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.


Weekly Media Virtual Press Conference

Munson Healthcare is hosting a weekly virtual press conference around COVID-19 every Tuesday at 11 am. Email us to be added to the distribution list to join the press conference. These events will be livestreamed on the Munson Healthcare Facebook page. The videos and supporting materials will be published on this page following each press conference. 

Next COVID-19 Virtual Joint Press Conference: March 9, 2021
Munson Healthcare leaders and regional health department officials will provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination efforts.

Members of the media: Register here


Previous Events

COVID-19 Virtual Press Conference, March 2, 2021

Munson Healthcare leaders share the latest on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and answer questions.

Panelists are Christine Nefcy, M.D., FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Munson Healthcare; Nick Torney, PharmD, BCIDP, Infectious Diseases, Munson Healthcare;  and Brian Lawson, Regional Marketing & Corporate Communications Manager, Munson Medical Center

Press Conference Slides (PDF)

 

COVID-19 Virtual Joint Press Conference, February 23, 2021

Munson Healthcare and regional health department officials share the latest on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and answer questions.

Panelists are Christine Nefcy, M.D., FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Munson Healthcare; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare; Wendy Hirschenberger, M.P.H., Health Officer, Grand Traverse County Health Department; Jennifer Morse, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, Medical Director, District Health Department #10; Heidi Britton, CEO Northwest Michigan Health Services; Josh Meyerson, Medical Director, Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department and Health Department of Northwest Michigan

Press Conference Slides (PDF)

 

COVID-19 Virtual Joint Press Conference, February 9, 2021
Munson Healthcare and regional health department officials share the latest on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and answer questions.
Panelists are Christine Nefcy, M.D., FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Munson Healthcare; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare; Wendy Hirschenberger, M.P.H., Health Officer, Grand Traverse County Health Department; Jennifer Morse, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, Medical Director, District Health Department #10; Heidi Britton, CEO Northwest Michigan Health Services; Lisa Peacock, M.S.N., R.N., WHNP-BC, Health Officer, Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department and Health Department of Northwest Michigan
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COVID-19 Virtual Press Conference: February 2, 2021
Munson Healthcare officials will provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination efforts.
Panelists are James Whelan, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Cadillac Hospital, and Medical Director, Munson Clinically Integrated Network; Nick Torney, PharmD, BCIDP, Infectious Diseases, Munson Healthcare; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare
Press Conference Slides (PDF)

 

COVID-19 Virtual Joint Press Conference, January 26, 2021
Munson Healthcare and regional health department officials share the latest on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and answer questions.
Press Conference Slides (PDF)

 

COVID-19 Virtual Press Conference, January 19, 2021
Munson Healthcare officials share the latest information about COVID-19 vaccination and answer questions.
Press Conference Slides (PDF)

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COVID-19 Virtual Joint Press Conference, January 12, 2021
Munson Healthcare and regional health department officials share the latest on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and answer questions.
Press Conference Slides (PDF)

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COVID-19 Virtual Press Conference, January 5, 2021
Munson Healthcare officials share the latest regional data on COVID-19 and answer questions about the vaccines.
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COVID-19 Virtual Joint Press Conference, December 29, 2020
Christine Nefcy, MD, and regional health department leaders discuss COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
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COVID-19 Virtual Press Conference, December 22, 2020
Christine Nefcy, MD, and Munson Medical Center CEO Matt Wille discuss the COVID-19 vaccine plan.
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COVID-19 Joint Press Conference, December 15, 2020
Munson Healthcare and local health officials provide an update on COVID-19 vaccination
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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.