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St. Mary Medical Center Is First Hospital in NW Indiana to Offer Robot-assisted Knee-replacement Surgery


chs-stock St. Mary Medical Center of Hobart has become the first hospital in Northwest Indiana to offer robot-assisted, partial and total knee replacements using the Mako Robotic Arm-Assisted Surgery System. This latest advancement in knee replacement surgery benefits patients by providing a personalized surgical experience that can help shorten recovery time and reduce pain following the procedure.

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IHA Honors Munster Community Hospital's Puntillo for Safe Sleep Efforts

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Nurse clinician Mary Puntillo of Community Hospital, Munster, has been selected as a co-recipient of the 2018 Douglas J. Leonard Indiana Caregiver of the Year award. The Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) award honors an individual whose performance in the delivery of care is considered exemplary by patients and peers.

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New Primary Care Doctor in Michigan City Focused on Positive Encouragement for Good Health

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Scott Gogulski, D.O., a new primary care doctor in Michigan City, comes from a family of healthcare providers. That exposure, plus his desire to help people, led him to a career in family medicine. Gogulski is accepting new patients at La Porte Physician Network Primary Care in the LifeWorks Building at 3777 N. Frontage Road, Michigan City.

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Franciscan Health Opens First Hobart ExpressCare and WorkingWell

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On Thursday, Hobart celebrated and welcomed the new Franciscan ExpressCare and Franciscan WorkingWell in their community with a blessing, an open house, and a ribbon cutting. This marks Franciscan Health’s first presence in the Hobart region, which is a huge step forward for the community. The Franciscan team have been working hard and rapidly to get the Urgent Care and Occupational Health facility up and running. They have evaluated that the opening of this facility is spot on with the market and just in time to provide for the ever changing needs of the area.

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Franciscan Health and Beacon Health System Partner in Small Acute Care Hospital with ER in La Porte

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Franciscan Health and Beacon Health System have announced plans to build a small acute care hospital equipped with a 24-hour Emergency Department in LaPorte, IN, adding to the I Street campus where Beacon Medical Group is currently located, according to Franciscan and Beacon Health officials. The project includes approximately 28,000 square feet of new construction and a 19,000 square foot renovation of the current space. When completed, the entire facility will include 92,500 square feet of space.

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Millions Have Heart Rhythm Disorder That Increases Risk of Stroke Five-Fold

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About 2.7 million people in the U.S. – the same amount of people in the entire city of Chicago – are affected by atrial fibrillation (AFib) – a heart rhythm disorder that increases the risk of stroke five-fold, and causes other life-threatening conditions. Professionals with the Arrhythmia Center of La Porte Hospital are taking advantage of Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month in September to remind the community to look for warning signs and stay current on their annual exams.

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Community Healthcare System Cuts Ribbon on St. Mary Medical Center Occupational Health Clinic

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On Tuesday evening, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the new Community Healthcare System Occupational Health clinic in Valparaiso to celebrate the location’s opening this month. The clinic is located at 1051 Southpoint Circle, south of US 30 and just west of Marsh St. This is the fifth Occupational Health location that Community Healthcare System has launched in Northwest Indiana.

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Hospitals of Community Healthcare System Earn Get With the Guidelines Stroke Quality Achievement Awards

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The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has presented the hospitals of Community Healthcare System with Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Quality Achievement Awards. St. Catherine Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center have achieved Gold Plus status and Community Hospital has earned Silver Plus.

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Region Native Dr. Dalal helps Women take Charge of their Health at Community Healthcare System

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month is still a month away, but the hospitals of Community Healthcare System are not resting when it comes to tackling the disease that 1 in 8 US women will develop over their lifetime. Dr. Janushi Dalal, MD, a radiologist who works at the healthcare system's locations across the Region including St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart; Community Hospital, Munster and St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, is dedicated to making sure women around Northwest Indiana are armed with the knowledge they need to detect and battle breast cancer.

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UnitedHealthcare Eye Care Program Gives Children Across the Country Access to Comprehensive Eye Exams and Glasses

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UnitedHealthcare has launched a new program that will help improve access to comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses for children across the country, helping address the unique eye-health challenges young people face.

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dōTERRA Essential Oils Support: Digestion, Immunity, Memory, Movement, Rest, Stress Relief & Emotional Health


Inspiration-doTERRA-2018We could all use a little support now and then. Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) Essential oils can offer support with no harmful side effects. In fact, dōTERRA essential oils can offer side benefits as well. There are three ways to use CPTG essential oils: Aromatically, Topically & Internally. Yes, internally. Many of dōTERRA essential oils can be taken internally (always check the bottle to make sure the oil is safe for ingestion). dōTERRA also offers supplements with the benefits of essential oils built right in. The number one selling product for dōTERRA is the Lifelong Vitality Pack. The kit consists of three supplements called; Alpha CRS+, xEOmega & Microplex VMz.

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