Knowing 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.
Methodist 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.
Patients 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.
Anthem 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.
In 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.
Methodist 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.