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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - Munson Outpatient Services Opens in Kingsley

Munson Outpatient Services Opens in Kingsley
The new facility is serving patients at the Crystal Lake Clinic building

Munson Outpatient Services is expanding to meet the needs of Kingsley area residents by adding a hearing clinic, physical therapy, and X-ray capabilities to the current lab services in the community.

Munson Medical Center Vice President of Operations Derk Pronger said the hospital is expanding outpatient services into northern Michigan communities because it makes sense for everyone.

“We want services to be closer and more convenient for our patients and to provide the same level of Munson quality that people would drive to the hospital for,” Pronger said. “We can now deliver that same type of quality at these outlying locations, such as Kingsley.”

Travis Myers of Kingsley, a former Traverse City Central baseball standout, wishes that the services had been available in town for him after he injured his throwing arm in a practice for Muskegon Community College last year. “I just felt it snap. I knew it was bad, I knew something wasn’t right,” he said. Myers had surgery on his elbow and then a regimen of physical therapy at Munson Medical Center.

Pronger said physical therapy, as well as lab, X-ray, and hearing clinic services now are provided at the Crystal Lake Health Center Building at 2283 M-113 East in Kingsley. The phone number is (231) 392-7890.

Munson Outpatient Services also can be found in Benzonia, Elk Rapids, Empire, Frankfort, and Interlochen. All Munson Outpatient Services are staffed by Munson Medical Center or Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital employees. The Kingsley Lab is open from 8 a.m. - noon, and 12:30 - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Services include blood draws and other specimen collections. Other services there are available by appointment.

For a complete list of Munson Outpatient Services locations and hours, go to munsonhealthcare.org/outpatient.