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Andrew Ciarlone

Meet Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ciarlone

A native Michigander, Dr. Ciarlone said his interest in medicine began when he first noticed that the human body doesn’t always perform the way it should. Early on, he became interested in people with limps, joint pain, or other injuries … Read More >

Catharine Hervey Crittenton

Meet Director of Physician Engagement, Catharine Hervey

When asked what the best part of her job is, Catharine Hervey says it is meeting new people; not a bad trait for someone responsible for managing physician engagement. While she may be new to the role at Crittenton Hospital, … Read More >

Dr Michael Yusaf

Meet Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Yusaf

When Dr. Michael Yusaf entered his first surgical rotation during medical school, he thought it was the “coolest thing” he had ever seen. Though his father was a practicing orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Yusaf said he grew up without a clear … Read More >

Nicole Phillips

Meet Oncology Nurse Navigator, Nicole Phillips

Nicole Phillips never intended to work in the medical field. Her discomfort with needles and wounds seemed like obvious reasons to eliminate medicine as a career interest. It wasn’t until Phillips had two personal interactions with hospitals, and saw firsthand … Read More >

Meet Our Nurse Manager, Kathleen VanPoppelen

Kathleen VanPoppelen, BSN, BA, RN, is Crittenton Hospital Medical Center’s Nurse Manager Pre-Op, Post-Op, Endoscopy, OPC and PAT. That’s a lot of titles for one person whose original interest was a career in elementary education, not the medical field. Discovering … Read More >