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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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Celebrating Occupational Therapy Month with Chesterton Physical Therapy

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With a new location just opened in Michigan City, Chesterton Physical Therapy is making great strides in the Region. Now, they're looking forward to April and National Occupational Therapy month! The month aims to celebrate occupational therapists and their assistants for all the amazing work they do.

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Grant Will Expand Franciscan Alliance Hepatitis C Screening Efforts


rot4Franciscan Alliance will intensify its efforts in Indiana to combat Hepatitis C, which has seen a tripling of cases nationwide in the last five years, through recent receipt of a $365,266 grant that will expand screening programs.

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Community Healthcare System Specialists First in Region to Perform Complex Minimally-Invasive Heart Valve Procedure


community-healthcare-system-specialists-first-in-region-to-perform-complex-minimally-invasive-heart-valve-procedureCardiovascular specialists of Community Healthcare System have successfully performed the first transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) procedure in Northwest Indiana. This highly-complex minimally invasive technique, completed Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Community Hospital in Munster, provides a new treatment option for patients who have undergone a previous mitral valve replacement but are not candidates for another open heart surgery.

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Chesterton Physical Therapy Opens Up a New Location in Michigan City

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With over 20 years of experience, Chesterton Physical Therapy is opening their second location in Michigan City. Chesterton PT will begin offering their services to patients the Monday following its grand opening that’s being held on March 16.

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Urologist Now Seeing Patients in La Porte

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Access to urology care has improved in the La Porte community, with Urologist John Lynam, D.O., F.A.C.O.S., now seeing patients in La Porte.

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St. Catherine Hospital Receives $20,000 Grant to Promote Breast Cancer Screenings for Uninsured & Underinsured Residents

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The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust has awarded a one-year, $20,000 grant to St. Catherine Hospital for the breast screening and awareness program called, “Pretty in Pink.”

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St. Mary Medical Center Opens New Pain Center at Hospital in Hobart

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As part of its commitment to improving patients’ quality of life through effective pain management, St. Mary Medical Center of Hobart recently opened its new Pain Center on the second floor of the hospital, 1500 S. Lake Park Avenue. The new unit features exam rooms and procedure suites where patients can undergo assorted outpatient procedures, including epidural injections, nerve blocks and other treatments not requiring anesthesia.

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Cardiothoracic Surgeon Joins Community Care Network


Cardiothoracic-Surgeon-Joins-Community-Care-NetworkThe hospitals of Community Healthcare System recently welcomed board-certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon Michael Eng, MD, to the Community Care Network, Inc. (CCNI) of physicians. The CCNI physicians of Community Healthcare System are closely affiliated with Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

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Sepsis Effort Saving Lives at Franciscan Health Crown Point

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Members of the Franciscan Health Crown Point Emergency Department team recently celebrated the six-month implementation of a Sepsis initiative program that is credited with saving 15 lives so far.

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St. Mary Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in Northwest Indiana to Be Certified as ‘Baby-Friendly’


St-Mary-Medical-Center-Becomes-First-Hospital-in-Northwest-Indiana-to-Be-Certified-as-Baby-FriendlySt. Mary Medical Center of Hobart has earned distinction as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility. The designation was recently awarded by Baby Friendly USA, Inc., following an extensive application and approval process.

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