Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 22, 2012

Body and Soul Newsmakers: 12/22/2012


---- — Kelly A. Covell, DO, has joined the staff of Munson Medical Center as a specialist in hospital medicine.

Dr. Covell graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center, Mount Clemens. She practices at Hospitalists of Northern Michigan, 1105 Sixth St.


Munson Medical Center has been certified as a primary stroke center by The Joint Commission using guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

The certification follows an on-site visit in July by a reviewer from The Joint Commission with expertise in stroke care. The designation demonstrates the hospital's program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients. It verifies that Munson Medical Center is providing evidence-based best care and best practices to stroke patients.


Zachary P. Goral, DO, has joined the staff of Munson Medical Center as a specialist in psychiatry.

Dr. Goral graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, Calif., and completed a residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He recently returned to the area after serving in the U.S. Air Force.

Dr. Goral practices at the Munson Behavioral Health Services, 420 Brook St., Traverse City, and is accepting new patients. Call 935-6382 for details.


The Antrim County Republican Party's elected precinct delegates recently elected new executive officers. Priscilla Miller will serve as secretary, Laura Bogdan as treasurer, Randy Bishop as chairman and Lori Luckett as vice chair.

Miller is a local freelance writer from Alden. Bogdan operates Bogdan Insurance in Elk Rapids, Bishop is co-owner of Patriot Voice Radio Network and co-hosts a daily conservative talk show. Luckett is an attorney, practicing in Bellaire.


The Michigan Sheriffs' Association has announced the graduation of Sheriff Ted Schendel, Benzie County; Sheriff Mike Borkovich, Leelanau County; and Sheriff Matthew Nowicki, Otsego County, from the 47th New Sheriffs' Leadership Institute. Fourteen new sheriffs completed the training.

The NSLI is held once every four years following the sheriffs' election. The intense two-week training is offered before the newly elected sheriffs take office in order to prepare them for their new jobs.