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    Serving Hospitals and Medical Organizations

    Merit Network is a collaborative community of research, education, and nonprofit organizations that utilizes Merit's high-performance network, essential services, and exceptional Member support to help your organization achieve its mission and goals.

    Since 1992, Merit Network has provided health care organizations in Michigan with networking expertise, professional learning opportunities, and additional services to help them achieve their network infrastructure, education, and research goals. Merit is a trusted partner, serving hospitals, community mental health, and medical organizations across Michigan.

    Network Engineering Expertise

    Merit Network's engineers are respected experts in the field and can provide customized configurations to link one office or multiple locations to Merit's backbone network. Whether it's configuring BGP, IPv6, subnetting, or multicast, our networking team can find the right solution to meet the network needs of health care organizations.

    Merit's engineers can consult on designing your local network or improving your network's security.

    Cybersecurity Training

    The Michigan Cyber Range prepares cybersecurity professionals for detecting, preventing, and thwarting cyber-attacks in a real-world setting. Throughout the year, the Michigan Cyber Range hosts certification courses covering multiple cybersecurity disciplines. A current schedule of cybersecurity courses is available online.

    Health care organizations can rent their own space on the Michigan Cyber Range, and use the Merit Secure Sandbox to conduct their own training or cybersecurity excercises.

    Merit's High-Speed Backbone Network

    Merit manages the nation's longest-running regional network, which has been in continuous operation since May 1973. Merit has implemented a 10 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) backbone to provide a flexible, robust architecture to support the needs of our Members. Merit can provide connectivity to a single health care organization or a consortium of organizations.

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    Health Care Spotlights

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    Building a Robust Medical Network
    MidMichigan Health and Merit Network create a network to meet the health system's needs for current and future technologies.
    Borgess Hospital photo

    Good for the Heart
    Borgess Medical Center named to prestigious list for excellence in cardiac care.
    Van Andel Institute photo

    Advance. Explore. Educate.
    Van Andel Institute continues building the Life Science Industry on Health Hill.

    Contact Us

    If you need assistance, please contact Merit or call 734-527-5700.








    Recommended Services



    Merit offers several services that can benefit health care organizations in Michigan, including high-speed network connections, Merit Licensing - VMware Program, and MeritVoice.

    Please see the Recommended Services web page for details.







    Merit Support Center



    Our Merit Support Center (MSC) is staffed by a highly-trained team that can provide immediate assistance with any support questions or planning issues. The MSC offers 24x7 assistance year-round to Members with network connection issues and questions related to services.

    Please see the Member Support web page for details.








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