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La Porte Hospital and Porter Regional Hospital Announce New Combined Occupational Health Service Line – Workforce Health

Workforce-Health-LogoLa Porte Hospital and Porter Regional Hospital have combined the hospitals’ two occupational medicine service lines – Porter’s Health At Work and La Porte’s Occupational Health – to become one new comprehensive program called Workforce Health. The new service will combine the unique strengths of both occupational health and wellness initiatives under one umbrella and serve Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan.

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All Treats No Tricks in October 2016 at Blue Chip Casino’s spa blu

Blue-Spa-Blu-October-2016 Treat your skin to the natural benefits of a Pumpkin Peel Enzyme Facial. The 50-minute Blu Pumpkin Facial is $80 ($100 value). The offer is valid Monday-Thursday in September; one discount per person. Call 888-879-7711 ext 2583 to book an appointment today.

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Find Out More about the Health Insurance Marketplace with Community Healthcare System

chs-stockDo you have questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace or Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0? Staff members at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System are providing free information sessions on “Navigating the Marketplace.” Our licensed certified Indiana Navigators will be on hand to discuss all of the options, answer questions and schedule an appointment to help you complete your application online. Open enrollment begins 11/1/16 and ends 1/31/17.

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Community Hospital Achieves Top Accreditation for Bariatric Surgery Program

Community-Hospital-Achieves-Top-Accreditation-for-Bariatric-Surgery-2016-Program_01Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and related conditions can count on Community Hospital for excellence in care. Community Hospital, Munster has achieved accreditation as a Comprehensive Center for metabolic and bariatric surgery by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a joint program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. This national designation recognizes Community Hospital for meeting the highest quality standards in delivering safe bariatric patient care.

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The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals Holds 2016 Go Pink Open House

Methodist-Hospitals-Go-Pink-Open-House-2016_01 Every year in October hundreds of women across the country gather to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year was no exception at Methodist Hospitals’ Northwest Indiana’s Breast Cancer Center in Merrillville. Close to 100 women gathered for breakfast and a day of pampering that included mini facials, chair massages, manicures, and healthy smoothies. Every woman that scheduled a mammogram received a free pink bracelet as a gift of health. Since Go Pink was the theme pink mums were raffled off to celebrate the upcoming fall season. Door prizes included a $500 gift Basket to State of Mind Salon and Day Spa in Crown Point, a Mary Kay gift box, a Breast Cancer Awareness Gift Basket and a basket from Intrigue Salon & Day Spa in Dyer. It was truly a day of pampering and education about breast...

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Breast Cancer Survivors Gather at Porter Regional Hospital to "Blow Away Breast Cancer" with Flag Raising


Dozens of pink pinwheels were blowing in the wind as Porter Health Care System staff, administration, and local breast cancer survivors gathered outside the main entrance of Porter Regional Hospital on Wednesday afternoon to “Blow Away Breast Cancer.” Survivors shared their stories with the group, emphasized the importance of routine mammograms and thanked the staff and physicians at Porter Regional Hospital who aided in their treatment and recovery.

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Franciscan Health Dyer: Students, Hospital Celebrate Value of Life

Franciscan-Health-Dyer-Students-Hospital-Celebrate-Value-of-Life-01Approximately 1,150 students from 13 area parochial schools were on hand Oct. 5 for the 23rd annual Celebration of Life prayer service event at Franciscan Health Dyer. Most Rev. Dale Melczek, bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Gary, presided over the program and discussed the sanctity, preciousness and value of life and how it never should be taken. Students later planted crosses in memory of the 4,000 lives aborted daily in the U.S. Guest speaker Nicole Varela, a Merrillville native, inspired the students with her story of overcoming dyslexia through her school years as she pursues a master’s degree in social work.

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Free Mammograms Available for Qualified Residents at Franciscan Health Munster

rot4Franciscan Health Munster recently received an $8,500 grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT) to provide a limited amount of free screening mammograms for medically underserved Hoosier women.

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For Porter-Starke Services' Todd Willis, Helping Others is a Way of Life


Todd Willis began working in the mental health industry to treat the problems most of us are still unwilling to talk about. As Director of Wellness and Education at Porter-Starke Services, it is his job to get out into the community and teach us people do not have to live with anxiety, addiction, and other mental illnesses.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City: Hospital Chooses King and Queen of Rehab

Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Hospital-Chooses-King-and-Queen-of-RehabPaul Pavot, left, of LaPorte, and Susan Woodrich, of San Pierre; recently were honored as the King and Queen of Rehabilitation during a recent celebration at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Franciscan Health Michigan City. Pavot, an award-winning amateur photographer, who spent two weeks on the unit for treatment of Parkinson’s disease-related conditions, donated three of his photographs to the unit, where they hang on the walls.

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City of Whiting's 2016 "Paint the Town Pink" Initiative Raises $15,460.21 for Methodist Foundation, Breast Health/Cancer Initiatives


In May 2016, the City of Whiting hosted its annual Paint the Town Pink Initiative, a series of events during the month of May dedicated to raising money and awareness for Breast Health/Cancer Initiatives. After totaling the funds, the City of Whiting presented the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals with a check for $15,430 in August of 2016.

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