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La Porte, Starke Hospitals Name New Chief Nursing Officer

La-Porte-HospitalAnetra Jones, MPH, RN, CPPS, NEA-BC, has been appointed Chief Nursing Officer for La Porte and Starke hospitals, starting May 30. Jones was selected after a series of interviews that included staff nurses and executive leadership from the hospitals. She replaces interim CNO, Rose Labriola.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City Presents New Nursing Award

Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Presents-New-Nursing-Award-2017Jessica Tharpe, a nurse who has been with Franciscan Health Michigan City for 16 years on the medical-surgical-oncology unit, is the first winner of the hospital’s new, monthly DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

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Lisa Misch & 1st Source Bank - Passionate About Helping to Grow Your Small Business


1st Source Bank takes pride in their efforts to drive small business development and grow local economies through a streamlined lending process that has had significant impact since its implementation in 2014.

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Correa Honored by Hispanic Business Community for Career Achievements


St. Catherine Hospital CEO Leo Correa has received top honors from the Southlake Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for lifelong leadership and a distinguished career.

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La Porte, Porter Physician Groups Name New Vice President

La-Porte-Porter-Physician-Groups-Name-New-Vice-President-2017 Tracey Knapp has been named Vice President of the La Porte Physician Network and Porter Physician Group – the combined multispecialty medical group in Northwest Indiana encompassing more than 130 providers spanning seven counties.

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All About The Girls 3 Brings Strong Women Together to Say "You're Welcome World"


There is no definite way to be a strong woman. A strong woman can be one of any background, creed, and profession; a woman who is unapologetically herself every day. So, Thursday night, women from all over Northwest Indiana came together for Ideas In Motion Media’s “All About The Girls Part 3” to celebrate strength and show support for the women who work hard and help make other’s lives better all around the Region.

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La Porte, Starke Hospitals Name New Chief Financial Officer

La-Porte-Starke-Hospitals-Name-New-Chief-Financial-Officer-2017La Porte Hospital CEO Ashley Dickinson announced today Drew Keesbury has been selected as Chief Financial Officer for La Porte and Starke Hospitals. Keesbury was selected after a series of interviews with hospital staff.

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St. Mary Medical Center Honors Auxiliary Service at Annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon

St-Mary-Medical-Center-Honors-Auxiliary-Service-at-Annual-Volunteer-Awards-Luncheon-2017St. Mary Medical Center honored the service of its auxiliary volunteers Monday, April 17, at the annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon. Held at Avalon Manor, the event brought together healthcare administrators and staff with auxiliary and board members to acknowledge service milestones for 64 volunteers whose combined number of hours totaled approximately 150,000.

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La Porte Chrysler Mechanics' Experience Leads to Excellent Customer Satisfaction


Within the past few years, La Porte Chrysler’s service department introduced some new faces to its team of experienced, loyal mechanics. The crew of Kim Piotrowicz, Mickie Scherrbaum, John Michaels, David Pavnica, Mike Hogg, Kenny Dudley, Jagger Comstock, and Andrew Boes gets the job done while emulating La Porte Chrysler’s value for customer service.

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EDCMC Announces Newly Elected Board Member

Stephanie-OberlieThe Board of Directors for the Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, Indiana (EDCMC) has recently elected Stephanie K. Oberlie as the newest board member for a three year term as a Michigan City Chamber of Commerce appointee.

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Innovators of the Month, May 2017


During May, NWI Innovators of the Month shines the spotlight on new Society Members – Sheena Marrell; Mark Mabrito, Ph.D.; Pam Wheelock; and Kathy Sipple. Highlighted below is Sheena Marrell and her son Richard, the first mother and son team in The Society. Also featured is Dr. Mark Mabrito, Ph.D., Purdue University Northwest. All are being celebrated as part of the 2016 – 2017 Class of Innovators, the largest group inducted into The Society of Innovators. The Society is part of Ivy Tech’s Gerald I. Lamkin Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center for Excellence. For information, contact O’Merrial Butchee, Director, Lamkin Center at (219) 981-4942, or John Davies, Managing Director, Society of Innovators at (219) 981-1111, 2292.

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