Maxon Foundation Awards Munson Healthcare Foundations $884,000 Grant

Munson Healthcare Foundations has been awarded an $884,000 grant from the Maxon Foundation.

The grant will be paid out over five years and will support recruitment and training of physician students through the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s Rural Community Health Program (R-CHP) in Traverse City. The grant will increase the number of participating students from 12 to 16 annually.

“The Maxon Foundation has been very generous over the life of the Traverse City Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Campus,” said Daniel Webster, M.D., co-founder of Munson Healthcare’s Family Practice Residency Program and community assistant dean for the R-CHP.

“Their grant assistance has allowed the campus to develop a very interactive rural educational focus for our students, resulting in relationships that contribute to the return of these students after residency as practicing physicians in northern Michigan. This additional grant will allow further development of our rural focus through initiatives directed toward increased patient access to quality health care in northern Michigan.”

The Maxon Foundation has awarded more than $5 million in support to various Munson Healthcare programs over the years.