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First Safe Haven Baby Box at an Indiana hospital receives blessing at Franciscan Health Michigan City

First-Safe-Haven-Baby-Box-at-an-Indiana-hospital-receives-blessing-at-Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-2019_01 A device for new mothers in crisis, born out of one woman’s experience as an abandoned infant, is now available at Franciscan Health Michigan City, as the Safe Haven Baby Box received its formal blessing on Tuesday.

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New Family Medicine Physician Welcomed to Michigan City

New-Family-Medicine-Physician-Welcomed-to-in-Michigan-City-2019La Porte Physician Network has recruited a new family medicine physician, Dr. Tia Dorn, to Michigan City. Dr. Dorn’s office is located at the LifeWorks Campus, 3777 N. Frontage Road, Suite 400 in Michigan City. She is accepting new patients; and based on patient feedback from her first six weeks, she is much appreciated and especially attentive to answer patients questions and provide the education they need.

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NWI Nephrology Celebrates Grand Opening of State-of-the-Art ARA Gary Dialysis Center


The ARA Gary Dialysis Center started bustling with patients back in January, but official opened its doors on Thursday April 11 when Northwest Indiana Nephrology and the American Renal Associates (ARA) celebrated the new facility’s Grand Opening. An open house allowed patients and community members to explore the highest standards for renal care in the Region.

Located right off I-80/94 at 1705 W. 25th Ave., the new dialysis center is directly connected to Northwest Indiana Nephrology’s Gary office. Featuring state-of-the-art treatment options and comfort care in a convenient location, NWI Nephrology and ARA strove to make dialysis as easy and comfortable for patients as possible.

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Community Healthcare System Hospitals Recognized With Business Award at Gary Disability Awareness Celebration

Community-Healthcare-System-Hospitals-Recognized-With-Business-Award-at-Gary-Disability-Awareness-CelebrationThree Northwest Indiana residents, the Urban League of Northwest Indiana and Community Healthcare System were honored Wednesday, March 27, during the 13th annual Disability Awareness Awards at Genesis Convention Center, Gary. The awards, from the Mayor’s Organization on Disabilities (MOD) and Gary Human Relations Commission, honor those who make outstanding contributions to improving the lives and opportunities of people with disabilities.

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Franciscan Health representatives join Northwest Indiana leaders, Indiana first lady in conversation on reducing infant mortality

Franciscan-Health-representatives-join-Northwest-Indiana-leaders-Indiana-first-lady-in-conversation-on-reducing-infant-mortalityFranciscan Health representatives joined Indiana first lady Janet Holcomb, health advocates and Northwest Indiana leaders at a luncheon on April 4 to address the state’s high rate of infant mortality.

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La Porte Hospital Receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation


The American College of Cardiology has recognized La Porte Hospital for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. La Porte Hospital was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI in March based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

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Francisan Health's Grace Project helps change lives of mothers and infants


The ongoing opioid crisis has no distinct face. Anyone can suffer from addiction, regardless of income, demographics, health, or age. Pregnant women and their newborns represent an affected demographic with unique struggles.

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Centers of Excellence at St. Mary Medical Center Provide Highest Standard of Gynecologic Surgery and Care

St-Mary-Medical-Center-Provide-Highest-Standard-of-Gynecologic-Surgery-and-Care-2019_01 St. Mary Medical Center is a Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) and for Robotic Surgery (COERS). These complementary designations, awarded by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), attest that the gynecologists and clinical teams at St. Mary Medical Center bring the highest levels of knowledge, expertise and professionalism to the practice of women’s healthcare.

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Community Hospital, Munster Earns Comprehensive Stroke Center Status From the Joint Commission, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association


Community Hospital joins an elite group of hospitals in the state of Indiana by earning The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. The certification program recognizes Joint Commission accredited hospitals for their demonstrated expertise in offering higher-quality standards in the treatment of patients who have suffered the most severe types of stroke.

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St. Catherine Hospital Receives $20,000 Grant for Breast Cancer Screenings

St-Catherine-Hospital-Receives-20000-Grant-for-Breast-Cancer-ScreeningsThe Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT) has awarded a one-year, $20,000 grant to St. Catherine Hospital for the breast cancer screening and awareness program called, “Pretty in Pink.”

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Addison Pointe Testimonial: Janet Clark

Addison-Pointe-Testimonial-Janet-ClarkRecently, Janet Clark had a total knee replacement surgery performed by Eric Szczesniak with Lake Shore Bone and Joint. When Janet was told that she would need to go to a Health and Rehabilitation Center after her total knee replacement, she was a little unsure what to expect. Janet, in discussion with some of her friends, decided that Addison Pointe Health & Rehabilitation Center was the right place for her rehabilitation.

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