Munson Health

Clinical Education
Health care is constantly evolving. Support for ongoing education is vital to ensure that our clinical staff has access to professional development to update their skills, learn new technology and techniques, and stay current with best practices. Providing quality nursing care to hospitalized patients is critical to achieving positive patient outcomes and high levels of patient satisfaction. Additional education for nurses and clinical staff ensures safe, competent, high quality, and the most up-to-date care. It is becoming more difficult to meet this growing need because of tighter economic realities in health care. 

Simulation Lab
No matter how skilled a nurse or physician is, there is always more to learn. In real-time emergencies, such as stroke or traumatic brain injury, a patient’s life is often at risk. Simulated training allows the learner to practice their skills in a safe, risk-free environment. Critical skills can be honed during training scenarios that hold no real-life consequences.

Investing in simulation training for clinical staff is vital to maintaining and providing staff proficiency and levels of competence that meet or exceed today’s exacting standards. Simulation learning is available in most leading hospitals. It improves staff response to critical medical emergencies such as stroke, brain trauma, heart attack, and bloodstream infection. Simulation learning also instills a higher level of competence, confidence, and teamwork in a setting that poses no risk to patients.

More than $300,000 in equipment, supplies, and maintenance is needed to enhance simulation training at Munson Medical Center. 

Physician-in-Training Fund
With a serious shortage of physicians expected in the next decade, Munson Healthcare is taking the lead to attract and keep medical talent so that we are able to care for year-round and seasonal residents. Initiatives include partnering with Michigan State University to provide clinical rotations for medical school students, internship opportunities, and fellowships. Our Family Practice Residency program has graduated 58 family practitioners, 36 of whom (62 percent) now practice in the region. We also offer two scholarships annually to medical students with ties to the region.