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Five Employees Receive Special Awards During Methodist Hospitals’ 2017 Employee Service Awards Banquet


Methodist Hospitals has a tradition of honoring its employees by holding an annual service awards banquet to recognize employees for their years of service in 5 year increments ranging from 5 to 40 years. This year 290 employees were recognized with over 400 guests in attendance.

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Doctor and Nurse at Franciscan Health Michigan City Receive Colleague Recognition

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Nicole Lisinecki, a registered nurse in the Franciscan Health Michigan City Emergency Department, is complimented before she receives the hospital’s 2017 St. Camillus Award by Matthew Troy, MD, medical staff president, during a meeting in May.

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Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition for Porter County To Celebrate World No Tobacco Day

no-tobacco-day.jpg-2017Life is short, and for those who smoke, quitting returns precious years and vitality. That’s why organizations and businesses are delighted to announce that hundreds of associates will pledge to quit smoking on Wednesday, May 31st, World No Tobacco Day. World No Tobacco Day is the perfect time to support smokers trying to quit. Support can make all the difference.

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Roy Miller of Symphony of Dyer Gets to Know His Neighbors


Roy Miller is the new resident on the block at Symphony of Dyer. He moved to the facility in early 2016 and began settling down in his new home.

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St. Catherine Hospital ICU Project Earns Commercial Construction Project of the Year Honor


St. Catherine Hospital’s newly redesigned Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has earned the Commercial Construction Project of the Year Award from NWI Construction Advancement Foundation. The award was presented May 11 at a gathering of business and construction industry leaders at Avalon Manor, Merrillville.

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4 Ways to Incorporate Movement Into Your Workplace

article-126-increase-mvmt-workplaceIf you sit behind a desk all day with little or no activity, you could be compromising your physical health, mental health, and brain health which could impact your productivity at work. From a physical standpoint, it isn’t healthy to remain in one position for too long. It can lead to various health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. Experts advise getting up and walking around every hour or so or do exercises at your desk.

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Pumps Fitness: How What You Eat Affects Your Mental Energy

Pumps-Fitness-How-What-You-Eat-Affects-Your-Mental-Energy-01Want to feel more alert? To keep up your mental energy and focus, you’ve got to eat the right foods, at the right time. A client recently complained that she suffered from ‘brain fog’. “My mental energy is shot and I can’t focus.” So she wondered…“is it something I’m eating?” Possibly. But more likely, it’s what she’s not eating that’s leaving her mental energy flagging. As a full-time student and a new mom, her eating patterns are erratic and she’s often grabbing something on the run, and relies on coffee to keep her going. Without the right foods to give her brain the fuel it needs, she can’t possibly expect to keep her mental energy in high gear.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Nurses Honor One of Their Own

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Nurses-Honor-One-of-Their-OwnRosemary Leonard, RN, who has been with Franciscan Health Crown Point since it opened in 1974, addresses attendees recently after receiving the hospital’s 2017 Nightingale Award. As an observance of National Nurses Week in May, the hospital’s Professional Development Council of Shared Decision Making annually chooses a winner from among nominees.

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Methodist Hospitals Delivers an Update on their Northlake Milk Depot


Methodist Hospitals works with donors of all kinds. Organ and tissue donations receive a lot of attention through events such as April’s Donate Life month. On Wednesday, Methodist Hospitals teamed up with its partner, the Milk Bank, to educate medical professionals on a lesser known, but just as important, type of donation – breast milk.

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Hartsfield Village Resident Ellen Magerl Celebrates 100th Birthday


A century in the making, Ellen Magerl celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends April 24 at Hartsfield Village Continuing Care Retirement Community. On hand for the celebration are (left to right) Joan Garritson, Kurt Garritson, Liz Magerl and Jim Ogura.

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Pumps Fitness Recipes: Jamaican Jerk Chicken

rot3If you don’t already do this, make Monday’s slow cooker nights. Mondays have a way of getting super busy and hectic, so taking a few minutes to get dinner in the slow cooker that morning is a way to ensure that you and your family are enjoying a healthy, homemade meal at night!

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