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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte and Hospital Auxiliary Award $32,750 in Scholarships to La Porte Students

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The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) and La Porte Hospital Auxiliary awarded 28 students with scholarships totaling $32,750 at a scholarship reception on June 27, 2017. HFL and the Auxiliary take great pride in offering scholarship awards to students in the La Porte community, a tradition started in 1983. These scholarships provide financial assistance to students pursuing careers in health science occupations.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point Offers EMT Course to High Schools


rot4The Franciscan Health Crown Point Emergency Medical Services Training Academy will sponsor, beginning when classes resume in August, a free course for Hanover Central High School students in Cedar Lake wishing to become emergency medical technicians.

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The City of Michigan City is Awarded Active Living Workshop


my-michigan-city-coverThe Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program (NEP) is partnering with Health by Design to present a series of workshops this summer and fall designed to help Indiana communities become healthier—as well as more walkable, bikeable and accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

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St. Catherine Hospital Awards $25,000 in Scholarships to 23 Healthcare Students

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Twenty-two healthcare career students became recipients of the St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Award Program for the 2017-18 academic school year.

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Experienced Training and Quick Thinking Lead Valparaiso YMCA & St. Mary Medical Center's Christy Cleveland to Save a Life

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In an emergency, you want someone at the ready who is quick on their feet, has a take-charge attitude, and has the know-how to keep everyone safe and healthy. Thanks to Christy Cleveland, a Registered Nurse at St. Mary Medical Center and Health & Wellness Coordinator at the Valparaiso Family YMCA, a crisis with the potential to turn into a catastrophe was averted with ease and quick-thinking.

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Frontline Foundation Presents: Mayor Milo Shares How LaPorte is Creating Solutions to the Drug Epidemic

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Mayor Milo of La Porte, IN discusses addiction and recovery, with a focus on the social and health care components in the community.

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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Health and Wellness Grant Applications Open

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Grant applications are now open for the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte’s (HFL) health and wellness grants. HFL has budgeted $3.5 million for local organizations whose proposed programs and services empower residents to live healthy and well in and around La Porte. HFL hosted two educational meetings with 106 people in attendance to announce and explain the grant application process. Organizations interested in starting a grant application should go to hflaporte.org/grants to learn more.

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La Porte Hospital 2017 Women's Fair Presents Healthy Information through Interactive Education

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La Porte Hospital held its annual multi-vendor Women’s Fair at Purdue University Northwest’s Student Services and Activities Complex in Westville on Tuesday, and interactive education was the emphasis to appeal to a wide audience of all ages.

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St. Mary Medical Center Offers New PET/CT Technology with Advanced Diagnostics for Patients


St-Mary-Medical-Center-Offers-New-PET-CT-Technology_01 St. Mary Medical Center Cancer Care Center in Hobart offers one of the most advanced diagnostic tools available for cancer detection: the Siemens Biograph™ mCT 20 PET/CT imaging system. The device provides patients with a quicker, more comfortable imaging experience with access to two powerful diagnostic procedures that when combined, can detect cancer in its earliest stages.

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Dietitians Truly Impacting Lives of Dialysis Patients at NWI Nephrology

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For patients at Northwest Indiana Nephrology, experiencing renal failure and having to take dialysis treatments complicates nearly every aspect of your life. Whether they’re on home dialysis or they visit one of the many dialysis centers across the region, their lives revolve around the treatments that they need to survive.

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Lil’ F.I.S.H. Club Rewards 18 Students from Local Schools with Bikes and Helmets

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Lil’ F.I.S.H. Club (Feel Important…Stay Healthy) gave away a brand-new bike and helmet to one student at each participating Lil’ F.I.S.H. Club school – 18 schools total throughout La Porte and Starke Counties – as part of their end of the school year celebration. Lil’ F.I.S.H. Club was created and is funded by the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte.

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