Your Amazing Heart, Our Nationally Recognized Care
Our award-winning heart specialists are here to keep you going strong, wherever your life—and your heart—leads you. Your Munson Healthcare heart team has provided advanced heart care longer than any other team in northern Michigan, and we provide specialized care close to home.
Early detection of heart and vascular conditions increases your chances of a healthy outcome, which is why we’re committed to educating you and our communities on the importance of a healthy heart. And when you need us, we’re ready—using the latest diagnostic technology, therapies, and surgical procedures to ensure faster recoveries so you can get back to the heart of who you are and to your amazing journey.
Know Your Heart
Chest pain doesn’t necessarily indicate that a person has heart disease. Other symptoms signaling heart disease may include shortness of breath, swollen feet or ankles, extreme fatigue, regular dizziness or light headed-ness, heart palpitations, and unexplained aches and pains in your chest, arms, neck, or jaw. Listening to your body is a great first step toward heart health. Get started with our heart health assessment.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
A conversation with your family care provider is an essential step on your healthy heart journey.
Meet Your Heart Team
Ranking right alongside the nation's top hospitals and academic medical centers, our heart team includes 22 cardiologists and five cardiothoracic surgeons, as well as vascular surgeons, internists, neurologists, specialty-trained nurses, and various specialists who work together to provide the safest, highest quality heart care.
Pictured right: Members of the Cardiac Research Team
Expert Heart Care Close to Home
Blue Cross Blue Shield designated Munson Medical Center a Blue Distinction® Center+ for demonstrating expertise in delivering safe and effective cardiac care, focusing on cardiac valve surgery, coronary artery bypass graft, and percutaneous coronary interventions. Learn more about Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care or contact your Local Plan.
Munson Medical Center is repeatedly recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for high-quality care. In 2017, the hospital was once again recognized with both the Gold Plus Achievement and Elite Honor Roll recognition in the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® quality improvement program.
Our heart specialists work with community hospitals throughout northern Michigan to provide close-to-home preventive, diagnostic, and testing services. Patients who need advanced heart care have easy access to state-of-the-art technology and the latest minimally-invasive surgical techniques at the 127-bed Webber Heart Center at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
If you need follow-up heart care after a procedure, we come to you. Our heart team sees patients at nine locations so patients don’t have to spend time, money, and energy traveling long distances to their appointments. Cardiac rehabilitation is available at all nine Munson Healthcare hospitals. We are honored to provide heart services for the communities surrounding Cadillac, Charlevoix, Gaylord, Grayling, Frankfort, Indian River, Kalkaska, Manistee, Prudenville, and Traverse City.
Leading-edge Cardiology Research
Our cardiovascular research program brings the newest and most promising research trials to our community with leading-edge therapies otherwise not locally available to patients.
We have been involved in cardiovascular research since 2007. We have enrolled more than 500 people from all over northern Michigan in 21 industry- or government-sponsored studies.
Kate Followed Her Heart
Kate thought her traveling days were over after a diagnosis of idiopathic heart failure and several relapses and hospitalizations. The heart team in the Heart Failure Program found a way to bring her expert care from anywhere in the world.
Tell Us What’s in Your Heart
Maybe heart disease runs in your family and you’d like to learn how best to care for your heart, or you’ve experienced a heart scare and are in the midst of adjusting your lifestyle. You could be on the other side of a heart surgery and discovering a new normal. Tell us what matters most to your heart.