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The flu shot is now available across northern Michigan, including Munson Healthcare clinics and local pharmacies.

It takes approximately two weeks for the antibodies from the flu shot to form in your body and protect you from the flu, so it's best to get your flu shot before flu season starts. You can also receive your updated COVID-19 vaccine on the same day. Find a close-to-home location below. 

Fight the Flu

Munson Announces Petoskey Community Health Hub Proposal

Munson Healthcare is announcing a proposal to establish a Community Health Hub in Petoskey to increase access to award-winning patient care in the area. The proposal is part of our recently-announced Regional Care Transformation Plan which is focused on preserving care close to home and expanding the services patients want more of in northern Michigan — such as outpatient and primary care.

“The proposal would make it easier for patients to receive outpatient services including x-rays and blood draws, and expand primary care, urgent care, and outpatient specialty physicians including orthopedics,” said Laura Glenn, Chief Operating Officer of Munson Healthcare. Click below to learn more.

Transforming Care in Petoskey

3D Mammography Screening

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Regular mammograms help detect breast cancer at an early stage, when treatment is most likely to be successful. Munson Healthcare now offers the most comprehensive diagnostic tool available – 3D mammography screening – at all our mammography locations across northern Michigan.

3D mammography is the preferred choice for the most comprehensive screening and is covered by most insurance plans. If you’re a woman 40 or older (or your family provider has recommended earlier screening), learn more about 3D mammograms and schedule yours today.

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Play It Safe with Medication

The ongoing drug epidemic has heart-wrenching consequences that touch the lives of countless individuals. Addiction begins with access – and that access can start right in your own home. A staggering 70% of people who misuse pain medications get them from an unsuspecting friend or relative. 

Each year, we collect thousands of pounds of unused or expired prescriptions thanks to community members who use our MedSafe bins, located at Munson hospitals across northern Michigan. Click below to learn more and find a location near you.

How to Use MedSafe

Cadillac Hospital Family Birth Center Arranges Impromptu Wedding

Earlier this fall, expectant mother Miranda Geer and her fiancé Mike were expecting two milestone celebrations: their wedding, followed by the birth of their baby. But the couple's plans quickly changed when Miranda was admitted to Munson's Cadillac Hospital Family Birth Center due to high blood pressure, and her provider recommended that labor be induced for the safety of both Miranda and her baby.

Marrying before their new baby was born was very important to the couple, and their birthing team quickly pitched in to honor that wish, organizing an impromptu wedding in Cadillac Hospital's chapel – complete with navy blue scrubs, a wedding bouquet, and cupcakes from the Food and Nutrition staff for the couple and their guests to enjoy. Miranda and Mike were thrilled that their birthing team jumped at the chance to create such a memorable experience for them.

Upcoming Events at Munson Healthcare

 Advance Care Planning Workshops

Do your loved ones know your care preferences if a medical emergency leaves you unable to communicate? Register for one of our free upcoming workshops to learn what advance care planning includes and how to choose the best advocates.

Tues., Oct. 24 | 12 - 1:30 pm | Online - Register Here

Mon., Nov. 13 | 12 - 1:30 pm | Online - Register Here

Tues. Nov. 21 | 5 - 6:30 pm | Online - Register Here

Weds. Dec. 6 | 9 - 10:30 am | Online - Register Here

Mon. Dec. 18 | 12 - 1:30 pm | Online - Register Here