Munson Healthcare COVID-19 Newsroom

Munson Healthcare encourages media covering the COVID-19 pandemic to use this page to learn more about health system efforts to care for residents of our nine-hospital northern Michigan region. This page is designed to offer information and links to timely messages and data that will offer the context important for an accurate understanding of the current pandemic environment.


COVID-19 Virtual Press Conferences

Munson Healthcare has paused COVID-19 press conferences. These events are livestreamed on the Munson Healthcare Facebook page, and the videos and supporting materials are published on this page following each press conference. Members of the media: Email us to be added to the distribution list for future events.


Recent Press Conferences

COVID-19 Virtual Joint Press Conference, February 22, 2022

Munson Healthcare leaders and regional health department officials share the latest information on COVID-19 and discuss case rates. 

Panelists: Christine Nefcy, M.D., FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Munson Healthcare; Wendy Hirschenberger, M.P.H., C.P.H.A., Health Officer, Grand Traverse County Health Department; Jennifer Morse, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, Medical Director, District Health Department #10; Lisa Peacock, M.S.N., M.P.H., R.N., WHNP-BC, Health Officer, Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department and Health Department of Northwest Michigan; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

Press Conference Slides (PDF)

 

COVID-19 Virtual Press Conference, February 15, 2022

Munson Healthcare leaders share the latest information on COVID-19, provide vaccine information, hospitalization data, and share information about the Voices for Vaccination art contest.

Panelists: Christine Nefcy, M.D., FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Munson Healthcare; Christopher Ledtke, M.D., Infectious Disease, Munson Healthcare; Toni Leaf-Odette, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC, Perinatal Grant Coordinator, Munson Healthcare; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

Press Conference Slides (PDF)

 

COVID-19 Virtual Joint Press Conference, February 8, 2022

Munson Healthcare leaders and health department officials share the latest information on COVID-19, provide vaccine information, hospitalization data, and provide the latest guidance on testing and isolating.

Panelists: Christine Nefcy, M.D., FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Munson Healthcare; Wendy Hirschenberger, M.P.H., C.P.H.A., Health Officer, Grand Traverse County Health Department; Jennifer Morse, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, Medical Director, District Health Department #10; Lisa Peacock, M.S.N., M.P.H., R.N., WHNP-BC, Health Officer, Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department and Health Department of Northwest Michigan; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

Press Conference Slides (PDF)

 

COVID-19 Virtual Press Conference, February 1, 2022

Munson Healthcare leaders share the latest information on COVID-19 and current hospitalization data, speak with a young woman about her COVID-19 experience, share information about available treatments and resources for those with lingering symptoms, and answer questions.

Panelists: Christine Nefcy, M.D., FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Munson Healthcare; Brianna Worthington, COVID-19 Survivor; Bonnie Kruszka, DNP, RN, NP, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Ambulatory Services; Josh Thorington, PT, DPT, SCS, Program Manager, Mary Free Bed at Munson Medical Center; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

Press Conference Slides (PDF)

 

COVID-19 Virtual Joint Press Conference, January 25, 2022

Munson Healthcare leaders and health department officials share the latest information on COVID-19, provide vaccine information, hospitalization data, and provide the latest guidance on testing and isolating.

Panelists: Christine Nefcy, M.D., FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Munson Healthcare; Wendy Hirschenberger, M.P.H., C.P.H.A., Health Officer, Grand Traverse County Health Department; Jennifer Morse, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, Medical Director, District Health Department #10; Lisa Peacock, M.S.N., M.P.H., R.N., WHNP-BC, Health Officer, Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department and Health Department of Northwest Michigan; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

Press Conference Slides (PDF)

 

January 18, 2022  |  Munson Healthcare Press Conference
Video          Slides (PDF)
Panelists: Christine Nefcy, M.D., FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Munson Healthcare; David Gordon, M.D., Physician Chief, Cancer Services, Munson Healthcare; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

January 11, 2022  |  Joint Press Conference with Health Departments
Video          Slides (PDF)
Panelists: hristine Nefcy, M.D., FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Munson Healthcare; Wendy Hirschenberger, M.P.H., C.P.H.A., Health Officer, Grand Traverse County Health Department; Jennifer Morse, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, Medical Director, District Health Department #10; Lisa Peacock, M.S.N., M.P.H., R.N., WHNP-BC, Health Officer, Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department and Health Department of Northwest Michigan; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

January 4, 2022  |  Munson Healthcare Press Conference
Video          Slides (PDF)
Panelists: Christine Nefcy, M.D., FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Munson Healthcare; Nick Torney, PharmD, BCIDP, Infectious Disease, Munson Healthcare; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

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Additional COVID-19 Resources Links

Here are pages with additional information related to COVID-19 


Media Inquiries

Submit media inquiries related to COVID-19 to one of our media relations contacts.