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Heiler joins Portage Health's emergency and Express Care teams

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Shawn Heiler, PA-CPortage Health is pleased to announce that Shawn Heiler, PA-C, has joined the medical staff to work in the emergency department and Express Care.

Heiler comes to the Copper Country after spending his entire professional career in metropolitan southeast Michigan.

His visit to Portage Health helped him to make his decision to make the trip north.

“Everything about Portage Health seems great,” said Heiler. “The emergency department has a lot to offer for being a rural hospital. It has all the things I need to make sure my patients are taken care of.”

Jim Bogan, president and CEO of Portage Health, said Heiler will be a great fit.

“We look forward to working with Shawn as a member of our emergency, trauma and urgent care team,” said Bogan.

Heiler has already begun working in the emergency department, and will also spend time at Express Care.

While Heiler adapts to his new professional surroundings, he’s already taken a liking to his physical surroundings.

“It’s beautiful up here,” he said. “It’s great for outdoors people like my wife and I.”

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Portage Health Family Day at Sept. 24 MTU football game

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The Portage Health Sports Medicine Institute and Michigan Tech Athletics are proud to present Portage Health Family Day on Saturday, Sept. 24 as the football Huskies take on the University of Indianapolis. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. at Sherman Field in Houghton.

MTU FootballPortage Health will have a tent at the main entrance, where everyone will have a chance to enter a drawing for a team-autographed helmet or football. Winners will be announced at halftime.

Free MTU football posters will be available at the Portage Health tent during the fourth quarter and immediately following the game for the first 500 kids. They will be able to join the huskies on the field after the game for players to sign the posters.

Portage Health Family Day will be held in conjunction with Youth Jersey Day. All kids age 3 through 12th grade will receive free admission for wearing any sports jersey. The Blizzard Kids Race will also take place at halftime for children 10 and under, and is sponsored by Dairy Queen – participants will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone.

(photo by Michael Blanchard)


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