Traverse City Record-Eagle


August 18, 2013

Forum: Munson committed to reducing length of stay


Our philosophy has been and always will be that if we do the right thing for patients, ratings and awards will come. The best and most important recognition we receive is our community’s pride and confidence. We are committed to maintaining that trust, and we welcome further dialogue about transparency, outcomes, and clinical quality.

About the author: Ed Ness is President and Chief Executive Officer of Munson Healthcare, an eight-hospital system serving northern Michigan.

About the forum: The forum is a periodic column of opinion written by Record-Eagle readers in their areas of expertise. Submissions of 500 words or less may be made by e-mailing Please include biographical information and a photo.



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