Manistee Hospital Receives Governor’s Excellence Award

Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital was recognized Tuesday for receiving a Governor’s Excellence Award.

The hospital received the award for increasing the identification of behavioral health conditions and working to treat them.

State Senator Curt VanderWall was on hand Tuesday to honor the hospital for working to address this issue.

The hospital says their work in this area isn’t done.

“We want to make sure that we offer care management, which we are improving right now, as well as social work services. We do always look at what we can do as a region and a community with mental health to make sure that we’re addressing that, because it is a major concern for our community so we’ll continue to work on that,” said Manager of Quality Assurance Alex Callaway.

The hospital also worked to improve identifying conditions such as depression and alcohol abuse.