schedule a consultation, please call us at 616-685-5050, or toll free at 877-702-5050.

Nana’s Run

Registration Now Open for Second Year of Nana’s Run in Downtown Grand Rapids
Funds from 5k run/walk taking place May 30, 2015 will go towards The ALS Association Michigan Chapter and the ALS Clinic at Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences


The ALS Clinic at Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences joined in the #ALSIceBucketChallenge in August 2014


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