UM: Health System

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that the UM Health System has approached Traverse City-based Munson Healthcare, which has been in talks with Spectrum Health about a possible merger. The report states that UM pitched an affiliation plan – less than a merger or assuming a controlling interest in Munson’s operations. Munson CEO Ed Ness said the organization already has ties with UM in several areas, including pediatric services, cancer treatment, visiting specialists and clinical trials: “Wherever the Spectrum discussion goes, I’m interested in exploring how we can expand our relationship with the University of Michigan.” [Source]