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 Strak & 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...
On Tuesday evening, Journey Senior Living hosted author, Elaine Pereira, a licensed Occupational Therapist, to discuss her book and answer questions regarding dementia and Alzheimer's. Journey Senior Living is a senior care facility located in Valparaiso which offers assisted living and memory care for residents.
Treating a happy crowd of over 200 women to a ladies' night out, the Vein & Laser Institute/Beyond Pink Couture En Fleur show provided the perfect opportunity to get pampered with style at the new Allure on the Lake in Chesterton. With a stylish fashion show, a demonstration of the famous Vampire Facial, music, and delectable desserts, there was not a better way to spend the evening with friends!
The Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospital held their Healthy Night Out with the Girls event Thursday night, bringing women together for pampering as well as health education. The focus for this quarterly event was the new blood pressure guidelines.
Sebo’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is constantly looking for ways to engage with the community and spread hope and awareness outside of their walls. That’s why during the month of October they collected stories of those who have battled, and won, the fight against breast cancer in the hopes of highlighting positive stories.
St. Catherine Hospital Receives $20,000 Grant to Promote Breast Cancer Screenings for Uninsured & Underinsured Residents
The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust has awarded a one-year, $20,000 grant to St. Catherine Hospital for the breast screening and awareness program called, “Pretty in Pink.”
As part of its commitment to improving patients’ quality of life through effective pain management, St. Mary Medical Center of Hobart recently opened its new Pain Center on the second floor of the hospital, 1500 S. Lake Park Avenue. The new unit features exam rooms and procedure suites where patients can undergo assorted outpatient procedures, including epidural injections, nerve blocks and other treatments not requiring anesthesia.
Multiple Extended Care facilities were excited to show their support at the Franciscan Bowl-A-Rama this past week, bringing team members out to participate in the event to benefit St. Clare Health Clinic.
Centers for Vein Care in Crown Point hosted their first Health Fair of 2018 on Saturday, offering the community a look into the Region’s premier vascular care facilities and procedures. Featuring free chair massages, ultrasounds to detect vein issues, and a Health Jeopardy! Game with prizes, the Centers for Vein Care looked to highlight the often overlooked importance of vascular health.
In the healthcare world, caring for patients and aiding them in becoming healthier and more independent is of the utmost importance. For Dr. Ahmed Mohamed of Residential Clinical Services, this is something that he takes very seriously as he runs the organization from day to day.
Things are rarely quiet at Residences at Deer Creek. Located in Schererville, the assisted living center features a packed calendar of activities, events, and outings for residents to participate in, ranging from movie nights to trips to the planetarium. Behind these events and outings is the Residences’ Life Enrichment Team, who works to make sure the residents are always given the opportunity to have fun, get active, and socialize.