Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 8, 2013

Body & Soul Newsmakers: 06/08/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Mancelona High School’s Ironmen Health Center received a third-place award from the School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan (SCHA-MI) for an entry for this year’s School-Based Health Center Awareness Month.

The entry was created by members of the Ironmen Health Center’s Teen Advisory Council and students from Mrs. Guerriero’s first-hour art class. They collaborated on creating a 3-D collage of their own photos, assembled to reflect the intersection between health and education in Mancelona.

The health center is a school-linked health facility operated by the Health Department of Northwest Michigan in collaboration with Mancelona Public Schools. It is located in the Mancelona Family Resource Center, 205 Grove St., and offers health care and prevention services to anyone between the ages of 10 and 21, as well as information for parents and guardians on topics related to adolescent health. It also provides families with help completing the MIChild and Healthy Kids applications.

Appointments are available year-round and walk-ins are welcome. All services are free. For details, call (800) 432-4121 or visit www.nwhealth.org.

Greta Sheffer was recently recognized for 20 years of service and care as a registered nurse with Digestive Health Associates. She is assigned to the phone nurse triage team serving as patient coordinator and advocate.

Prior to joining Digestive Health Associates, Sheffer worked in alcohol and drug rehabilitation, family practice and for the Michigan Department of Public Health. She graduated in 1967 from Butterworth School of Nursing in Grand Rapids.