Upcoming Events

Medication Takeback Day

Saturday, October 26 | Cadillac, Charlevoix, Frankfort, Gaylord, Grayling, Manistee, Traverse City

Munson Healthcare facilities will join the national DEA’s Fall Medication Take Back Event Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m by reminding area residents of drop-off sites in their communities.

Residents in Cadillac, Charlevoix, Frankfort, Gaylord, Grayling, Manistee, and Traverse City are invited to bring their unused and outdated medications for disposal on Oct. 26 or any day. The community can drop off unused and unwanted medications every day at MedSafe bins located throughout Munson Healthcare.

Opioid Epidemic Update

Tuesday, October 29 | 7:30 - 8 am: Breakfast/Registration; 8 - 9:30 am: Presentations

The Hagerty Center at Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City

Join us as we discuss the national crisis that is impacting our communities in Northern Michigan. Speakers will bring varying perspectives from their fields of expertise regarding the current challenges and resources available to combat this growing epidemic. 


  • Jean Nagelkerk, PhD, FNP, FNAP - Vice Provost for Health, Grand Valley State University


  • Dave Mengebier, MBA - President & Chief Executive Officer, Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation


  • Amber A. Daniels, MPA - Department Analyst - Michigan Automated Prescription System, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
  • Christopher Hindbaugh, MSW - Chief Executive Officer, Addiction Treatment Services
  • Christine Nefcy, MD, FAAP - Chief Medical Officer, Munson Health Care
  • Officer Jennilyn Oster - Traverse City Police Department
  • James Whelan, MD - Medical Director - Population Health, Munson Health Care

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