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Franciscan Health Hammond: Honoring 120 Years of Health Care Dedication

Franciscan-Health-Hammond-Honoring-120-Years-of-Health-Care-DedicationBishop Donald J. Hying, of the Gary Catholic Diocese, presides at a Mass Feb. 2, celebrating the 120th anniversary of the arrival from Lafayette of three Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Admiration in Hammond, who founded what today is Franciscan Health Hammond hospital. The sisters arrived during a blizzard, at the invitation of city founder George Hammond and community leaders, to meet the Calumet Region’s health care needs. Many of the more than 100 sisters in the order today attended the service in the hospital chapel.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point Designated Level 3 Trauma Center

rot4Franciscan Health Crown Point has been designated a Level 3 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and is the only such center in Northwest Indiana that offers neurosurgery.

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Lincolnshire Health and Rehabilitation Collects Donations for Local Salvation Army


For the staff of Lincolnshire Health and Rehabilitation, the holidays presented an opportunity to serve their community in a meaningful way. During the month of November they collected donations to give to a local shelter, calling on friends and family to provide gently used clothing for donation.

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Jacqueline Heim Celebrates 30 Years at Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation


These days, keeping an employee for 30 years is an impressive feat. At Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation, Jacqueline Heim is one employee who has given 30 years of her life to the facility, and has loved her time there.

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New Technology at Women’s Diagnostic Center in Munster Streamlines Breast Biopsy, Making Procedure Quicker, More Comfortable for Patients


Community Hospital Women’s Diagnostic Center is transforming the breast biopsy experience. The women’s center is first in Northwest Indiana to use some of the most advanced technology available for cancer diagnostics. The Brevera biopsy system combines tissue acquisition, real-time imaging, sample verification and advanced post-procedure handling in one complete platform.

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Lincolnshire Health and Rehabilitation Partners with 1st in Class Clinical Education to Train CNAs


Lincolnshire Health and Rehabilitation Center has partnered with 1st in Class Clinical Education for their CNA training courses. For the clinical portion of their classwork, students are able to train at Lincolnshire, receiving hands on training and experience to aid them later in their careers.

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Local Business Unites With Women’s Diagnostic Center in the Fight Against Breast Cancer


As part of their mission to give back to the community and spread goodwill, Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning owners Tom and Sue Krygsheld held their annual October fundraiser, setting aside a portion of the proceeds from the business’ service calls to help women benefit from early detection of breast cancer.

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Largest Northwest Indiana Orthopedic Specialists Group Aligns With Franciscan Health


Lakeshore Bone and Joint Institute, the largest orthopedic group in Northwest Indiana, and Franciscan Alliance, parent organization of Franciscan Health, entered into professional services and co-management agreements effective Jan. 1.

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Community Healthcare Partners’ ACO Is Now a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization

chs-stockCommunity Healthcare Partners ACO, Inc. has announced participation in the Medicare Shared Saving Program (MSSP) as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Community Healthcare Partners ACO or CHP ACO is the clinically integrated provider network that unites more than 700 independent and employed physicians and other providers with Community Healthcare System’s hospitals: Community Hospital, Munster, St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart.

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NWI Nephrology Brings Patient-Focused Care to the Region at their Munster Location


Northwest Indiana Nephrology is a leader in kidney care and treatment in the Region. With locations all across Northwest Indiana, their doctors and staff provide convenient and high quality care to their patients. Their Munster location, previously located at Community Hospital, moved last October to an accessible, convenient location right off Calumet Avenue.

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Memory Support Services at Munster Med-Inn Benefit Residents and Families


Quality memory care services are a wonderful resource for those in need. Families faced with memory loss or dementia in a loved one need to find a care facility they trust and that can also support them throughout their loved one’s illness.

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