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Porter Regional Hospital Social Worker Receives Oncology Certification

Antoinette-CardenasAntoinette Cardenas, MSW, LSW, OSW-C, Porter Regional Hospital’s discharge facilitator and social worker, recently received the designation of Certified Oncology Social Worker from the Board of Oncology Social Work.

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Porter Health Care System Offers Support Groups in September

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonPorter Health Care System will offer the following monthly support groups in September:

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Building Up Our Youth - August 2014

Mental-Health-America-Porter-CountyMental Health America of Porter County is acknowledging cliques in schools for this month’s Building Up Our Youth (BUOY) article. With the new school year in full swing everyone is excited to see their friends again. But what about all those cliques: the jocks, the popular kids, the emo kids, the Goths, the nerds, the geeks, and the possibility that you don’t fit into any of those? Some are great while others can really make a person feel alienated from their peers. Cliques are defined as a small group of friends who share common interest. Sometimes those interests can be positive, like sports or music, or they could be negative, like bullying or drugs. According to, “cliques can have a strong positive effect on self-worth. But, cliques can also cause its members to be hostile to those who do not belong in their clique, thus making them feel belittled.”

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Porter Regional Hospital Names New Intensive Care Unit Director

Stephanie-DickardStephanie Dickard, RN, has been named the new Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Porter Regional Hospital.

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Porter Health Care System Welcomes New Director of Emergency Services

Brenda-RogersBrenda Rogers has been named the new Emergency Services Director at Porter Regional Hospital and Portage Hospital.

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Porter County Coroner Educates Community in Learn@Lunch

Porter-Starke-Learn-at-Lunch-2Porter-Starke Services hosted their monthly Learn@Lunch series on Tuesday morning with an informative and educational lecture by Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris. The lecture was called "The True Face of Drug-related and Mental Health Deaths in Porter County," and Harris discussed different points that were relevant to the topic at hand.

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Community Hospital Community Programs: August 19, 2014

Aquapheresis-TherapyCommunity Hospital Offers Free Baby Class
New parents can take our free Taking Care of Baby class which covers basic baby care on Sept. 8 from 6:00-8:45 p.m., at the Community Hospital Outpatient Centre, located at 9660 Wicker Ave., St. John.

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