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 hosts regular virtual press conferences about COVID-19 and vaccination. 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.

Next COVID-19 Press Conference

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 11 am

Munson Healthcare Leaders and health department officials will provide the latest updates and take questions from viewers.

Press Conference Archive

COVID-19 Virtual Joint Press Conference, June 8, 2021

Munson Healthcare leaders and 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; Jennifer Morse, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, Medical Director, District Health Department #10; Wendy Hirschenberger, M.P.H., Health Officer, Grand Traverse County Health Department; Heidi Britton, Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Michigan Health Services; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

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COVID-19 Virtual Joint Press Conference, May 25, 2021

Munson Healthcare leaders and 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; Jennifer Morse, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, Medical Director, District Health Department #10; Wendy Hirschenberger, M.P.H., Health Officer, Grand Traverse County Health Department; Heidi Britton, Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Michigan Health Services; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

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COVID-19 Virtual Press Conference, May 11, 2021

Munson Healthcare's Chief Medical Officer provides an update on COVID-19 and local high school students share their pandemic experience.

Panelists are Christine Nefcy, M.D., FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Munson Healthcare; Leah Doezema, High School Student; Olivia Ludka, High School Student; Ethan Roe, High School Student; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

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COVID-19 Virtual Joint Press Conference, May 4, 2021

Munson Healthcare leaders and 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; Jennifer Morse, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, Medical Director, District Health Department #10; Wendy Hirschenberger, M.P.H., Health Officer, Grand Traverse County Health Department; Heidi Britton, Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Michigan Health Services; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

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COVID-19 Virtual Press Conference, April 27, 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; Jim Jeakle, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital; Stacey Sensor, D.O., Obstetrics & Gynecology, Munson Healthcare; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

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COVID-19 Virtual Joint Press Conference, April 20, 2021

Munson Healthcare leaders and 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; Jennifer Morse, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, Medical Director, District Health Department #10; Wendy Hirschenberger, M.P.H., Health Officer, Grand Traverse County Health Department; Heidi Britton, Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Michigan Health Services; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

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COVID-19 Virtual Press Conference, April 13, 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 Disease, Munson Healthcare; Christopher Ledtke, M.D., Infectious Disease, Munson Healthcare; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

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COVID-19 Virtual Joint Press Conference, April 6, 2021

Munson Healthcare leaders and 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; Jennifer Morse, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, Medical Director, District Health Department #10; Wendy Hirschenberger, M.P.H., Health Officer, Grand Traverse County Health Department; Heidi Britton, Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Michigan Health Services; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

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COVID-19 Virtual Joint Press Conference, March 23, 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; Jennifer Morse, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, Medical Director, District Health Department #10; Lisa Peacock, M.S.N., R.N., WHNP-BC, Health Officer, Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department and Health Department of Northwest Michigan; Wendy Hirschenberger, M.P.H., Health Officer, Grand Traverse County Health Department; Heidi Britton, Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Michigan Health Services; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

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COVID-19 Virtual Press Conference, March 16, 2021

Munson Healthcare leaders share the latest on COVID-19 vaccine distribution, discuss the recent uptick in cases, and answer questions.

Panelists are Christine Nefcy, M.D., FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, Munson Healthcare; Mark Cannon, M.D., Ph.D., Infectious Disease, Munson Healthcare; Christopher Ledtke,  M.D., Infectious Disease, Munson Healthcare; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

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COVID-19 Virtual Joint Press Conference, March 9, 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; Jennifer Morse, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, Medical Director, District Health Department #10; Lisa Peacock, M.S.N., R.N., WHNP-BC, Health Officer, Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department and Health Department of Northwest Michigan; Wendy Hirschenberger, M.P.H., Health Officer, Grand Traverse County Health Department; Heidi Britton, Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Michigan Health Services; Dianne Michalek, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Munson Healthcare

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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

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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

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