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St. Mary Medical Center Offers New PET/CT Technology with Advanced Diagnostics for Patients

St-Mary-Medical-Center-Offers-New-PET-CT-Technology_01 St. Mary Medical Center Cancer Care Center in Hobart offers one of the most advanced diagnostic tools available for cancer detection: the Siemens Biograph™ mCT 20 PET/CT imaging system. The device provides patients with a quicker, more comfortable imaging experience with access to two powerful diagnostic procedures that when combined, can detect cancer in its earliest stages.

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Dietitians Truly Impacting Lives of Dialysis Patients at NWI Nephrology


For patients at Northwest Indiana Nephrology, experiencing renal failure and having to take dialysis treatments complicates nearly every aspect of your life. Whether they’re on home dialysis or they visit one of the many dialysis centers across the region, their lives revolve around the treatments that they need to survive.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City: Cancer Survivor Program a Sweet Treat

Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Cancer-Survivor-Program-a-Sweet-TreatCancer survivors and their families enjoy sweet treats, including ice cream, cookies, candies and other delights, at a third-annual National Cancer Survivor Day program, sponsored by Franciscan Health Woodland Cancer Care Center in Michigan City, June 7. Approximately 100 people were on hand for the ice cream social, which also included music, refreshments, camaraderie and a photo booth.

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Community Hospital Staff Celebrates Top Nurses/Caregivers


Community Hospital’s celebration of Nurses Week culminated with a ceremony to recognize the most outstanding nurses and patient caregivers, representing five pillars of excellence, as voted by their co-workers. From the nursing staff, Lisa Conn, Shawnta Leeks, Kathy Liss, Jenn Pykosz and Cheryl Risch were among the nominees chosen by their peers at the hospital for going above and beyond in their respective patient care areas. Caregivers who were selected include Arlene Anderson, Dawn McHugh, Holly Opat, Caitlyn Zimmerman and Kandice Harris.

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La Porte Hospital ER Doctors Recognized as Top Performers Nationally

La-Porte-Hospital-ER-Doctors-Recognized-as-Top-Performers-Nationally-2017La Porte Hospital Emergency Department doctors April Bisaga, D.O., and Anna Lim, M.D., recently were recognized by Schumacher Clinical Partners as Top Performers in 2017. Schumacher Clinical Partners staffs physicians in emergency departments throughout the nation, including La Porte Hospital.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City Nets Stroke Treatment Award

rot4Franciscan Health Michigan City has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll.

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Outpatient Retail Pharmacy and Anticoagulation Clinic Expand at St. Catherine Hospital


An expanded Outpatient Retail Pharmacy and Anticoagulation Clinic at St. Catherine Hospital on Tuesday, May 16, was rededicated with a ribbon cutting and blessing.

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


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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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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