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Doctor and Nurse at Franciscan Health Michigan City Receive Colleague Recognition

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Nicole Lisinecki, a registered nurse in the Franciscan Health Michigan City Emergency Department, is complimented before she receives the hospital’s 2017 St. Camillus Award by Matthew Troy, MD, medical staff president, during a meeting in May.

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Roy Miller of Symphony of Dyer Gets to Know His Neighbors

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Roy Miller is the new resident on the block at Symphony of Dyer. He moved to the facility in early 2016 and began settling down in his new home.

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St. Catherine Hospital ICU Project Earns Commercial Construction Project of the Year Honor

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St. Catherine Hospital’s newly redesigned Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has earned the Commercial Construction Project of the Year Award from NWI Construction Advancement Foundation. The award was presented May 11 at a gathering of business and construction industry leaders at Avalon Manor, Merrillville.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Nurses Honor One of Their Own


Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Nurses-Honor-One-of-Their-OwnRosemary Leonard, RN, who has been with Franciscan Health Crown Point since it opened in 1974, addresses attendees recently after receiving the hospital’s 2017 Nightingale Award. As an observance of National Nurses Week in May, the hospital’s Professional Development Council of Shared Decision Making annually chooses a winner from among nominees.

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Hartsfield Village Resident Ellen Magerl Celebrates 100th Birthday

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A century in the making, Ellen Magerl celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends April 24 at Hartsfield Village Continuing Care Retirement Community. On hand for the celebration are (left to right) Joan Garritson, Kurt Garritson, Liz Magerl and Jim Ogura.

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Franciscan Health Munster: Nurses Lauded by Staff


Franciscan-Health-Munster-Nurses-Lauded-by-StaffFranciscan Health Munster nurses were honored May 12 during an annual Franciscan Nursing Award celebration. Nurses were selected in the categories of Staff Nurse-Clinical Nurse, Nurse Leader, Nurse Educator and Ambulatory-Outpatient Nurse. Each winner was lauded in comments by their colleagues that were read aloud by Alisa Murchek, vice president of patient services and chief nursing officer. The nurses received a cake and gifts during the event, which took place during National Nurses Week.

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St. Catherine Hospital, Mental Health America Celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month

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Mental Health America of Lake County is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the communities it serves by providing programs and services to families dealing with mental health issues.

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Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Members Row, Row, Row Their Way into First Place in World Challenge, Ninth Consecutive Win

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For a ninth consecutive year, members of the Community Hospital Fitness Pointe® team have been named champions of the World Rowing competition. Overall the team placed first, this time rowing a whopping 24,549,595 meters, beating out 67 other international teams entered in the Health/Fitness division.

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La Porte Hospital Offering Physicals to La Porte High School Student Athletes for 2017-18 Season


laporte-slicersLa Porte High School will not be able to provide physicals at the high school as has been done in previous years. Athletes and their parents are reminded that physicals will still be required for summer participation including weight training and conditioning. The 2017-18 physical form may be picked up in the LPHS athletic office or by going to the Slicer athletic website at goslicers.com. Athletes are strongly encouraged to get their physical done before the end of this school year so that they are allowed to participate in summer activities. Physicals may be obtained at the following locations:

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Franciscan Health Dyer: Peers Cheer Nurses for Their Efforts


Franciscan-Health-Dyer-Peers-Cheer-Nurses-for-Their-EffortsFranciscan Health Dyer nurses were honored May 11 during an annual Franciscan Nursing Award celebration. Winners were selected in the categories of Staff Nurse-Clinical Nurse, Nurse Leader, Nurse Educator and Ambulatory-Outpatient Nurse. Each was lauded in comments by their colleagues that were read aloud by Alisa Murchek, chief nursing officer.

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Franciscan Health Hammond Nurses’ Efforts Praised by Peers


franciscan-hammond-nurses-2017Franciscan Health Hammond nurses were honored May 10 during an annual Franciscan Nursing Award celebration. Two nurses each were selected in the categories of Staff Nurse-Clinical Nurse, Nurse Leader, Nurse Educator and Ambulatory-Outpatient Nurse, after the vote tallies, cast by their peers, were tied.

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