Munson Medical Center Nurses Ratify a New Contract


Traverse City, MI – Friday night (March 10), Munson Medical Center (MMC) was informed by the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) that the nurses represented by the bargaining unit have ratified a new three-year contract.

“The ratification vote represents four months of collaborative and productive negotiations centered on delivering high quality care to our patients and supporting our nurses as a critical component of the Healthcare Team,” said Brian Lawson, Munson Medical Center spokesperson. “Whether at the bedside or supporting those providing direct patient care, Munson Healthcare believes each team member’s voice, experience and expertise is vital to serving the people of our region 24/7.”

Munson Healthcare has placed high priority on retaining the skilled and dedicated professionals who serve the communities of northern Michigan.  “MHC continues to actively address the needs of the entire Healthcare Team, including its nurses, by offering fair and competitive wages and benefits as well as expanding growth and development opportunities, tuition reimbursement and wellness resources,” said Lawson. “These same efforts also serve our commitment to continually advance efforts in recruitment to address staffing challenges caused by ongoing labor shortages in the healthcare industry.”  

The provisions of this agreement take effect immediately but both sides have agreed to a transitional period to familiarize leaders and bargaining unit nurses with the new contract. MMC and the MNA will collaboratively roll out a comprehensive education and training program to fully implement the new agreement over the next several weeks.

“Alongside one another, MMC and the MNA have navigated three of the most challenging years in the history of our industry,” said Lawson. “This relationship and the collective dedication of our entire Healthcare Team will continue to raise the level of care we provide our community and ensure the safety of our patients and those who provide their care.”