Community Health Needs Assessment: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Top Priorities

Providing preventative and accessible mental health and substance abuse services is an essential regional need, according to results of the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment known as MiThrive. Also identified as a strategic priority for Munson Healthcare: addressing basic needs of living to

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Jennifer G. Emmons, D.O., Joins Munson Healthcare

August 21, 2019 Jennifer G. Emmons, D.O., has joined the staff of Munson Medical Center as a specialist in cardiology and echocardiography.  Dr. Emmons has joined the Traverse Heart & Vascular team of 21 cardiologists. She will be seeing patients at the Traverse City and Grayling locations. She is...

Federal $1 Million Grant Targets Opioid Epidemic in N. Mich.

August 20, 2019 The federal government recently announced a $1 million grant to help rural northern Michigan communities deal with the opioid epidemic. The Michigan Center for Rural Health received the grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and...

Embracing the Challenge of Traverse City’s Ironman 70.3

August 15, 2019 Kelley Nash, P.T., D.P.T., CLT plans to tackle the Ironman 70.3 Covering 70.3 miles swimming, cycling, and running takes a serious level of commitment. Mary Free Bed at Munson Medical Center staff have not only been committed to helping community athletes work through training injuries,...

Recipe from the Registered Dietitian – Shrimp Kabobs

August 9, 2019 Julie Scheier, Registered Dietitian at Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Before school begins, this family meal “project” is fun, creative, and serves as a great nutrition and cooking lesson. Additionally, this recipe is a great opportunity to allow your children to pick out...

State Designates Charlevoix Hospital Level IV Trauma Facility

August 8, 2019 Munson Healthcare CharlevoixHospital recently was designated a Level IV trauma hospital by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The designation follows an onsite visit from state surveyors and an extensive application and training process at the hospital. It also reflects...