Munson Health
Patient Stories

No matter what we’re doing during the course of our work day, we never lose sight of the most important reason we’re here - to help patients and their families during the most difficult times of their lives. It is often our great privilege to hear from patients who want to share their stories with us, and tell us about their experience, and their gratitude.

Bill Fenn
Bill Fenn woke up in the middle of the night to walk off the symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome. While wandering around in a dark house he fell through a trapdoor, landing on cement six feet below. Bill's wife, Glyni, discovered him and called North Flight EMS. Bill was transported to Munson Medical Center, where he was in a coma for a month, the result of a severe brain trauma. Read More
sharing our strenths
  Every patient has a story. They come to us during the worst moments of their lives. We share our strengths, what we know, and what we do, to make them strong. When they are ready to write the next chapter of their story, they return to the moments that give their life meaning. Watch Video
18 month old Jackson
  By the time Jackson was 18 months old, he had five major surgeries. He had serious medical complications stemming from a rare syndrome, known as VACTERL. A collaboration of care between Munson Medical Center’s Pediatric Feeding Program and Devos Children's Hospital helped Jackson develop and grow. Read More
Hunter Javin
  The first amazing thing Hunter Javin did was survive infancy. Toby and Janice Javin had no idea their son had serious medical problems when he was born at Munson Medical Center. Before they knew it, the family was headed to University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor to get the specialty pediatric care Hunter needed, including four open-heart surgeries. Read More
eight hospitals with one clear vision
  In small towns like ours, we're taking care of our friends and neighbors, and we want what's best for them. We now have eight hospitals, with one clear vision -- giving northern Michigan top quality care. We're all in this together. We're in it for our patients. Watch Video
Little Max McNabb
  Little Max McNabb was born with supraventricular tachycardia which was discovered when Meredith McNabb rushed her son to Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital's ER. A team effort between Paul Oliver, Munson Medical Center, and Devos Children's Hospital saved Max's life. Read More