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La Porte Hospital Opens New Wound Care Center

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La Porte Hospital has opened a new Wound Care Center, combining the expertise of specialized wound care providers and nurses with the resources of an advanced healthcare system. The La Porte Hospital Wound Care Center, located on the first floor of the hospital at 1007 Lincolnway, provides outpatient wound care services for a variety of wounds and conditions.

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Community Hospital, Munster, Awarded Perinatal Care Certification From the Joint Commission

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Community Hospital’s Family Birthing Center is among a handful of facilities in Indiana to earn Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission. The voluntary certification program recognizes Joint Commission accredited hospitals for their commitment to achieving integrated coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.

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A Cottage for Carol

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When I met with Carol Riddle, she was crocheting blankets on her sunporch. It was a good spot to view the intermittent lake effect snow that was mercilessly still coming down, even in spring. For the past five years, Carol has been a part of a small group from Southlawn United Methodist Church that makes 30 to 40 blankets every few months to gift to St. Margaret’s House and Hannah’s House. “They take them with our blessings,” she explained. “We have everything prayed for before it goes out of the church.” And she’s been a blessing through her crafting to many more as well. She shared that she was a part of making teddy bears and dolls for the police to take to families in crisis. Prayer shawls have been shipped to Hungary. Carol still contributes to the community in this way. But if you spend just a few moments more with her, you will...

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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte 2018 Health and Wellness Grant Cycle 2 Opens May 14


Healthcare-Foundation-of-La-Porte-logoThe second of two Healthcare Foundation of La Porte grant cycles in 2018 will open May 14. Organizations seeking grant funding for projects related to the health and wellness of La Porte residents are encouraged to apply. Proposals are due by June 29 at midnight for consideration.

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Meet Dr. Aran of NWI Nephrology!

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NWI Nephrology recently welcomed a new face to their Valparaiso practice. Dr. Aravindhan Arumugarajah, or Dr. Aran, found his way to Northwest Indiana just recently, making the move from his home state of Pennsylvania.

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Family, Friends Gather In Valparaiso’s Central Park to Remember Loved Ones for Annual VNA Stroll for Hospice

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Nearly everyone you meet has felt the pain of losing a loved one at some time in their lives. Sunday, the VNA of Northwest Indiana held their 17th annual Stroll for Hospice as both a way to remember and celebrate the memories of those lost loved ones, as well as a way to help the VNA continue their mission of helping families during their most difficult times.

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Chesterton Physical Therapy Provides Relief at "Low Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop"

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Almost everyone has suffered from back pain at one point or another. In fact, studies have estimated that at least 80% of the U.S. population will face some form of back pain this year. Fortunately, Chesterton Physical Therapy is available to help treat and cure this stubborn ailment!

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Center for Hospice Care Honors Special Volunteer, Sister Carmel Marie Sallows

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On Wednesday evening Center for Hospice Care gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn in South Bend, Indiana with more than 375 distinguished guests to honor a special volunteer, Sister Carmel Marie Sallows. The recipient of the 34th Annual Helping Hands Award, Sister Carmel has spent the last 20 years volunteering for Center for Hospice Care.

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Why Screening Matters, Early Detection Saves Lives!

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During the month of May a limited number of discounted screening mammograms will be offered to women who are symptom-free and who meet the American Cancer Society guidelines for screening.

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La Porte Opioid Study Presentation Shines Light On Possible Solutions

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To better understand what they could do to help resolve the opioid epidemic, La Porte residents and officials representing gathered to hear the findings on the crisis from the Health Care Foundation of La Porte.

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Porter Regional Hospital Teams Up with Ivy Tech to Offer 2018 Spring Into Health Fair

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The human body is very complex, there are so many systems that can break or decline, sometimes without the operator even realizing something went wrong. Porter Regional Hospital is constantly looking for ways to keep people aware of their health as well as potential problems and ways to prevent them. That is why they partnered with Ivy Tech to host their “Spring into Health” fair, to show people from across the Region that quality care is right in their neighborhood.

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