Northern Michigan is home to the national recognized Munson Healthcare system. Among its eight hospitals is the flagship, Munson Medical Center, in Traverse City. Munson provides direct access to over 800 physicians representing more than 50 specialties. As a result of a consistent record of excellence and awards, Munson was presented Solucient’s 100 Top Hospitals: Benchmarks for Success Award – the Best of the Benchmark Hospitals. It has been nationally recognized and awarded for cardiovascular services, coronary bypass Surgery, orthopedics, nursing, patient care and quality improvement. Its emergency services include both mobile and air transport.