Local Congressman Visits Munson Mercy Hospital Cadillac

A local congressman was talking about the importance of rural healthcare today — as he visited a Northern Michigan hospital.

John Moolenaar represents the fourth district of Michigan.

He’s been on the job for five months.

Today, he was at Munson Mercy Hospital Cadillac.

The hospital serves a large geographical area in Northern Michigan — a reason Moolenaar says he wants to watch out for its interests.

He says making sure people have access to quality healthcare here is vital.

“Make sure that the funding for our rural hospitals is strong and secure, because hospitals are a very important part of the community. And we want to make sure that there’s good technology as well as good care,” Moolenaar said.

Moolenaar hopes to work with the hospital in the future on legislation.