Highly Trained & Experienced Trauma Surgeons

Munson Healthcare is the only health system in the northern half of Michigan with four fellowship-trained trauma surgeons. These skilled traumatologists specialize in complex trauma-based orthopedic cases — including pelvis fractures, high-impact traumatic injuries to the arms and legs, and geriatric fracture management.

They respond to trauma cases in Munson Healthcare emergency departments. The Emergency Department at Munson Medical Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Level II Trauma Center. It is one of just 23 in the state — and the only one in northern lower Michigan.

Regardless of where you receive surgery, you can be assured that Munson Healthcare’s experienced surgeons and care teams deliver the highest quality care for traumatic injury.

State-of-the-Art Facilities for Emergency Trauma Care

All Munson Healthcare trauma surgeries are performed in facilities with advanced equipment and trauma capabilities.

For example, Munson Medical Center’s Emergency Department features three large trauma bays located steps away from the ambulance entrance, a CT scanner for immediate diagnostics, and an electronic patient and staff tracking system for timely, efficient care delivery. Its 43 patient rooms are designed for private, safe, and secure emergency care.

Expert, Team-Based Approach

Our trauma surgeons work with a multidisciplinary team to help us deliver comprehensive and compassionate care. Team members may include:

  • Advanced practice providers
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Critical care specialists
  • Emergency medicine specialists
  • General surgeons
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Radiologists

Throughout trauma surgery, our staff is in regular communication with you and your family to deliver progress updates and discuss next steps. You can expect individualized care and attention from the providers at Munson Healthcare — when you’re at one of our hospitals or recovering at home.

Ensuring Your Safe, Full Recovery

After your surgery is complete and you leave the hospital, you may need further medical care to ensure a full recovery. As you leave the hospital, our team will explain all of your care options. Munson Healthcare’s trauma and acute care team will continue to evaluate your recovery and provide additional treatment as needed.

When emergencies happen, trust your care to Munson Healthcare’s trauma surgeons.

Our Team

Larry Alexander, PA-C

Trauma

Accepting new patients

231-935-5000

Locations:
Traverse City,

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Kathryn Aurand, PA-C

Trauma

Accepting new patients

231-935-5000

Locations:
Traverse City,

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Dawn Brown, NP

Trauma

Accepting new patients

231-935-5000

Locations:
Traverse City,

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Kevin Coles, PA-C

Trauma

Accepting new patients

231-935-5000

Locations:
Traverse City,

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