It is important that patients and their families feel confident in the specialists and programs that provide their care. Our team members are active in the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Assurance Program. This aggressive peer review process collates outcomes data, reviews the information and makes recommendations to help improve care.

Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Grand Traverse has consistently been named as one of the best open heart programs in Michigan for many years. Similarly, Munson Medical Center has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the country. We encourage you to visit, where comparative outcomes for all cardiothoracic programs are available from Medicare, the federally funded national healthcare system.

In addition, Munson has been recognized with the following awards:

  • Solucient Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the USA(Munson Medical Center) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006
  • Solucient Top 100 Hospitals in the USA (Munson Medical Center) 1993 and 1997 - 2003, 2006
  • LBA/Health Grades #1 Cardiac Surgery program ranking for Michigan in 1997 - 2003
  • Munson Medical Center was the sole recipient of the National Quality Health Care Award for 1999-2000 from the National Committee for Quality Health Care and Modern Medicine Magazine
  • Medicare Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Finalist
  • HCIA National 100 Best Hospitals Award in 1993, 1997, 1998 and 1999
  • HCIA-Sachs National Top 100 Cardiovascular Programs in 1998, 1999 and 2000
  • Great Lakes Valve Replacement Surgery, Best Hospitals. Money Magazine, Fall 2003, page 31 Title Article: "The Best Health Care for your Family"