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Porter County Sheriff's Office Receives Porter County Triad Grant for Project Lifesaver


Time is vital in a missing person case. Every minute is crucial. When dealing seniors with Alzheimer's, autism, or other related conditions or disorders, that time is even more essential. Thanks in part to a generous grant from Porter County Triad, the Porter County Sheriff's Office is now able to drastically reduce search time thanks to Project Lifesaver tracking devices.

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VNA’s Hospice Care Program Officially Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care


The Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County has upheld a reputation of quality hospice care for 34 years. Now they have one more accreditation to prove it.

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FirstLight Home Care Provides Its Services To Wherever Clients Call Home

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First Light Home Care has been open for business in Valparaiso for the past 5 years. In those 5 years, the company has achieved franchise of the year for the past 2 consecutive years, and changed many lives.

“We’re excellent at what we do, because we care,” said Community Care Coordinator, Danielle Webb. “Caring is our calling. Period end of story. And in order to work us, you have to have that. I don’t make us what we are. The team does. It's a passion we all have. “

First Light is a company that provides at home assistance for many different varieties of clients. Clientele includes: seniors, those recuperating from injury or surgery, people with disabilities, veterans, busy mothers, and anyone who may request their services

“We have some clients that are actually very depressed. So, their family...

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Take Steps to Prevent Falls with These Tips from Porter Regional Hospital


Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, and every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Franciscan Alliance: Staying Active in Hot Weather

Franciscan---Stay-Active-woman-runnerNow that the temps are heating are some tips for staying cool when exercising outside!

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Porter Health Care System Asks Community to A.C.T. to Prevent Heat-Related Car Deaths


With the next few days slated to be the hottest we’ve seen in Northwest Indiana so far this summer, it’s a good opportunity to remind parents about the extreme dangers of leaving children in hot cars.

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Porter Health Care System Celebrates Five Years Without a Lost-Time Accident in its Engineering Department


Porter Health Care System announced that its Engineering Department has achieved five years without a lost-time accident. This translates to 1,825 days without a recordable injury according to Porter’s Regional Executive Director for Facilities Christian Goss.

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Porter Pays Tribute to Gary Atherton with Memorial Service

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This is the first year that Gary Atherton, Director of Porter Regional Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services Department, did not coordinate his annual EMS Week Breakfast Banquet. It was always a day he dedicated to recognizing the merits of his staff. This time the EMS team spent their morning commemorating their leader, who passed away on January 13, 2016.

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Porter Regional Hospital Survivor Story: ‘It’s a Miracle I’m Alive’


Michael Triem survives severe hypothermia after kayak accident

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Franciscan St. Anthony Health – Crown Point Expects the Best, Prepares for Worst

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“Expect the best, prepare for the worst” that could be the unofficial mantra of first responders and medical personnel at hospitals and health institutions.

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Run Happy and Run Safely, Says Extra Mile Fitness

running-safety-month 1JSYK, November is National Running Safety Month, but people don't stop running when that month is over. What does that mean exactly? Well, running is a popular sport here in NWI, and people can be seen running outside at all hours, all throughout the year.

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