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La Porte Hospital Lab Services Return to Founder’s Square

Med-Watch-photo-heart-medsOutpatient lab services are now open to the community at the La Porte Physician Network office in Founder’s Square, 1509 State St., La Porte.

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South Valpo Immediate Care Center Officially Opens With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


St. Mary Medical Center, a hospital of Northwest Indiana-based Community Healthcare System, officially opened the doors to their new South Valpo Immediate Care on Wednesday, Feb. 14. To celebrate the new location, St. Mary Medical Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

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Emily Waters of La Porte Hospital Finds Meaning and Pride in Bringing Accessible Healthcare to the Community


In the healthcare industry, it isn’t just anyone who can find their place and not only survive, but thrive and excel at what they do. One such person is Emily Waters, Director of Primary Care in the La Porte Physician Network, who was recently named Non-Clinical Manager of the Year.

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La Porte Hospital Releases Rendering, New Details About Hospital


The La Porte Hospital Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a rendering of the new La Porte hospital, marking the next major development of the facility that is expected to open in 2020. The rendering, which may undergo some minor changes before the final design is complete, depicts a view that looks onto the main entrance, and shows the emergency department entrance to the side.

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NWI Nephrology Brings Patient-Focused Care to the Region at their Munster Location


Northwest Indiana Nephrology is a leader in kidney care and treatment in the Region. With locations all across Northwest Indiana, their doctors and staff provide convenient and high quality care to their patients. Their Munster location, previously located at Community Hospital, moved last October to an accessible, convenient location right off Calumet Avenue.

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WorkingWell, Franciscan Health Grows to Meet Health Needs in Portage

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There is and always will be a need for health services. These services come in all forms. From ambulance and emergency services, to simple doctor’s visits for a checkup and even urgent care, hospitals and clinics come in all kinds of sizes.

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Top 10 Health Articles on LaPorteCountyLife in 2017


We published hundreds of articles on the LaPorteCountyLife Health Section this past year. Saved lives, notable symposiums, and stories of people doing great things were all fair game for sharing. With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose from!

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Dee Ann Keehn Presented with Employee of the Year Award from La Porte Hospital


Each year, La Porte Hospital takes the time to recognize employees who have gone the extra mile during the course of their work. Each member of the organization serves a vital role in providing care and safety to anyone who comes through their doors, and recognizing them for this dedication and achievement is important.

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Franciscan Health Munster: First Portion of New Cancer Care Center Open for Business

Franciscan-Health-Munster-First-Portion-of-New-Cancer-Care-Center-Open-for-BusinessThe endoscopy unit portion of the new Cancer Care Center at Franciscan Health Munster was blessed by the Rev. Francis Tebbe, director of mission services, before standing-room-only crowd of officials, staff members and guests, Nov. 15. The unit opened to patients the next day. The remainder of the multi-million-dollar comprehensive cancer care facility is scheduled to open in late summer 2018. The endoscopy unit offers four procedure rooms and 14 holding-preparation-recovery rooms, along with the latest, high-definition diagnostic equipment.

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Grant Funding Still Available For Free Mammograms For Women in La Porte And Starke Counties

Healthcare-Foundation-of-Laporte-License-PlateVouchers are still available to provide screening and diagnostic mammograms to women in La Porte and Starke County who do not have the resources to pay for these services. The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT) awarded an $18,000 grant for 2017 to continue The Foundation Breast Cancer Project.

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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 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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