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Local Physician Weighs in on New Blood Pressure Guidelines

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonThe American Heart Association released new blood pressure guidelines this month that are sure to re-categorize many Hoosiers into the danger zone for hypertension. Jay Shah, M.D., a cardiologist and Medical Director of the Heart Valve Center for Porter Health Care System, said that while the new guidelines may seem scary for people who previously thought they were healthy, they represent an opportunity for Americans to recognize the signs of unhealthy blood pressure sooner.

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Porter Regional Hospital Only Hospital in Region to Receive National Recognition From American College of Surgeons


Porter Regional Hospital is one of only 66 participating hospitals nationwide to have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care, as recognized by the American College of Surgeons. The hospital is the only one in the region with the prestigious distinction.

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Northwest Indiana Nephrology Highlights Enthusiasm at their Hammond Location


The Hammond location of Northwest Indiana Nephrology is one of several similar centers in Northwest Indiana. Across the Region, the nephrologists on hand are dedicated to providing their patients with loving care of the highest quality. Having been a staple in the Hammond community for 25 years, the Hammond office of Northwest Indiana Nephrology changed its location about a year and a half ago.

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Franciscan Health Munster: First Portion of New Cancer Care Center Open for Business

Franciscan-Health-Munster-First-Portion-of-New-Cancer-Care-Center-Open-for-BusinessThe endoscopy unit portion of the new Cancer Care Center at Franciscan Health Munster was blessed by the Rev. Francis Tebbe, director of mission services, before standing-room-only crowd of officials, staff members and guests, Nov. 15. The unit opened to patients the next day. The remainder of the multi-million-dollar comprehensive cancer care facility is scheduled to open in late summer 2018. The endoscopy unit offers four procedure rooms and 14 holding-preparation-recovery rooms, along with the latest, high-definition diagnostic equipment.

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VNA Phoenix Center in Valpo Hosts Networking Program for Continuity of Care Association


The healthcare world can be difficult to navigate, however with the Continuity of Care Association’s (COCA) monthly networking meetings, healthcare workers can rest easy knowing they are connected and updated with the latest in the field.

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Franciscan Health Receives Funds to Help Fight Infant Mortality

rot4Franciscan Health’s Northern Division is among recipients that will have a share in $11 million in grant funds the Indiana State Department of Health is awarding to hospitals, local health departments and nonprofit organizations for projects designed to help reduce Indiana’s infant mortality rate.

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Residences at Deer Creek Host 2017 Pie Contest for Residents, Staff, and Family


On Tuesday night, the Residences at Deer Creek hosted a delicious and exciting event for residents: a pie contest! The evening was filled with unique, tasty, and mouthwatering pies, each made with a little love.

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Symphony of Chesterton and VNA Hold Tribute Honoring NWI Veterans


On Friday, Symphony Of Chesterton and the Visiting Nurses Association, or VNA, partnered together for a Veterans Day celebration. The American Legion Post 170 of Chesterton and Post 94 of Valparaiso also helped in making the Veterans Day Tribute possible. The presentation started off by giving thanks and honoring those who have served, who are serving, and to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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Porter EMS Recognized With National Award for Community Outreach


The American Ambulance Association has given Porter EMS a national 2017 AMBY Award for Charitable Giving and Engagement, recognizing the department’s continued commitment and success in supporting the communities they serve.

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Residences at Deer Creek Award Area Veterans With Certificates of Appreciation


A genuine “thank you,” and hand shake is enough to light up almost any veteran’s face, however the staff at Residences at Deer Creek in Schererville went the extra mile to show how much they are appreciated in Northwest Indiana.

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Rose Parade Float Honors Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors, Carries Messages From the Heart

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For a seventh year, families gathered with Community Healthcare System staff members, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network representatives and VisionFirst officials to honor the area’s organ, eye and tissue donors.

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