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Mission: Inspiring charitable support to enhance health care for the people of northern michigan. The purposes for which munson healthcare regional foundation is organized are: a) to provide support for the objects and purposes of munson healthcare, a michigan nonprofit corporation and its affiliates, including munson medical center, munson home care, north flight, inc. , and kalkaska memorial health center; b) to assist in a charitable manner, in the accomplishment of the health care purposes of munson healthcare and its affiliates; c) to obtain funds to support public charities in the area of health maintenance, education and prevention of diseases; d) to provide a benefit to munson healthcare and its affiliates by distributing income or transferring assets to or otherwise supporting them; e) to participate to the fullest extent possible within the restrictions of the corporation's funds and assets in any activity designed and carried on to promote the general health of the community; f) to pa

Programs: Funds for the support of munson medical center, a related organization in the munson healthcare system. Major initiatives funded include constructions of the new cancer center, support for the start-up and operations of the heart clinic, pediatric programs, unmet healthcare needs of patients in the munson service area, , medical equipment purchases, , support for the northern diabetes initiative, diabetes education, patient transport assistance, women's cancer fund distributions to patients, continuing medical education, nursing and staff training, , the msu college of human medicine program, support of munson manor and other hospital based programs.

funds to support munson home care's hospice & palliative care program which provides compassionate, end-of-life care to patients and families in northwest michigan (including antrim, benzie, grand traverse, kalkaska, leelanau, manistee, mason, otsego and wexford counties). The heart of the program's mission is to serve individuals and their families during their greatest time of need. Since 1978, munson home care has cared for over 10,000 patients living with advanced illness or condition, their caregivers, and those who have lost a loved one-regardless of age, race, religion or financial circumstances. Munson hospice's professional staff and dedicated volunteers offer comfort, peace, and compassion in the home or at the hospice house, which is located on the campus of munson medical center. Additionally, munson hospice provides grief support services to families for up to one year after the loss of a loved one. Hospice bereavement counselors are frequently requested by area schools to help students and teachers cope with the traumatic death of a classmate or other crisis. Our innovative palliative care program guides patients and families through difficult conversations and choices about treatment and pain management.

funds for the support of north flight inc. , a related organization in the munson healthcare system. The initiative funded was to support the north flight ground divisions that serve northwest lower michigan within the wexford division by supporting the purchase of two 12-lead ekg defibrillators.

munson healthcare regional foundation grants funds to provide for unmet health care needs in the munson healthcare service area.

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