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Franciscan Health: Alison Sweeney urges crowd to Move It, Shake It, Live It!


Franciscan-Health-Alison-Sweeney-urges-crowd-to-Move-It-Shake-It-Live-It-2017_01Actress, TV host, producer, director and author Alison Sweeney, known as a woman who can balance career, family, health and wellness, brought an inspirational message to nearly 300 Northwest Indiana residents Oct. 8 as keynote speaker at the Inspiring Women Move It. Shake It. Live It! event at the Franciscan Health Fitness Centers in Schererville. The free event was sponsored by Franciscan Health and focused on women’s health, also by offering free health screenings for women of all ages.

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La Porte County Family YMCA and The Intrepid Phoenix Announce Collaboration


La-Porte-YMCA-Intrepid-Phoenix-2017The La Porte County Family YMCA and The Intrepid Phoenix are excited to announce a collaboration to provide physical fitness services to La Porte County residents who are in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point EMS Academy Accepting Paramedic Training Applications through November 1st

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CROWN POINT | The Franciscan Health Crown Point Emergency Medical Services Academy is accepting applications until Nov. 1 for its next paramedic training program, which will take place starting in January.

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Husband-and-Wife Team Opens Family Practice at Valparaiso Health Center of St. Mary Medical Center


Drs-Christopher-and-Alyssa-Pagliere-OsanThe Valparaiso Health Center of St. Mary Medical Center welcomed two new family physicians to the community recently: Christopher Osan, MD, and Alyssa Pagliere Osan, MD. The husband-and-wife team is looking forward to serving patients and families in Valparaiso and throughout Porter County.

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Symphony Post Acute Network Brings Lunch to Maria Reiner Center

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Community partnerships are important for many businesses to partake in. Whether the reasons are to help others, meet new people or provide a needed service, coming together to assist others is a valuable part of life. On Thursday, the Indiana locations of the Symphony Post Acute Network brought in lunch for the Maria Reiner Center in Hobart.

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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Offering Free Vouchers for Screening & Mammograms through Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust Grant


IBCAT-PlateAs October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, we would like to invite local media to help us bring awareness to HFL’s mammogram voucher program. Please contact us with additional questions related to this program.

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Heart Patient at St. Mary Medical Center to Celebrate Recovery with Physicians, Staff at Reunion Breakfast on Wednesday, September 27, 2017


chs-stockMark Wilkins, a survivor of heart failure, is ready to celebrate life. After spending several days in a coma and completing a month of cardiac rehabilitation, Wilkins is now able to enjoy time with his family and get back to doing the things he loves like working on his Jeep. On Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 9 a.m., Wilkins will join family, friends, St. Mary Medical Center physicians and hospital staff at a reunion to honor his positive outcome, recovery and future.

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Registration Still Open for Starke County Community Health Fair Slated for October 17


Starke-County-Community-Health-Fair-2017Registration is still open for the Starke County Community Health Fair presented by Starke Hospital. The event is from 3-7 p.m., Oct. 17 at Knox Middle School, 902 S. Main St., Knox. Park in the lot off Shield Street and enter the gym in the back.

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Franciscan Health Reps Walk the Walk to Fight Heart Disease

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Some 165 Franciscan Health representatives were among hundreds of participants who turned out in force to support the war against cardiovascular disease, the number-one killer of Americans, during an annual American Heart Association Heart Walk at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point recently.

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HFL to Use $79,000 INPTOA Grant to Assess Opioid Addiction in La Porte County


Healthcare-Foundation-of-La-Porte-logoThe Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) is proud to announce its participation in the Indiana Network for the Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Addiction (INPTOA). Through this network, HFL has received a $79,000 grant to be used to support INPTOA’s purpose of providing single county and multi-county collaborative grants to assess, prevent, and treat opioid addiction, and provide community financial support for housing, employment, monitoring, and counseling.

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Community Healthcare System's PVD Awareness Symposium Educates the Public on Specifics of the Disease

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Education is key to maintaining the health of the community, and that’s exactly what Community Healthcare System is doing with their L.I.V.E. Program and their Peripheral Vascular Disease Awareness Symposium that they held at Community Hospital on Thursday.

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