All Under One (Big) Roof

Less than two years after the ceremonial shovels hit the ground, the state-of-the-art Cowell Family Cancer Center is readying to welcome its first patients in Traverse City by mid-winter. A cancer center – with all diagnostic and treatment services in one location – had long been...

Cowell Cancer Center And Kids Creek – A Natural Partnership

For the last several years, Munson Medical Center has had a special relationship with the creek that meanders through its campus – a creek that is on the Michigan Impaired Waters List because of stormwater runoff. “A couple years ago we started working with Munson with...

Munson, NMC Launch Paramedic Degree Program

Beginning this month, the first cohort of students will begin coursework in a paramedic associate’s degree program offered as a collaboration between Munson Medical Center and Northwestern Michigan College (NMC). There has been a relatively longstanding partnership between the two institutions – for example, NMC has...

Integrative, Multidisciplinary Care On The Rise Locally

Affordable Care Act's Focus On Prevention Is Key To Growth Given the push for accountable care under the Affordable Care Act, complementary and integrative medicine – a model of care established in the late 1990s that focuses health and wellness rather than disease – is experiencing...

TELEMEDICINE BRINGS SPECIALTY CARE TO HOMETOWN HEALTH CARE

The term ‘telemedicine’ may summon visions of R2D2 in an intergalactic operating room or Star Trek’s Dr. McCoy scanning Captain Kirk with his medical tricorder. Yet, you don’t have to be watching sci-fi to find many northern Michigan patients already benefitting from telemed – with the...

Important Affordable Care Act Updates For 2015

Employers have been reacting to the impact the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made on employer-provided health coverage since early 2010. This year will be no different, with significant portions of the Affordable Care Act going into effect, such as the employer shared responsibility mandate...

Health News Across The Region

  New Health Care Training Program Launches Integrity Home Health Care in Traverse City has opened Integrity Health Training School. Starting this month, it is offering a Nurse Aide Training Program that prepares students to become certified nurse aides. Executive Director Greg Hall said the training will likely...

The Man Makeover

Whether it’s the result of a youth-obsessed culture, selfie-obsessed social media or simply an improving economy, minimally invasive and reconstructive procedures have been steadily fueling the billion dollar cosmetic surgery industry. Contributing to this sharp increase in total procedures is a change in clientele seeking out...