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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

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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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Franciscan Health Dyer: Peers Cheer Nurses for Their Efforts


Franciscan-Health-Dyer-Peers-Cheer-Nurses-for-Their-EffortsFranciscan Health Dyer nurses were honored May 11 during an annual Franciscan Nursing Award celebration. Winners were selected in the categories of Staff Nurse-Clinical Nurse, Nurse Leader, Nurse Educator and Ambulatory-Outpatient Nurse. Each was lauded in comments by their colleagues that were read aloud by Alisa Murchek, chief nursing officer.

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Franciscan Health Hammond Nurses’ Efforts Praised by Peers


franciscan-hammond-nurses-2017Franciscan Health Hammond nurses were honored May 10 during an annual Franciscan Nursing Award celebration. Two nurses each were selected in the categories of Staff Nurse-Clinical Nurse, Nurse Leader, Nurse Educator and Ambulatory-Outpatient Nurse, after the vote tallies, cast by their peers, were tied.

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Happy National Hospital Week to Everyone at La Porte Hospital


LP-Hospital-Week-2017The theme of this year’s National Hospital Week celebration is The Healing Heart of Healthcare. This is a fitting theme, as hospitals are often at the very heart of communities, contributing to their physical, emotional and financial health. This week we celebrate more than 1,000 La Porte Hospital associates who work together 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to ensure quality medical care is available to those who need it.

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Porter Regional Hospital Celebrates 2017 Nurse's Week


Porter-nurses-week-2017While there are dozens of professional roles that touch patient care in a hospital, the most intimate and significant is nursing. Every person who has ever had a family member in an acute or critical care situation knows the difference made through the work of their loved one’s nurses. When visiting hours are over, kind, competent and engaged nurses are the reason you can sleep that night.

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La Porte Hospital Celebrates 2017 Nurse's Week


La-Porte-Nurses-Week-2017While there are dozens of professional roles that touch patient care in a hospital, the most intimate and significant is nursing. Every person who has ever had a family member in an acute or critical care situation knows the difference made through the work of their loved one’s nurses. When visiting hours are over, kind, competent and engaged nurses are the reason you can sleep that night.

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Mending Broken Hearts at Community Hospital, Munster


Mending-Broken-Hearts-at-Community-Hospital-MunsterPhoto: Ernestine De La Rosa of Chicago visits with Cardiologist Hussam Suradi, MD, after undergoing a minimally invasive procedure called percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty to reopen her narrowed mitral heart valve. “I was determined to get my heart valve fixed and I knew Dr. Suradi would do it right and without a major operation,” De La Rosa said.

A tiny balloon is giving new hope to aging hearts across Northwest Indiana. Cardiologist Hussam Suradi, MD, FACC, FSCAI, is first in the region to use a minimally invasive procedure, called a balloon valvuloplasty, to reopen narrowed damaged heart valves.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: A Time and Place to Remember Those Who Gave of Themselves for Others


Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-A-Time-and-Place-to-Remember-Those-Who-Gave-of-Themselves-for-OthersThe Rev. Dr. Lenny Wisehart, a heart valve transplant recipient, is shown with his wife, the Rev. Joy Wisehart, as he addresses the congregation during an annual National Donate Life Month remembrance celebration in the Corpus Christi Chapel at Franciscan Health Crown Point April 17. The Valparaiso man expressed gratitude to his donor, for giving him a new lease on life 10 years ago, as did Kathy Sojka, also of Valparaiso, who received a cornea transplant 12.5 years ago from another donor.

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