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Porter Physician Group Seeks to Help Children Start the New School Year off Right


Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonKnowing when to take young children to the doctor for well-baby and well-child checkups is easy, because the schedule for immunizations and development checks is fairly standard. However, beyond age 5, things are less clear because children do not need any immunizations until they are around 11 years old and fewer development milestones occur, according to Louis Miceli, D.O., a Family Physician with Porter Physician Group Primary Care.

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Are You Up-to-Date on Your Vaccines?


Porter-Uo-to-Date-on-Vaccines-2016For many parents, back-to-school time means school physicals and immunizations, but it’s a great time for adults to schedule an annual well check, too.

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Thanks to Porter Regional Hospital Time Didn’t Run Out for Ken Roper


Ken-Roper‘I knew the early signs of a heart attack, but ignored them. Time nearly ran out for me.’

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Methodist Hospitals to Open Immediate Care Center in Crown Point


rot1Methodist Hospitals will open an Immediate Care facility on July 5, 2016, Methodist CareFirst, at 1275 East North Avenue in Crown Point, on the campus of the Crown Point Sportsplex. This new facility is the first of three planned immediate care centers that will bring a new source for convenient and cost-effective care to our communities. This new facility is the first of three planned immediate care centers that will bring a new source for convenient and cost-effective care to our communities. Additional CareFirst locations will open in Merrillville and Gary in the near future.

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St. Mary Medical Center Opens Clinic for those Taking Blood-Thinning Medication


chs-stockPatients at risk for blood clots and prescribed anticoagulation (blood thinning) therapy by their physician can benefit from services provided through St. Mary Medical Center’s Anticoagulation Clinic. Located on the hospital’s main floor, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., West Entrance, the clinical pharmacy staff of the St. Mary Medical Center Anticoagulation Clinic will assist physicians in managing their patients’ anticoagulation therapy through education, consultation, medication monitoring and other services.

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Porter Regional Hospital Earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency in Cardiac Care


Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonAnthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana has designated Porter Regional Hospital’s Center for Cardiovascular Medicine as a Blue Distinction® Center+ in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community.

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Porter Regional Hospital Designated Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care


Porter-Regional-Hospital-Designated-Blue-Distinction-Center-for-Maternity-CareIn an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality, affordable maternity care, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana announced that Porter Regional Hospital has been designated as one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

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Take the Community Health Needs Assessment Survey


rot1Methodist Hospitals is partnering with Community Healthcare System and Franciscan Alliance on a project to better understand the barriers to good health that exist in the Northwest Indiana communities we serve.

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Flu: A Shot of Prevention


vaccination-1What step can you take now to help prevent the flu this winter? Get vaccinated!

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St. Mary Medical Center Celebrates New Health Care Center Opening with Ribbon Cutting


Portage-StMary-1St Mary Medical Center welcomed a private group of Portage citizens to the ribbon cutting ceremony at their newly remodeled Health Care Center on Arbors St. in Portage.

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Get the Flu Shot, Not the Flu, at NorthShore Health Centers


Flu-ShotThe weather is changing from summer to fall, and that means that flu season is upon us. Do yourself and your family a favor and get a flu shot.

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