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Healthy Choices Help Prevent Cancer

Healthy-Choices-Help-Prevent-CancerFrom the Spring 2013 Healthy Woman publication

More than half of all cancer deaths could be prevented by making healthy choices, according to the American Cancer Society. "A healthy lifestyle supersedes most everything," said Masood Ghouse, D.O., who specializes in hematology and oncology at Porter Regional Hospital. "Your own choices can make a tremendous difference in reducing your personal risk for cancer." Here are some health tips to help you lower your risk of getting cancer.

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Porter Regional Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

Cardiac-Rehabilitation-TeamPorter Regional Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its Cardiac Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Porter Regional Hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

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Teen Dating Safety

Mental-Health-America-Porter-CountyLong gone are the days when a boy asks a father’s permission to take his daughter out on a date. Now, texting is the norm. It is vital for parents to educate themselves about the “lingo” children are using to communicate with each other and Mental Health America of Porter County would like to offer some translations:

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Porter Health Care System Teams Up Loyola University Health System

Porter-partners-with-Loyola-4Here’s some exciting news, everyone. Porter Health Care System is making additions. No, nothing is being physically built, but you could say a relationship has been built. Porter Health Care System CEO Jonathan Nalli along with David W. Hecht, MD, Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for Loyola University Health Systems announced on Monday March 18, 2013 at a press conference in the Porter Regional Hospital conference room that a new affiliation between the two companies has been created.

“We feel that as we continue to grow and expand we...

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Forum to Discuss Mental Health First Aid

iyi-logoIn an effort to help youth workers address mental health issues among the children they serve, the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) is hosting a forum that will explore how to better connect with children in crisis and get them care. The forum will discuss the Mental Health First Aid USA program that can help youth workers identify, understand and respond to mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders.

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Porter Health Care System Names 2013 Managers of the Year

Cathy-PeraPorter Health Care System recently named Cathy Pera, Director of IMCU and the Progressive Care Unit, as Porter's Clinical Manager-of-the-Year, and Tracey Knapp, Director of Porter Physician Group, as Porter's Non-Clinical Manager-of-the-Year.

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Porter Health Care System Names 2013 Associate of the Year

Darcy-JacksonPorter Health Care System recently named EMS Office Manager Darcy Jackson as its 2013 Associate of the Year.

Jackson began her career at Porter in 2002. As office manager, she is responsible for the operation and day-to-day business of the EMS division.

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Meet Lori Lecea, Certified Nurse Midwife at NorthShore Health Centers

Lori-LaceaLori has been practicing as a Certified Nurse Midwife for many years in both Arizona and Indiana. Most of her experience has been in the community health arena where she has served female patients in the area of women's health.

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Porter Regional Hospital Wins Construction Project Awards

Porter-Regional-HospitalPorter Regional Hospital, which opened August 25, 2012, recently won two construction project awards. They include:

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Porter Regional Hospital Goes Green

Green-GlobesPorter Regional Hospital recently achieved a two Green Globes rating by the Green Building Initiative for sustainable design.

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Meet Dr. Hess, OB/GYN at NorthShore Health Centers

Dr-HessDr. Hess graduated as Salutatorian of her class at Grand Canyon University. She was Summa cum Laude and top female graduate at the University of Missouri.

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