NorthShore Health Centers Providing Free Backpacks to Students at their ‘Back To School Health Fair’
With the 2016-2017 school year fast approaching, parents are scrambling to get all the supplies their kids will need for the upcoming year. Along with all the pencils, erasers and notebooks that every students needs to be prepared for class, parents are also scheduling doctor appointments to make sure their children have the required school physicals, sports physicals and immunizations.
When you need to see a doctor but you can’t get an appointment until next week, what do you do? Take the next available opening? Go to the ER? Decide to tough it out? With Porter’s CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Centers you now have another choice – a smart, cost-effective and convenient one.
By focusing on quality care for our patients, and by always striving to do what’s right, Porter has earned “Top Performer” recognition for the second year in a row.
Addiction is a very real genetic disease. Someone who suffers from addiction can’t simply “turn it off”; assistance is required through AA meetings, therapy, medical intervention, or other means. And before all this can happen, a person has to admit that there is a problem and then seek help. Otherwise the cycle of recovery and relapse will continue.
The new Healthy Indiana Plan (or “HIP 2.0”) is an affordable health insurance program from the State of Indiana for uninsured adult Hoosiers. The Healthy Indiana Plan pays for medical expenses and provides incentives for members to be more health conscious. The Healthy Indiana Plan provides coverage for qualified low-income Hoosiers ages 19 to 64, who are interested in participating in a low-cost, consumer-driven health care program.
Methodist Hospitals held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday to celebrate the beginning of work on their Northlake Campus in Gary. The celebration honored the implementation of three areas on the campus: renovation of their Emergency Department and services, expansion of a dedicated Intensive Care Unit and a Medical ICU on the second floor of the hospital.
NorthShore Health Centers is happy to announce that there is a new pediatrician working at the new Chesterton location. Dr. Shah A. Chowdhury, MD is a board certified pediatrician and he officially began seeing patients on Monday January 4, 2016, and he is ready to help more people in the community using his 30+ years of experience in medicine.
Franciscan Hospital and Healthcare of Munster Hosts Party to Highlight New Full-Service Emergency Department
Franciscan Hospital and Healthcare has something they want to share with the community. After 18 months of planning and hard work, the new emergency department is scheduled to open in just a few weeks. The good folks at Franciscan threw a pre-opening sneak peek event this weekend, open to the public, and we were invited to visit.
Community Healthcare System, the Franciscan Alliance and Methodist Hospitals are working together on a project to better understand the barriers to good health that exist in the communities that they serve.