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Community Healthcare System Joins Ambetter from MHS Network


chs-stockThe hospitals of Community Healthcare System – Community Hospital, Munster; St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart - have joined the Ambetter from MHS network. This partnership includes more than 60 primary care physicians and specialists, and brings the local care of trusted providers to Ambetter members in Northwest Indiana.

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St. Catherine Hospital Hosts 22nd Annual Wings of Healing Illumination Ceremony

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St. Catherine Hospital, of East Chicago, hosted its 22nd annual Wings of Healing Angel Illumination Ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the hospital chapel.

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Douglas A. Smith Shares Outlook on Happiness at Annual Cancer Resource Centre Fundraiser


Douglas-A-Smith-Shares-Outlook-on-Happiness-at-Annual-Cancer-Resource-Centre-FundraiserTeacher, writer and advisor Douglas A. Smith will share his advice on how to maintain a positive outlook on life as the guest speaker for the 11th annual Share the Love event, Tue, Jan. 23 at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Munster. Smith is the author of Happiness: The Art of Living with Peace, Confidence and Joy. He also teaches an undergraduate course at DePauw University and leads sessions at the Canyon Ranch health resorts on “The Science & Skill of Happiness.”

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Franciscan Health: Women Inspired to Live Happier, Healthier Lives

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A Franciscan Health, Inspiring Women Happy, Healthy Holiday event drew nearly 200 attendees to Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton Nov. 30, where they were offered screenings for balance, blood glucose and pressure, bone density, body mass index, foot health and skin cancer, along with entertainment, refreshments and a wealth of information from expert speakers such as William Espar, MD, who is shown discussing heart health for the holiday season.

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VNA Continuing Their Christmas for the Elderly Drive this Year

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Each year, the VNA uses the holidays and it’s spirit of giving to shed light on their Christmas for the Elderly drive. With a focused effort on raising funds for the cause, the spirit of giving shines through during the colder months of the year.

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New Linx Procedure at Munster Community Hospital Has Patients Saying Goodbye to GERD


New-Linx-Procedure-at-Munster-Community-Hospital-Has-Patients-Saying-Goodbye-to-GERDA flexible quarter-sized device being used by surgeons at Community Hospital in Munster is greatly improving quality of life for many chronic heartburn sufferers. LINX is currently the only medical device approved by the FDA as a safe and effective treatment for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Pets Are Therapeutic for Hospital Patients


Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Pets-Are-Therapeutic-for-Hospital-PatientsA nearly 2-year-old Pet Therapy Program and some of its participants at Franciscan Health Crown Point took center stage as the topic at a recent Crown Point Rotary Club meeting at Youche Country Club. Program originator and coordinator Julie Canady of Crown Point, far right, shown with Mieko; explained the program’s workings and advantages to the group. The dogs are known to bring relief and comfort to inpatients and are available upon request during hospital stays.

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Pink & Lavender Lights Glow With Hope of a Cancer-free Future


Pink-and-Lavender-Lights-Glow-With-Hope-of-a-Cancer-Free-Future-2017_01 As a radiology technician with Community Hospital Women’s Diagnostic Center in Munster, Laura Zlamal helps women understand the importance of regular mammography screenings for early detection of breast cancer. Breast cancer runs in her family. Both her mother and grandmother survived breast cancer diagnoses.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City Earns Top Patient Safety Honor


Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Earns-Top-Patient-Safety-Honor-2017Franciscan Health Michigan City recently received the Indiana Hospital Association’s 2017 Patient Safety Innovation Award and was a nominee in the Service and Leadership Award category.

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La Porte Hospital Launches New User-Friendly Site for Moms and Moms-to-Be


La-Porte-Hospital-Birthing-and-Family-Care-Site-2017Moms and moms-to-be who would like to learn about all that La Porte Hospital has to offer when it comes to having a baby are invited to explore a new site: ob.laportehealth.com. The site is mobile-friendly and easy to navigate via desktop computer as well.

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Northwest Indiana Nephrology Highlights Enthusiasm at their Hammond Location

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The Hammond location of Northwest Indiana Nephrology is one of several similar centers in Northwest Indiana. Across the Region, the nephrologists on hand are dedicated to providing their patients with loving care of the highest quality. Having been a staple in the Hammond community for 25 years, the Hammond office of Northwest Indiana Nephrology changed its location about a year and a half ago.

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