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Appointment of Robert J. Franko as President and CEO of VNA of Northwest Indiana

Appointment-of-Robert-J-Franko-as-President-and-CEO-of-VNA-of-Northwest-IndianaRobert J. Franko, currently CEO of HealthFirst Bluegrass Community Health Center in Lexington, Kentucky, will become President and CEO of VNA of Northwest Indiana effective January 1, 2019. Franko is a native of Northwest Indiana. He was Vice President for Development and Marketing for Porter-Starke Services where he worked from 1996 to 2010. He was Marketing Vice President and National Training Coordinator for Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, TN, for six years before joining his present employer. Franko earned his BS and MBA Degrees from Purdue University.

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Ideas in Motion Media Introduces New Editorial Director


In January, Ideas in Motion Media will welcome their new Editorial Director, Stacey Kellogg. With a BA in Professional Writing from Purdue University, and more than 20 years in the journalism, writing, editing, and public relations fields, Kellogg brings a seasoned perspective to the team, but looks forward to a new experience as well.

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Dr. Bruce McClure Joins Franciscan Physician Network in La Porte

Dr-Bruce-McClure-Joins-Franciscan-Physician-Network-in-La-PorteThe Franciscan Physician Network announces the addition of Bruce McClure, DO, board certified family medicine doctor, in LaPorte.

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Community Hospital Welcomes Practitioners to Physician Network

Community-Hospital-Welcomes-Practitioners-to-Physician-Network-2018Community Hospital recently welcomed new physicians to the Community Care Network, Inc. (CCNI) team 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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City Of La Porte Bio: Mark Schreiber

City-Of-La-Porte-Bio-Mark-SchreiberMark Schreiber has served as the Park Superintendent since June 2014, after starting with the Park and Recreation Department as Recreation Director in May 2012. As Park Superintendent, he oversees the development and maintenance of 16 parks, Beechwood Golf Course and the Civic Auditorium and the administration of dozens of events and programs.

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Holladay Properties Continues to Grow Hospitality Legacy


In the past several years, Holladay Properties has continued to enrich the Northwest Indiana Region and Chicagoland area with state-of-the-art developments.

One branch of the business that has seen a remarkable amount of growth is Holladay’s hospitality division. The common thread winding through that progress? Team members Duffey Phelps and Steve Laird.

While both men are still semi-rookies to Holladay, they have spearheaded the hospitality division’s continued growth. In 2014, when Phelps first joined the team, there were four hotels in Holladay’s ledger. Now, just four years later, Holladay boasts 12 hotels, with another three opening the first half of 2019 and another six in development for the next 18 months.

Both Laird and Phelps oversee Holladay’s WoodSpring Suites hotel portfolio. When the company developed a plan...

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NIPSCO Names Jennifer Montague its Vice President of Communications and External Affairs

NIPSCO-Names-Jennifer-Montague-its-Vice-President-of-Communications-and-External-AffairsNorthern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO), a NiSource Inc., (NYSE: NI) company, announced today the selection of Jennifer V. Montague as its vice president of communications and external affairs.

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VNA of NWI Celebrates National Hospice Month


During November, VNA of Northwest Indiana will join with other hospice organizations across the nation to honor the hospice nurses, physicians, aides, therapists, clergy, social workers, and volunteers who make a remarkable difference in the lives of the patients and families they serve. Their goal is to help patients have the best quality of life possible for as long as their lives last. Alleviating pain and relieving distress can make a huge difference for patients with terminal illnesses.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City Honors Employees at Annual Awards

Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Honors-Employees-at-Annual-Awards-2018_01 Franciscan Health Michigan City recognized more than 150 employees, celebrating milestones and outstanding work during the 54th annual Employee Recognition and Awards Banquet On Oct. 10, 2018.

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Franciscan Health Commemorating National Nurse Practitioner Week, Nov. 11-17

rot4As the population ages and demand for medical services grows, nurse practitioners play an increasingly vital role as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, personalized health care. National Nurse Practitioner Week recognizes the more than 248,000 licensed NPs in the United States.

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American Licorice Company Associates Bike To Work

American-Licorice-Company-Associates-Bike-To-Work-2018In an effort to reduce their carbon-based emissions from driving to work, two American Licorice Company associates donned their bike helmets and spandex and ditched their seat warmers and car radios. That’s right—on Wednesday, the 24th of October, Clarence Walsh and Della Lyle biked to work! The 21-mile journey from Chesterton, IN to La Porte, IN was no small feat, but the team did it to help promote healthy and sustainable alternatives of getting to work.

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