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Top 10 Health Articles on LaPorteCountyLife in 2018

We published hundreds of articles on the LaPorteCountyLife Health Section this past year. Saved lives, notable symposiums, and stories of people doing great things were all fair game for sharing. With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose from!

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Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are the Top 10 Health articles from LaPorteCountyLife in 2018!


Franciscan Health Michigan City Presented Blessing and Tour for VIP Guests

The new $240 million 425k square-foot facility demonstrates the commitment Franciscan Alliance has made to our community, and will carry us to the 22nd century, said Dr. David Fumo, Medical Staff President at Franciscan Health Michigan City.

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Franciscan Health of Michigan City, Beacon Health Systems Announce $21.6 Million Hospital Project in La Porte

Representatives of Beacon Health System and Franciscan Health welcomed local residents and city officials to the blessing and groundbreaking celebration of the new, $21.6 million Franciscan Beacon Hospital project.

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Addison Pointe & Rehabilitation Center's Exceptional Service Receives Praise from Patients and Their Families

Whether you're a family member of a potential resident, it's never too early to start thinking about senior living and care. Taking the time to plan for this step can enhance the quality of life until that point and provide reassurance for those about to start. At Addison Pointe Health and Rehabilitation, this portion of life is considered the most important, as they focus their staff and facility to provide the highest quality of living. If you are considering or even thinking about senior care and living, here is a chance to read testimonials from patients and family members who have received exceptional service from Addison Pointe.

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La Porte Hospital, La Porte Physician Network, Healthcare Foundation of La Portes Slicer Health Clinic Brings Accessible Healthcare to La Porte Students

La Porte Community Schools recently opened the Slicer Health Clinic located within La Porte High School. The Slicer Clinic was made possible by La Porte Hospital and La Porte Physician Network alongside a generous grant from the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte. The projects is the fruition of a community working together to improve health of youth and families of the region, and committing to serve every student in need.

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La Porte Hospital Breaks Ground on New, $125 Million Hospital

Building for the future, the La Porte community celebrated the groundbreaking of the New La Porte Hospital on August 23. This project marks the largest update to the downtown La Porte area in decades and the new facility is projected to open its doors Fall of 2020. Hospital and community officials expect that the $125 million-dollar investment will progress healthcare in the community, and benefit the city both economically and from a healthcare standpoint.

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Midwestern Triathletes Return to La Porte for 39th Annual La Porte County Family YMCA Triathlon

Competitors from across the Midwest and around the world once again flocked to the sandy shores of Stone Lake in La Porte, Indiana for the 39th annual La Porte County Family YMCA Triathlon. The popular race is one of the biggest events for the local YMCA.

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Okuyamba Fest 2018: Celebrating a 10-Year Partnership Between Center for Hospice Care and PCAU

On any given day, most would not think twice about the accessibility to over-the-counter medicine for a headache or a visit to the doctor for a fever. For many parts of the world, access to any healthcare is a challenge, especially end-of-life care. The Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) is focused on expanding access to palliative and hospice care to all in Uganda. PCAU also encourages us to think about our own privileges, be thankful for them, and consider those who are not so fortunate.

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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte and La Porte Hospital Award 31 Healthcare Scholarships

College expenses seem daunting, but thanks to Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) and La Porte Hospital, 31 healthcare students in the La Porte community received scholarships on Thursday to aid those expenses.

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Full Hearts at the LaPorte Goes Red for Women Breakfast

Members of the La Porte County community donned their brightest red attire and convened at Michigan City's Uptown Center on March 16th for a very special morning of celebration, nourishment, support, and action. Presented locally by Franciscan Health Michigan City, as well as Team Toyota, and Strack & Van Til, the La Porte County Goes Red for Women Breakfast opened the door to one and all, inviting them to participate in a fun, social environment that was tempered with awareness for women's heart issues. As Jennifer Young, Socials Director for American Heart Association, put it, LaPorte County Goes Red, made possible by Franciscan Health Michigan City, Team Toyota, and Strack & Van Til is uniting the county raise awareness for the number one killer of women - heart disease. Today, our hearts were impacted as we are challenged to be catalysts of change for the improved health in our community.

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Emily Waters of La Porte Hospital Finds Meaning and Pride in Bringing Accessible Healthcare to the Community

In the healthcare industry, it isn't just anyone who can find their place and not only survive, but thrive and excel at what they do. One such person is Emily Waters, Director of Primary Care in the La Porte Physician Network, who was recently named Non-Clinical Manager of the Year.

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