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St. Catherine Hospital Celebrates 90 Years of Patient Care

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St. Catherine Hospital will celebrate 90 years of advanced technology, patient satisfaction and quality care in Northwest Indiana with a health fair from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19.

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Franicscan Health: Cancer Survivors Celebrate

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Spirits were high and the weather was clear as a National Cancer Survivors Day event, sponsored by Franciscan Health, was celebrated at a Gary SouthShore Railcats baseball game recently. More than 500 survivors, who were treated at Franciscan Health’s Crown Point, Dyer, Hammond, Munster and Michigan City campuses, were on hand and had a premium view of the game, which the Railcats won, 2-0; in sections 101 and 102 along the third-base line.

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Franciscan Health: Hammond FD wins Battle of the Medics


Franciscan-Health-Hammond-FD-wins-Battle-of-the-MedicsTo celebrate Emergency Medical Services Week recently, Franciscan Health Dyer, Hammond and Munster hosted a picnic and the third-annual Battle of the Medics competition on separate days at the campuses. The five-station competition offers three categories: best individual paramedic time, best individual EMT time and best average agency time.

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Community Hospital Fitness Pointe Members Row, Row, Row Their Way Into First Place in World Challenge, 10th Consecutive Win

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For a 10th 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 23,102,423 meters, beating out 79 other international teams entered in the Health/Fitness division.

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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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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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Center for Hospice Care: Flowers for Trisha

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What makes you excited to wake up every morning? What are you anxiously anticipating? It’s different for all of us. From fresh baked cookies, to riding a motorcycle on a sunny day, to sweet, quiet moments with loved ones, to attending eardrum blowing concerts of your favorite band. Life has endless possibilities for meaning and quality. Even at the end.

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