Porter Regional Hospital has become the first health care facility in Indiana to receive full Atrial Fibrillation with Electrophysiology Services Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), an Institute of the American College of Cardiology.
Annette Wieg, of Munster, left, a 25-year nurse in the Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Hammond Medical-Surgical unit, happily and gratefully accepts the hospital’s annual St. Margaret of Cortona Award for excellence in her field from Linda Kraiko, interim chief nursing officer, during a packed celebration on Aug. 24. Among numerous attributes, nominators said Wieg, “always wears a smile, is smart, caring and patient, works very had to take care of patients, has an exceptional bedside manner and always is willing to help coworkers – a joy to work with.”
The second day of the Tour de La Porte brought out over 1,000 runners and walkers and over 120 volunteers for a total of three races. Held at Soldiers Memorial Park, participants were able to compete in either a 5k, 10k, or half-marathon.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has presented the hospitals of Community Healthcare System with Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Awards. The awards recognize Community Hospital, St. Catherine Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center staff for their commitment and success in treating stroke patients with the most appropriate, timely care according to national guidelines based on scientific evidence.
Julie Bottomlee, second from right, a six-year critical care nurse at Franciscan Health Munster, who has been with Franciscan Alliance more than 20 years, recently received a Franciscan Nursing Award 2016 honor during a Nurses Week program at the hospital. Award winners exhibit such qualities as maintaining a strong rapport and teamwork with staff members and physicians, advocating for patients, showing respect for the profession, reflecting Franciscan values, promoting service and hospitality and serving as a community ambassador.
Healthgrades® has announced that the hospitals of Community Healthcare System have achieved the Healthgrades 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. Community Hospital-Munster; St. Catherine Hospital-East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center-Hobart have been identified as providing outstanding performance in the delivery of a positive experience for patients during their hospital stay, according to Healthgrades. Community Healthcare System is the only healthcare system in Indiana with all of its hospitals to achieve this award for 2016.
Porter Heath Care System now offers 3D mammography (or tomosynthesis) as a powerful tool designed to improve early detection of breast cancer at all three of its Women’s Imaging Centers. The Centers are all recognized by the American College of Radiology as Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence and located in Valparaiso Medical Center, Portage Hospital and the Medical Plaza adjacent to Porter Regional Hospital.
Did you know that if every child was breastfed within an hour of birth, given only breast milk for the first six months of life and continued to breastfeed until age 2, about 800,000 children’s lives would be saved every year? This information from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that breast milk is the best milk for babies, and Porter Regional Hospital agrees.
The goal of NorthShore Health Centers’ Prenatal & Family Care Coordination Program begins with the initiative of providing pregnant women with the educational foundation that is so important to their pregnancy by promoting early intervention, reducing preterm deliveries, low-birth weight infants and infant deaths, and having a positive pregnancy outcome.