Michele Heichel

RN, Caregiver Mentor Program Lead


Michelle has been a nurse at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato since 1994 and with Freedom Home Care since the beginning of their services in 2014. She has served on the Mayo Clinic Ethics Committee for the past 15 years and is a charge nurse.  Michelle enjoys working in all different areas of the hospital.  She graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapy and a four year nursing degree.  She has a passion for nursing.  Michelle considers it a privilege to work with people from all walks of life and provide them with care during what can be the most intimate, challenging and frightening or celebratory moments in their life.   Michelle is married to Chris and they have three children.  In her spare time, Michelle enjoys attending her son’s baseball games, visiting her daughter and son-in-law in Kansas City, attending weekly bible study and spending time with her twin sister.