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Porter Accepts Gold Plus Award for Heart Failure From American Heart Association


Porter Regional Hospital staff accepted a Gold Plus level award from the American Heart Association on Wednesday, who recognized the hospital’s achievement in the AHA’s Get With The Guidelines program for heart failure. Porter is the only hospital in Northwest Indiana with this achievement.

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Sleep Airway Solutions Offers Alternative Treatment for Sleep Apnea


According to the Sleep Foundation, 18 million American adults have sleep apnea, a sleep disorder which causes them to momentarily stop breathing during sleep. Treatment options to provide relief include surgery, CPAP machines, and dental appliances.

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Cardiothoracic Surgeon Joins Community Care Network

Cardiothoracic-Surgeon-Joins-Community-Care-NetworkThe hospitals of Community Healthcare System recently welcomed board-certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon Michael Eng, MD, to the Community Care Network, Inc. (CCNI) of physicians. The CCNI physicians of Community Healthcare System are closely affiliated with Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

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Sepsis Effort Saving Lives at Franciscan Health Crown Point


Members of the Franciscan Health Crown Point Emergency Department team recently celebrated the six-month implementation of a Sepsis initiative program that is credited with saving 15 lives so far.

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St. Mary Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in Northwest Indiana to Be Certified as ‘Baby-Friendly’

St-Mary-Medical-Center-Becomes-First-Hospital-in-Northwest-Indiana-to-Be-Certified-as-Baby-FriendlySt. Mary Medical Center of Hobart has earned distinction as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility. The designation was recently awarded by Baby Friendly USA, Inc., following an extensive application and approval process.

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Community Healthcare System hospitals among America's Best for Patient Safety according to Women's Choice Awards


The hospitals of Community Healthcare System have been named among America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women’s Choice Award®. The award signifies that for patient safety, Community Hospital, Munster, St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, are in the top 16 percent of 3,179 hospitals in the country.

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Empowering Women, Dr. Siatras Takes Pride in her Work at the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center


The field of imaging is unique, giving doctors and technologists the opportunity to see inside of the human body. With technology constantly advancing and allowing for clearer, more telling images, radiologists and technologists are lucky to be within a field that offers so much opportunity to help others.

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Franciscan Health Hammond: Honoring 120 Years of Health Care Dedication

Franciscan-Health-Hammond-Honoring-120-Years-of-Health-Care-DedicationBishop Donald J. Hying, of the Gary Catholic Diocese, presides at a Mass Feb. 2, celebrating the 120th anniversary of the arrival from Lafayette of three Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Admiration in Hammond, who founded what today is Franciscan Health Hammond hospital. The sisters arrived during a blizzard, at the invitation of city founder George Hammond and community leaders, to meet the Calumet Region’s health care needs. Many of the more than 100 sisters in the order today attended the service in the hospital chapel.

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Kostidis Chiropractic Offers ChiroThin Weight Loss Options


While the chiropractor may not be the place you think to look for weight loss solutions, Kostidis Chiropractic Clinic of Valparaiso is one where your dream of losing 20-45 pounds in a relatively short amount of time can be realized. Kostidis is able to do so by monitoring their patients and providing ChiroThin, a dietary supplement specifically provided to chiropractors which promises to aid in weight loss.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point Designated Level 3 Trauma Center

rot4Franciscan Health Crown Point has been designated a Level 3 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and is the only such center in Northwest Indiana that offers neurosurgery.

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New Technology at Women’s Diagnostic Center in Munster Streamlines Breast Biopsy, Making Procedure Quicker, More Comfortable for Patients


Community Hospital Women’s Diagnostic Center is transforming the breast biopsy experience. The women’s center is first in Northwest Indiana to use some of the most advanced technology available for cancer diagnostics. The Brevera biopsy system combines tissue acquisition, real-time imaging, sample verification and advanced post-procedure handling in one complete platform.

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