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Aurora Health Care opens Shawano clinic April 12

Friday, April 09, 2010

Shawano, Wis. – Aurora Health Center in Shawano is scheduled to open its new clinic, 1346 East Green Bay Street, on April 12. A community open house will take place in May. More details on the event will follow.

The one-story, 9,112 square-foot clinic will house Gregrey Hiltgen, MD, an Aurora family medicine physician, and Patty Darling Miller, an Aurora family nurse practitioner. The clinic will offer the full spectrum of medical treatment for patients from newborns to the elderly. Laboratory and diagnostic testing will also be offered at the facility.

Hiltgen has been an Aurora physician in the Shawano community for more than four years, when the clinic opened in September 2005. He has a medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and a fellowship from the University of Wisconsin.

Darling Miller worked at Aurora Health Center in Pulaski for four years and several other Aurora Health Care clinics for the past year. She will be seeing patients at Aurora Health Center in Shawano three days a week. Darling Miller earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Viterbo College in LaCrosse and her Masters Degree in Nursing with emphasis on family practice from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Also on staff are Mari Dehn, customer service representative; Amy Diaz, Medical Assistant; Janelle Schaal, registered nurse; Ashley Davis, radiologic technologist; and Terry Laatsch, clinic coder.

Dehn is a Northeast Wisconsin Technical College graduate with an associate’s degree and has been working with Aurora for the past seven years. She grew up in Shawano and currently lives in Bonduel. Dehn is very excited about the new clinic opening.

Diaz will celebrate her third anniversary with Aurora in May. She attended San Diego’s Concorde Career College and graduated in 2006. Diaz moved back to Wisconsin after graduation. “I am excited to work at the new clinic,” Diaz said. “We need the room.”

Schaal graduated from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in December 2008 with an associate degree in nursing. She is continuing her education with The University of Phoenix and will receive a bachelor’s degree in October 2010. Schaal believes the new Aurora clinic in Shawano is going to be a great asset to the community and she looks forward to working there.

Davis is a 2009 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College graduate and has been with Aurora since November 2009. “I am very excited,” Davis said about working at the new clinic. “This is a great opportunity for patients to come in and get the quality care Aurora has to offer.”

Laatsch began working at Aurora in January 2007. She completed her Medical Coding Certificate from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in May 2009. As a Shawano resident, Laatsch is glad the new clinic will be closer to her home. “I am happy that everything is coming together,” Laatsch said. “It’s good to have more providers in the community.”

Aurora Health Center in Shawano is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Same day appointments are available.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Krissy Lillie
Phone: 920-288-3629

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