Munson Healthcare Media Appearances


January 27, 2023

Seth Lashuay, SLPQ100 Northern Focus
Seth Lashuay, DPT, a physical therapist with Mary Free Bed at Munson Healthcare, joined JC on the Northern Focus podcast to discuss pediatric therapy. Learn about the conditions treated, when to seek care from a specialist, and how to connect with the team. (The segment begins about 6 minutes into the podcast.)

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January 26, 2023

Faith Brinkman, SLPEagle 101.5FM
Faith Brinkman, SLP, speech-language pathologist with Mary Free Bed at Munson Healthcare, spoke with Mike Reling about pediatric therapy, outlining the services available, reviewing age-appropriate milestones, and providing information on how to connect with services. 

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December 31, 2022

James Whelan, MDCadillac Unscripted 107.9FM WCDY
James Whelan, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Munson Healthcare Clinically Integrated Network, spoke with Rich Spicer and Katy Huckle on Cadillac Unscripted about setting realistic goals for the new year and provided tips for building healthy habits. He also gave an update on COVID-19 and flu in our community and offered advice on staying healthy this winter and taking small steps to improve mental health.

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December 21, 2022

Dr. Brian McCombWMTE Eagle 101.5FM
On Eagle 101.5FM WMTE with Scotty Mac, Munson Healthcare’s South Region Chief Medical Officer, Brian McComb, DO, provided an overview of all the ways to access care. Listen to learn more about when to visit your primary care provider, when to seek an urgent care or emergency room, and how virtual visits, virtual urgent care, and Munson’s Ask-A-Nurse line can meet patient needs. 

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December 16, 2022

Chelsea SzafranskiQ100 Northern Focus
Chelsea Szafranski, Munson Healthcare System Director of Digital Health, spoke with JC on the Q100 Northern Focus podcast about Munson Healthcare's convenient Virtual Urgent Care service. Listen to learn about the types of conditions that can be treated and how to access care.

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December 15, 2022

The Eagle 101.5 FM
Munson Healthcare East Region Chief Medical Officer Aditya Neravetla, MD, spoke with Mike Reling of Eagle 101.5FM about staying healthy this winter. Dr. Neravetla shares tips for avoiding overexertion, preventing slips, trips, and falls, and reducing the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. 

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December 1, 2022

Chelsea SzafranskiEagle 101.5FM
Chelsea Szafranski, Munson Healthcare System Director of Digital Health, spoke with Mike Reling of Eagle 101.5FM about Munson Healthcare's Virtual Urgent Care services, outlining the types of conditions treated, eligibility, cost, and how to make an appointment.

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November 23, 2022

Dr. Brian McCombWMTE Eagle 101.5FM
Munson Healthcare South Region Chief Medical Officer Brian McComb, DO, spoke with Scotty Mac of Eagle 101.5FM WMTE about the illnesses going around in our region this season. Learn more about RSVflu, and COVID-19, including prevalence, symptoms, and how to protect yourself and others.

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November 18, 2022

Q100 Northern Focus Podcast
Learn about RSVflu, and COVID-19 with Aditya Neravetla, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Munson Healthcare’s East Region. Dr. Neravetla spoke with Jerry Coyne about prevalence, symptoms, and prevention. (Dr. Neravetla's segment begins about 11 minutes into the podcast.) 

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November 17, 2022

The Eagle 101.5 FM
Aditya Neravetla, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Munson Healthcare’s East Region, spoke with Mike Reling of Eagle 101.5FM about RSV, flu, and COVID-19 activity in the region, the symptoms, and what people can do to prevent illness. 

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November 3, 2022

Andrew LanwayThe Eagle 101.5 FM
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men and women. Low dose CT screenings can now help find cancer early, when it may be easier to treat. Andrew Lanway, Director of Radiology at Otsego Memorial Hospital, spoke with Mike Reling about risk factors, symptoms, and screening eligibility.

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October 20, 2022

Bevin ClaytonEagle 101.5FM 
Otsego Memorial Hospital Emergency Department Medical Director Bevin Clayton, DO, spoke with Mike Reling of Eagle 101.5FM about the flu. Learn about what’s expected this year, the importance of prevention, and the best time to get your flu shot.

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October 6, 2022

Linda MeyerEagle 101.5FM WMTE
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oncology Nurse Navigator Linda Meyer spoke with Mike Reling about the incidence of breast cancer, what can be done to lower risk, and the importance of screenings.

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September 28, 2022

Kelly TomaszewskiEagle 101.5FM WMTE
Learn about what’s been happening at Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital. Kelly Tomaszewski, interim president, spoke with Scotty Mac of 101.5FM WMTE about the addition of two orthopedics specialists to the medical staff and the progress on the emergency department renovation project.

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September 22, 2022

Jared Davis, DOEagle 101.5FM
In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, urologist Jared Davis, DO, spoke with Mike Reling of Eagle 101.5FM about risk factors and the importance of screening to detect cancer early.

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September 8, 2022

Matt Wille, CEO, Munson Medical CenterWTCM
Matt Wille, President and CEO of Munson Medical Center, had a conversation with Ron Jolly of WTCM AM 580 to share insights on hospital news.

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September 8, 2022

David Rosenbaum-HaLevi, MDEagle 101.5FM 
Neurosurgeon David Rosenbaum-HaLevi, MD, a new specialist with Munson Healthcare's stroke team, spoke with Mike Reling about his training in stroke-related neurology and the conditions he’ll be treating. Dr. Rosenbaum-HaLevi also offered tips for recognizing a stroke and guidance for seeking care.

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August 31, 2022

Tyler ScottEagle 101.5FM WMTE
Tyler Scott, Practice Administrator, spoke with Scotty Mac of Eagle 101.5FM WMTE about the reopening of the Manistee Wound and Hyperbaric Center and the addition of Elizabeth Weilgos, DNP, to the care team. Listen to learn more about advanced wound care and the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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August 25, 2022

Eagle 101.5FM
It’s never too late to quit! Munson Healthcare Oncology Nurse Navigator Patti Moore spoke with Mike Reling of Eagle 101.5FM about the benefits of quitting tobacco products and how the 8-week Freedom from Smoking program can help individuals kick the habit.

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August 11, 2022

Kim BiddingerEagle 101.5FM
Kim Biddinger of Munson Healthcare Foundations spoke with Mike Reling of Eagle 101.5FM about the impact of donor support to Otsego Memorial Hospital and provided information about planned giving through the Munson Healthcare Legacy Society.

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July 28, 2022

Chris HopeEagle 101.5FM
Chris Hope, Director of Rehabilitation Services, spoke with Mike Reling of Eagle 101.5FM about the expansion of Munson Healthcare’s partnership with Mary Free Bed. Learn more about the partnership, available services and programs, and the quality of care.

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July 27, 2022

Jennifer Reinink, MDEagle 101.5FM WMTE
Pediatrician Jennifer Reinink, MD, spoke with Scotty Mac of Eagle 101.5FM WMTE about the importance of well-child visits, not only for physical health but also for emotional well-being.

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July 14, 2022

Phoebe Danziger, MDEagle 101.5FM
Pediatrician Phoebe Danziger, MD, spoke with Mike Reling of Eagle 101.5 about ensuring kids are ready to head back to school. Topics include well-child visits, back-to-school immunizations, and sports physicals.

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June 30, 2022

Eagle 101.5FM
Katie Drzewiecki, Emergency Department Manager, Nursing, at Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital spoke with Mike Reling about tick safety, including tips to avoid them, how to remove them, and when to seek medical care.

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June 29, 2022

Dr. Brian McCombWMTE Eagle 101.5FM
Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital Chief Medical Officer and family medicine physician Brian McComb, DO, spoke with Scotty Mac about about men's health, including the importance of annual physicals and regular screenings.

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June 17, 2022

Q100 Northern Focus Podcast
Rebecca Hess, MDRebecca Hess, MD, Emergency Department Medical Director at  Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital, shares tips for summer safety, including tick prevention, dealing with the heat, skin care, and water safety. (Dr. Hess's segment begins at about 0:06:25.)

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June 16, 2022

Janelle Hendrian, DOEagle 101.5FM
Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Chief Medical Officer Janelle Hendrian, DO spoke with Mike Reling about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and navigating through summer.

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May 25, 2022

Esther SigurdardottirEagle 101.5FM WMTE
Learn about the enhanced rehabilitation services available through Munson Healthcare’s partnership with Mary Free Bed. Esther Sigurdardottir, PT, Rehabilitation Director, spoke with Scotty Mac of Eagle 101.5FM WMTE about the history of the relationship, inpatient and outpatient programs, positive outcomes, and patient satisfaction.

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May 5, 2022

John CoxEagle 101.5FM
May is Stroke Awareness Month. Learn how to quickly recognize the symptoms of a stroke and hear about Munson Healthcare’s state-of-the-art technology with John Cox, Munson Healthcare’s Executive Director of Surgical Services, who recently spoke with Scott Reling on Eagle 101.5FM.

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April 27, 2022

Eagle 101.5FM WMTE
Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital Rehabilitation Director Esther Sigurdardottir, PT, and Manistee Health & Fitness Manager Tyler Stec talk with Scotty Mac about the innovative new golf simulator available at the gym.

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April 21, 2022

Jim FlickemaEagle 101.5FM
Jim Flickema, Vice President of Market Development at Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital, discussed the hospital’s recent accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation. This accreditation recognizes OMH for providing the highest quality of care and patient safety.

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April 7, 2022

Chelsea SzafranskiEagle 101.5FM
Chelsea Szafranski, Munson Healthcare System Director of Digital Health, spoke with Mike Reling of Eagle 101.5FM about Munson Healthcare's new Virtual Urgent Care, outlining the types of conditions treated, eligibility, cost, and how to make an appointment.

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March 30, 2022

Kelly Tomaszewski & Richard WilsonEagle 101.5FM WMTE
Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Operating Officer Kelly Tomaszewski and Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital Foundation Board Chair Richard Wilson spoke with Scotty Mac on Eagle 101.5FM about the emergency department renovation currently underway at the hospital.

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March 24, 2022

Stacey Sensor, DOEagle 101.5FM
OB/GYN Stacey Sensor, DO spoke with Mike Reling about the importance of regular women’s health screenings for early detection of cervical and breast cancer.

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March 18, 2022

Q100 Northern Focus Podcast
Jerry Coyne spoke with Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital Chief Medical Officer Aditya Neravetla, MD about the current state of COVID-19 in the area and Munson Healthcare’s recent move down to Pandemic Response Status Level Yellow. Dr. Neravetla's segment begins about 11 minutes into the program. 

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March 17, 2022

Janelle Hendrian, DOEagle 101.5FM
Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Chief Medical Officer Janelle Hendrian, DO spoke with Mike Reling about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, including regional positivity rates, hospitalization numbers, the importance of vaccination and testing, and Munson Healthcare’s move to pandemic response status yellow. Dr. Hendrian also thanked the community for their support of the healthcare team.

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March 10, 2022

Meg GuthrieEagle 101.5FM
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Meg Guthrie, BSN, RN-BC, OCN, Munson Healthcare Colorectal Cancer Nurse Navigator, spoke with Mike Reling of Eagle 101.5FM about risk factors and the importance of screening and early detection.    

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March 3, 2022

Dawn HalleckEagle 101.5FM
Mike Reling spoke with Dawn Halleck, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services at Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital, about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the improving positivity and hospitalization rates in the region and the ongoing importance of vaccination. Halleck also reminds the community not to delay regular healthcare and screenings.    

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February 24, 2022

Toni Leaf-Odette, RN, Perinatal Grant Coordinator, Munson HealthcareEagle 101.5FM
Toni Leaf-Odette, RN, Perinatal Grant Coordinator with Munson Healthcare, spoke with Mike Reling about the Voices for Vaccination Art Contest. Listen to learn more about how to enter, types submissions accepted, prizes, and how the winning pieces will be displayed.

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February 23, 2022

Dr. Joe GibbsWMTE Eagle 101.5FM
Traverse Heart and Vascular interventional cardiologist, Joseph Gibbs, MD, spoke with Scotty Mac about the importance of heart health, knowing your risk factors, and the warning signs of coronary artery disease and heart attack.

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February 17, 2022

Jody Blust, RNEagle 101.5FM
February is American Heart Month. Jody Blust, RN, Senior Coordinator for Cardiac Rehabilitation & Prevention, spoke with Mike Reling of Eagle 101.5FM about risk factors for heart disease, warnings signs to watch for, and community resources for heart care.    

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February 10, 2022

Dawn HalleckEagle 101.5FM
Mike Reling spoke with Dawn Halleck, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services at Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital, about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the region.    

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February 3, 2022

Lindsay Harden, DO, General SurgeonEagle 101.5FM
General surgeon Lindsay Harden, DO, from OMH Medical Group - General Surgery introduces herself, provides an overview of general surgery services available in the area, and discusses robotic surgical technology available at Munson Healthcare.

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January 27, 2022

Bonnie Kruszka, Munson Healthcare VP and Chief Nursing Officer, Ambulatory ServicesEagle 101.5FM
Learn more about Munson Healthcare's Ask-A-Nurse line. Bonnie Kruszka, Munson Healthcare VP and Chief Nursing Officer, Ambulatory Services, spoke with Mike Reling about the free service, which is available daily from 7 am to 11 pm.

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January 25, 2022

Dr. Brian McCombWMTE Eagle 101.5FM
Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital Chief Medical Officer and family medicine physician Brian McComb, DO, spoke with Scotty Mac about current the COVID-19 hospitalization rates and offered advice on vaccination.

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January 21, 2022

Dr. Michael VanWagnerEagle 101.5FM
Orthopedic surgeon Michael VanWagner, DO, spoke with Mike Reling about robotic-assisted surgery for total hip and knee replacement, his training, and how to connect for an appointment.

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January 14, 2022

Dr. Stason VandegriftNorthern Focus Q100 FM
JoMarie Leone recently hosted Grayling pediatrician Stason Vandegrift, MD, on the Northern Focus podcast. Dr. Vandegrift discussed the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, the omicron variant, hospitalization rates for vaccinated and unvaccinated patients, and how vaccines work. (Dr. Vandegrift's segment begins 17 minutes into the podcast).

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January 13, 2022

Sandy DilleyEagle 101.5FM
Sandy Dilley, Munson Healthcare Regional Human Resources Director for the East Region, spoke with Mike Reling about job opportunities across the Munson Healthcare system, including new FlexTeam roles. Listen for more information or to learn how to apply.

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January 6, 2022

Janelle Hendrian, DOEagle 101.5FM
Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Chief Medical Officer Janelle Hendrian, DO spoke with Mike Reling about COVID-19 positivity rates, vaccination coverage, the latest booster news, the omicron variant and mask wearing tips, and why prevention is key.

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January 1, 2022

James Whelan, MDCadillac Unscripted 107.9FM WCDY
Rich Spicer and Katy Huckle spoke with Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital Medical Director James Whelan, MD, about the omicron variant, guidance for preventing the spread of illness, testing options, vaccination data, and respecting each other as a community as we navigate the pandemic in 2022.

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December 30, 2021

Phoebe Danziger, MDEagle 101.5FM
Pediatrician Phoebe Danziger, MD spoke with Mike Reling about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, the increasing number of cases among younger people, the benefit of vaccination and boosters, and the omicron variant.

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December 16, 2021

Janelle Hendrian, DOEagle 101.5FM
Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Chief Medical Officer Janelle Hendrian, DO spoke with Mike Reling about the current COVID-19 surge, the area positivity rate, the omicron variant, and the tools available to help the public combat the virus.   

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December 9, 2021

Chris Squire, Community Hospital President, Otsego Memorial HospitalEagle 101.5FM
Mike Reling spoke with Chris Squire, Community President, Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital, about the high COVID-19 positivity rate in the area, the impact on the hospital, where to go for care, and what the community can do to help the fight against the pandemic.   

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December 2, 2021

Janelle Hendrian, DOEagle 101.5FM
Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Chief Medical Officer Janelle Hendrian, DO spoke with Mike Reling about the current state of COVID-19 in the region, the capacity challenges hospitals are experiencing, and COVID-19 hospitalization and vaccination data.   

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November 18, 2021

Terri Lacroix-KeltyEagle 101.5FM
Mike Reling spoke with Terri LaCroix-Kelty, LMSW, Behavioral Health Director at Munson Medical Center, about managing the stress -- good and bad -- that comes with the holiday season. She shares tips for managing short-term stress and long-term strategies to build resilience.    

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November 12, 2021

Janelle Hendrian, DONorthern Focus Q100 FM
Orthopedic surgeon Michael VanWagner, DO, spoke with JC about ROSA, robot-assisted orthopedic procedures, available in Grayling and Traverse City. (Dr. VanWagner's segment is about 35 minutes into the podcast.)    

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November 11, 2021

Janelle Hendrian, DOEagle 101.5FM
Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Chief Medical Officer Janelle Hendrian, DO spoke with Mike Reling about the current state of COVID-19 in the region, Munson Healthcare's move to pandemic response level red, and healthcare capacity at OMH.   

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November 5, 2021

James Whelan, MDCadillac Unscripted 107.9FM WCDY
Rich Spicer spoke with Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital Medical Director James Whelan, MD, about the pandemic, Long COVID Syndrome, the approval of COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 - 11, and influenza.   

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November 4, 2021

Janelle Hendrian, DOEagle 101.5FM
Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Chief Medical Officer Janelle Hendrian, DO spoke with Mike Reling about the current state of COVID-19 in the region, booster eligibility, and where to go for testing.   

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October 28, 2021

Erica PhillipsEagle 101.5FM
Mike Reling spoke with Erica Phillips, Munson Healthcare East Region Community Health Coordinator, about the importance of getting an annual flu shot. She addresses concerns about the shot and the benefits of being vaccinated.  

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October 21, 2021

Bonnie KruszkaEagle 101.5FM
Mike Reling spoke with Bonnie Kruszka, Munson Healthcare Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Ambulatory Services, about Munson Healthcare's virtual support group for people dealing with Long COVID, prolonged health issues lasting weeks or months after initial COVID-19 infection.  

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October 14, 2021

Sandy DilleyEagle 101.5FM
Rob Weaver spoke with Sandy Dilley, Regional Human Resources Director with Munson Healthcare, about staffing and current job opportunities.    

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October 7, 2021

Dawn HalleckEagle 101.5FM
Mike Reling spoke with Dawn Halleck, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services at Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital, about the busy emergency rooms, high COVID-19 positivity rates in the region, and the rise in cases in children.    

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September 30, 2021

Linda MeyerEagle 101.5FM
Linda Meyer, RN, a breast cancer nurse navigator, spoke with Mike Reling about the incidence of breast cancer in our region, measures that may reduce risk, and the importance of screening and early detection.   

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September 23, 2021

Bonnie KruszkaEagle 101.5FM
Mike Reling spoke with Bonnie Kruszka, Munson Healthcare Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Ambulatory Services, about Munson Healthcare's free Ask-A-Nurse help line. Ask-A Nurse, which is available at no cost from 7 am to 11 pm daily at 231-935-0951, is staffed by Munson Healthcare nurses who can address questions about COVID-19 or other health conditions and help callers determine where to seek care.  

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September 16, 2021

Dawn HalleckEagle 101.5FM
Mike Reling spoke with Dawn Halleck, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services at Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital, about the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, what to do if you have symptoms, and how you can help reduce the spread of the illness.   

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September 9, 2021

Aditya Neravetla, MDEagle 101.5FM
In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Mike Reling spoke with Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital Chief Medical Officer Aditya Neravetla, MD about risk factors, symptoms, and the importance of screenings.  

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September 2, 2021

Janelle Hendrian, DOEagle 101.5FM
Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Chief Medical Officer Janelle Hendrian, DO spoke with Mike Reling about the latest vaccine news, provided an update on COVID-19 in the region, and reiterated the importance of getting tested if you have symptoms.  

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August 26, 2021

Janelle Hendrian, DOEagle 101.5FM
"Mr. Gaylord," Mike Reling, spoke with Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Chief Medical Officer Janelle Hendrian, DO, about preparing to head back to school and the importance of well-child visits and preventive care.  

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August 19, 2021

Janelle Hendrian, DOEagle 101.5FM
"Mr. Gaylord," Mike Reling, spoke with Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Chief Medical Officer Janelle Hendrian, DO, about the recent upswing in COVID-19 cases in the area and how the community can help prevent the spread of the illness. 

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May 7, 2021

Q100 Northern Focus Podcast

JC spoke with Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital leaders about a variety of topics. 

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April 29, 2021

Stacey Sensor, DOEagle 101.5FM
"Mr. Gaylord," Mike Reling, spoke with OB/GYN Stacey Sensor, DO, about laparoscopic and DaVinci robotic procedure options for women and vaccines for obstetrical patients. Dr. Sensor practices at Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital and Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital.

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April 8, 2021

Eagle 101.5FM
"Mr. Gaylord," Mike Reling, spoke with Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Tom Lemon about Lemon's upcoming retirement, career highlights, OMH’s pandemic response, and the current surge in COVID-19 cases.

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April 2, 2021

Q100 Northern Focus Podcast
On the Northern Focus podcast, Q100's JC speaks with Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital Chief Medical Officer Aditya Neravetla, MD about COVID-19. Dr. Neravetla's segment begins about 7 minutes into the program. 

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