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Journey Senior Living Hosts Coffee and Conversation to get Acquainted with Community

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On Thursday morning, Valparaiso’s newest senior living facility, Journey Senior Living, hosted a coffee and conversation talk at the Hilton Garden Inn in Chesterton to introduce people to their mission. The talk, led by Journey Senior Living President Blair Minton, highlighted the positive aspects of the upcoming facility and fielded questions from those in attendance.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Pets Are Therapeutic for Hospital Patients


Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Pets-Are-Therapeutic-for-Hospital-PatientsA nearly 2-year-old Pet Therapy Program and some of its participants at Franciscan Health Crown Point took center stage as the topic at a recent Crown Point Rotary Club meeting at Youche Country Club. Program originator and coordinator Julie Canady of Crown Point, far right, shown with Mieko; explained the program’s workings and advantages to the group. The dogs are known to bring relief and comfort to inpatients and are available upon request during hospital stays.

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Pink & Lavender Lights Glow With Hope of a Cancer-free Future


Pink-and-Lavender-Lights-Glow-With-Hope-of-a-Cancer-Free-Future-2017_01 As a radiology technician with Community Hospital Women’s Diagnostic Center in Munster, Laura Zlamal helps women understand the importance of regular mammography screenings for early detection of breast cancer. Breast cancer runs in her family. Both her mother and grandmother survived breast cancer diagnoses.

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Regional Health Systems Offers Services to Navigate the Healthcare Marketplace


Regional-Health-SystemsIn the healthcare marketplace, there are so many options, making it difficult and confusing to find the right health insurance without some assistance. The open enrollment period for 2017 began November 1st and continues through December 15th, leaving a short window of time for families to ensure they have the necessary coverage.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City Earns Top Patient Safety Honor


Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Earns-Top-Patient-Safety-Honor-2017Franciscan Health Michigan City recently received the Indiana Hospital Association’s 2017 Patient Safety Innovation Award and was a nominee in the Service and Leadership Award category.

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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

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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

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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

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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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