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ONCOLOGIST RETURNS TO NORTHERN MICHIGAN
Petoskey, Mich – Aug. 6, 2012 – McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to announce the return of Ervin Hire, MD to the northern Michigan community. Dr. Hire will re-join Northern Michigan Hematology/Oncology, a department of McLaren Northern Michigan, where he practiced for 7 years before leaving the area.
“Dr. Hire is an outstanding physician. We are so pleased to welcome him back to our community,” said Reezie DeVet, President and CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan. “He is respected for both his compassion and his tremendous and diverse experience.”
After pursing a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Dr. Hire earned his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He then completed an internal medicine residency at Southwestern Michigan Area Health Education Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in addition to a fellowship in medical oncology at Wayne State University. He is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.
Dr. Hire has served as past medical director at hospitals in Virginia and Tennessee, a principal investigator for clinical research, and a clinical instructor at Vanderbilt University, East Tennessee State University, and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. In 2009, he was awarded the James B. Hammond Humanitarian Award for his "humanitarian and compassionate work" as a doctor in Mount Sinai where he and other colleagues worked with inner city, indigent patients and immigrants. He has been published in the journal Cancer and the American Journal of Clinical Oncology, and most recently practiced with Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Illinois.
“I moved to Chicago five years ago for family reasons. However my heart and soul never left northern Michigan. Circumstances occurred that now allow me to return to my home and work again for our community,” said Dr. Hire.
About McLaren Northern Michigan
McLaren Northern Michigan, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, is a 202-bed, regional referral center located in Petoskey, serving residents in 22 counties across northern lower Michigan and the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula. A medical staff of nearly 200 physicians represents nearly all medical and surgical specialties, enabling full-service care with an emphasis on heart, cancer, orthopedics, and neuroscience services. Additional information can be found at northernhealth.org.