Grateful Patient Program


Grateful Patient Program 

How Can I Say Thank You?

While at Munson Healthcare, you may have a had a caregiver - doctor, nurse, staff member, volunteer - go above and beyond to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Amazing patient outcomes are a direct result of the compassionate, high quality care our team provides each and every day - and we know our patients and their families echo this. Whether it is as simple as a smile in the hallway or a therapy program that rehabilitated you back to your weekend adventures, we encourage you to recognize and thank our team members for helping you back to your “amazing.”

Make a Difference

Munson Healthcare Foundation has established the Grateful Patient Program as a way for patients to recognize and express their gratitude for the care received at a Munson Healthcare facility and for employees who impacted their stay in a time of need. Charitable gifts are an opportunity to thank a team member or a program that made a difference in your life and may be made in honor of a physician, nurse, or other caretaker who has been a part of a patient’s medical journey. Philanthropy funds excellence in health care by providing for new technology, techniques, programs, and services. To put this into perspective, every dollar donated would require $20 in billable services.

Charitable gifts to the Grateful Patient Program will:

  1. Support continued excellence in health care across the Munson Healthcare system by providing for new technology, training, programs, and services; and
  2. Honor and recognize a team member (by name or anonymously) who had a lasting impact on you or a loved one.

Your gift, large or small, truly makes a difference in the lives of our patients and is greatly appreciated by all of the caregivers and employees at Munson Healthcare.

Stories of Gratitude

“Nothing Short of Amazing” - Frank Macher’s Story
After experiencing all kinds of flu-like symptoms throughout the day, Frank and his wife Susan rushed to the Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Emergency Department to find answers.
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Top Technology Close to Home - The Olneys Story
After the couple’s second successful face-off with cancer, the Olneys wanted a tangible way to express their gratitude for Munson Healthcare.
Read more.

Show Your Appreciation

We’ve made it easy for you to show your appreciation and gratitude for those who went above and beyond. Celebrate and honor your doctor or physician:

Make a gift in honor of your caregiver

Share your story

For more information regarding the Munson Healthcare Foundations Grateful Patient Program, please email Abbie Robinson at