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Northwest Michigan’s population swells by 78 percent in the summer months, creating a higher demand for care, including more visits to our emergency departments (EDs).

While EDs have always been the traditional front door to receive care, Munson Healthcare offers many convenient options to receive quality, trusted care – some with shorter wait times and lower co-pays than you might expect. Watch our Munson Minutes for a quick guide to making sure you receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time, including:

Are Men Too Confident About Their Health?

A survey of 900 men shows that the majority of men think they’re healthier than most other men. Learn how this mindset could be putting men’s health at risk – plus the biggest health threats men should be aware of.

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"The 'do nothing' option wasn't really good for me."

Art Krueger was playing hockey when he felt a strange nerve sensation down in his arm. Knowing that something wasn’t quite right, he turned to Munson Orthopedic Institute’s shoulder expert, Matthew Dubiel, MD. Learn what common injury caused Art’s discomfort – and how his timely visit to fellowship-trained shoulder surgeon Dr. Dubiel led to a rapid recovery.

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Funding Granted for Phase One of Grand Traverse Center for Mental Wellness

Munson Healthcare and community partners are collaborating to create a Center for Mental Wellness that will bring much-needed mental health, substance use disorder, and crisis services under one roof in Traverse City. This past week, the Grand Traverse County’s Board of Commissioners granted a $5 million funding request.

“We are grateful to the Board of Commissioners for their investment in the future for mental health services in Northern Michigan,” shares Munson Healthcare Chief Operating Officer Laura Glenn. “This funding approval will allow us to move forward with our first phase of expanding mental and behavioral health services for children, youth, and adults in our region.”

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