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Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, MichiganMunson Medical Center in Traverse City is the regional referral center for all of northern Michigan. This 442-bed teaching and research hospital has earned repeated national honors for top quality care, including sole winner of the prestigious American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize™ and recognized as a Top 100 Hospital 14 times. It is one of only two percent of hospitals in the world to achieve Magnet status for excellence in nursing care three times.


Make a Gift to the COVID-19 Fund

The COVID-19 Fund will help support the emerging needs of Munson Healthcare hospitals. Make a gift today to help ensure our healthcare team can quickly respond to patient and clinical needs in this time of crisis.

This fund will be used for:

  • Emergency medical triage supplies
  • Medical supplies for emergency departments, surgical, room and other patient-specific supplies in high demand
  • Testing sites to help prevent the spread of the illness

Core Services at Munson Medical Center

Healthcare has never been simple, but the COVID-19 pandemic has driven us to go beyond what we ever thought was possible and has pushed Munson Healthcare to remodel the way we provide care for patients, while keeping staff protected in their new work environments. Despite these challenges, we have learned through this crisis that our ability to respond to patients in need is crucial – no matter the medical emergency.

Although it is uncertain what the future may bring, we know by maintaining and strengthening core services at Munson Medical Center, we are securing healthcare for future generations to come. Our primary focus is, and will always be, your health, safety, and well-being.

Comprehensive Stroke Center

As the leading cause of disability in the United States, when you or a loved one experience stroke symptoms only one thing matters—getting medical help fast. Currently, patients in Traverse City and surrounding areas may be sent to Grand Rapids to receive stroke treatment. With favorable travel conditions, transporting patients to Grand Rapids by helicopter can take roughly two hours

Our goal at Munson Healthcare is to ensure all patients, from year-round residents to summer time visitors, have access to comprehensive stroke care. Munson Medical Center has partnered with Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan to develop a Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC). Together with Michigan Medicine, Munson Medical Center has been conducting needs assessments, training, program support, and determining a best practice model for the new Interventional Stroke program. To implement this program, Munson Medical Center is in need of two Biplane Imaging Labs. Biplane Imaging is one of the most advanced interventional medical imaging technologies available and can make all the difference in recovery for patients with stroke or other sever neurovascular complications.

Surgical Services

No area of the hospital is subject to as much rapid growth and advancement in medical technology. The progressive expansion of surgical methods and equipment keeps surgical care and recovery local while improving patient experience. Using advanced, leading edge diagnostic and surgical technology, patients are provided with minimally invasive procedures, faster recovery, less pain and blood loss, and a lower chance of infection. To keep pace with the latest advancements, Munson Medical Center must regularly update and replace critical technology and equipment to keep surgical procedures local, while expanding the range of procedures available.

Originally built in the late 1980’s and designed to handle equipment from none operating rooms (ORs), we now have 17 fully-functional ORs, with an average of 17,000 surgeries per year. With plans to build four new ORs and “shell out” space for more as part of our north end expansion, it is time to create more space for our Central Processing Department (CPD). The plan is to construct a new CPD that will be able to handle the demands of 30 operating rooms – allowing us to continue to grow to meet the surgical needs of our community.

The total cost for these critical innovations at Munson Medical Center is $7,500,000.   


Patient Needs

The Patient Needs Fund provides financial assistance for the urgent needs of patients during a health-related crisis. Medical social workers and case management staff identify and approve financial assistance through this fund, based on patient needs. Immediate assistance is often provided until other resources can be arranged in partnership with other human services agencies.

Help provided through the Patient Needs Fund includes:

  • Gas cards, which allow patients to travel to and from home for medical appointments.
  • Assistance with groceries, medications, rent/mortgage payments, utilities. 

Learn More 

To learn how you can help, call 231-213-1150.

Circle of Excellence

Circle of Excellece at Munson Healthcare FoundationsThe Circle of Excellence acknowledges generous donors of Munson Medical Center who have cumulative gifts of at least $1,000 annually. Register for a Circle of Excellence event today (members only). 

Stories of Giving

Children’s Activity Room Funded in Memory of a Mom

Medical Needs Fund Purchases Advanced Lab Equipment


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