About Grayling Hospital

Grayling Hospital is located on the pristine waters of the AuSable River in northern Michigan. Patients in the hospital’s Cancer and Infusion Center, those recovering from surgery, and mothers resting with their infants in the Maternal and Newborn Care Center enjoy a quiet, peaceful setting.   

Founded in 1911, the 81-bed Grayling Hospital serves residents and visitors to Crawford, Roscommon, and Oscoda counties. Located 50 miles east of Traverse City, Grayling Hospital is one of nine community hospitals in the Munson Healthcare system, northern Michigan’s leading and largest health care provider.

Near the busy I-75 corridor, Grayling Hospital’s Emergency Department triages and treats trauma patients and others with emergency needs. The hospital also serves Camp Grayling, the largest National Guard training center in the country. Military and law enforcement personnel train year-round and about 200 camp attendees are treated in the hospital’s Emergency Department each year.

Specialized Emergency Care

State-of-the-Art Heart Care

The SpaceLabs Cardiac Monitoring system has advanced the level of emergency heart care available in Grayling. The system allows cardiologists at the Webber Heart Center at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City to see heart patients in real time for faster cardiac consultations.

Emergency Care for Seniors

Recognizing that older people have unique health care needs, Grayling Hospital was the first hospital in northern Michigan to create an Emergency Department that specializes in care for seniors. Staff is specially-trained in senior-specific medicine. They respond to urgent needs and provide additional services to help older patients overcome any difficulties that could turn an injury or illness into something more serious. The Emergency Department’s quiet, comfortable environment features:

  • Softer lighting
  • Private rooms
  • Non-skid/non-glare floors
  • Pressure-reducing mattresses

A Fleet of Dedicated Doctors

Grayling Hospital is supported in its mission-centered focus by a group of more than 80 dedicated doctors in multiple specialties. Physician offices in Grayling, Prudenville, and Roscommon are served by more than 35 employed providers and specialists in the Grayling Physician Network.

Expert Heart Care

Five Munson Healthcare cardiologists and additional staff provide expanded heart testing at the Grayling Heart Clinic in the Maxon Medical Building directly across the street from Grayling Hospital. The clinic’s information systems are fully integrated with Grayling Hospital and Munson Medical Center’s Webber Heart Center to provide coordinated heart care to Grayling-area patients.

Local Cancer and Infusion Services

As part of Munson Healthcare’s Regional Cancer Network, cancer and infusion services are provided locally at the Grayling Cancer & Infusion Center. Munson Healthcare oncologists travel to Grayling weekly to meet with patients for regular and follow-up visits. Radiation therapies and other advanced cancer treatments are delivered in Traverse City at the Cowell Family Cancer Center

Infusion services are available in Grayling for anyone who has a medical condition that requires medication to be administered intravenously, such as hemophilia, congestive heart failure, multiple sclerosis, immune deficiencies, or Crohn’s Disease.

Coming Soon: New Patient Diagnostic Center

Grayling Hospital provides complex diagnostic testing for nearly 2,500 patients a year. Our new Patient Diagnostic Center will greatly reduce the amount of time pre-surgical patients spend in the hospital for testing. Rather than be admitted to an observation bed, most patients will relax in a comfortable diagnostic recliner, stay in their street clothes, and have access to entertainment to help pass the time. Patients will have their tests done in one place at one time, eliminating multiple trips to the hospital for testing and reducing the time from diagnosis to treatment. The Patient Diagnostic Center will be located on the ground floor near the Emergency Department.

Maternal and Newborn Center

The precious hours surrounding the birth of your child will be remembered for the rest of your life, so we do everything we can to provide the childbirth experience you want. Each year, about 350 babies are born in our birthing unit. We stay current with the most up-to-date care of our moms and babies and provide family-centered care. Family members may be involved in your labor and delivery and the first hours of your child's life, to the extent that is safe for you and your baby.

Long-term Care

Crawford Continuing Care Center is a 39-bed, non-profit long-term nursing care and short-term rehabilitation community attached to Grayling Hospital. Our comfortable environment provides our residents and rehab guests with services, specialists, and technology – all just seconds away. Our team of senior care and rehabilitation experts guide you and your family every step of the way.

Benefitting our Community

Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital annually provides more than $3 million in donated services to the communities it serves through health care services, education, and unreimbursed health care. 

What Patients Say About Us

  • “It was wonderful to be able to have my surgery seven miles from home. We are very fortunate to have the good surgeons we do. The patient-centered care at the hospital is marvelous. I had a wonderful private room. The new meals on demand are great and the care is so personalized. Grayling Hospital keeps getting better and better.”
  • “I have had many experiences with this hospital over the years, both personally and with family and friends. Yesterday, I had knee surgery and I continue to say that Grayling Hospital is the underappreciated gem of the north woods! Keep up the good work.”

Our Mission

Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital and its partners work together to provide superior quality care and promote community health.

Our Vision

We will be the first choice for local health care because of our commitment to caring for the whole person and our expertise in providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place.

Joint Commission Notice

Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission. To ensure the highest quality health care for our patients, Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital participates in the accreditation process through The Joint Commission, which conducts periodic unannounced accreditation surveys of the hospital to determine our compliance with nationally established Joint Commission standards.