Bellin Health Acquires Physical Therapy Practice

Staff, location to remain as Kingsford, Mich. facility gets new name

KINGSFORD, MICH. — Bellin Health has acquired NLJ Physical Therapy Center, 901 Pyle Drive, Kingsford, Mich. The facility’s new name is Bellin Health Therapy Services-Kingsford/Iron Mountain.

Established in 1995 by owner and clinician Neal L. Johnson, PT, DPT, NLJ is a longstanding and well-respected community facility. Johnson, who remains at the center with the rest of his staff, said he is pleased to join the Bellin Health team.

“We have a strong history in this community, and a steadfast commitment to its residents,” Johnson said. “Becoming a part of Bellin provides additional resources to benefit our staff, as well as the patients we serve. We look forward to continuing this robust history of care for Kingsford and the surrounding areas.”

Patients at the newly acquired clinic are able to take advantage of Bellin’s 24-7 scheduling and MyChart online medical record services. The clinic’s phone number, (906) 774-3779, remains the same.

“For more than 20 years, Neal and his team have served this community with a second-to-none level of caring and expertise,” said Mary Hiltunen, Bellin Health vice president of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Services. “We are so pleased to be joining forces with this talented team of experts, and we look forward to a strong future together.” 

In addition to Johnson, the following staff members will remain at the new Bellin Health Therapy Services-Kingsford/Iron Mountain:

Andrew Casanova, PT, DPT, AT, ATC
• Kelly Laarman, PTA
• John Sericati, PTA
• Denise Hurzeler, clinic manager

Bellin Health Therapy Services-Kingsford/Iron Mountain is located at 901 Pyle Drive, Kingsford, Mich. To make an appointment, call (906) 774-3779 or visit