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Foster Family Community Health Center Provides New Healing Space

04.24.2019

A redesigned community health library, café, and Urgent Care all are part of upgrades to the newly-named Foster Family Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave. in Traverse City. A generous gift from the Foster family led to these changes.

The newly updated facility provides resources for getting—and staying—healthy. This renovated space includes:

  • The community health library and internet access area, providing resources for you and your family
  • An updated café featuring new and expanded healthy menu options
  • A new Urgent Care area, with a more private and comfortable waiting room
  • Expanded and updated waiting areas throughout the first floor 
  • Improved face-to-face interaction with the Cardiac rehab staff

“We’ve redesigned this space with our patients and community members in mind,” said Ed Ness, president and CEO of Munson Healthcare. “We are incredibly grateful to the Foster Family for their generosity and commitment to helping us build a strong and healthy community.”

A ribbon-cutting and unveiling of this revamped space formerly known as Munson Community Health Center is set for Tuesday, May 7, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Ness will give brief remarks at 1:30 p.m. The event also will feature refreshments and information about resources available at the community health center.

“One of the goals of this project is to provide a positive environment that will motivate, inspire, and support people in their quest to regain or retain their good health,” Phyllis Foster said. “The Center provides the information, education, and clinical expertise patients need in order to adopt a healthy lifestyle. The facility is now user-friendly and the access to clinical care is seamless.” 

The Foster Family Community Health Center is home to the following Munson Healthcare resources and services:

  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Childbirth Services
  • Community Health Library
  • Comprehensive Pain Management
  • Coumadin Clinic
  • Healthy Weight Center
  • Home Health/Hospice
  • Imaging
  • Lab
  • Occupational Health and Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Pre-operative Assessment Clinic
  • Pulmonary Rehab
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Sleep Disorders Center
  • Urgent Care

Other services located at the facility include:

  • Access Dental Group
  • Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Specialty Clinic
  • Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation
  • Northwestern Michigan Dermatology, PC