On Tuesday, Porter Regional Hospital, honored the sacrifices of organ and tissue donors and celebrated the lives of those they saved in observance of National Donate Life Month. Every April, Porter Regional Hospital marks Donate Life Month with a ceremonial flag-raising and gathering.
The Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals is known for being the first center in Indiana to use the 3-D mammography technology for breast health. Mammography Technologist Pam Daly is proud to be a part of that accomplishment.
The Rev. Dr. Lenny Wisehart, a heart valve transplant recipient, is shown with his wife, the Rev. Joy Wisehart, as he addresses the congregation during an annual National Donate Life Month remembrance celebration in the Corpus Christi Chapel at Franciscan Health Crown Point April 17. The Valparaiso man expressed gratitude to his donor, for giving him a new lease on life 10 years ago, as did Kathy Sojka, also of Valparaiso, who received a cornea transplant 12.5 years ago from another donor.
The doctors and staff at Centers For Vein Care are focused on educating the community on venous disease symptoms and the treatments available. “Many people think venous disease is just about varicose veins and spider veins,” Dr. Prasad said. “They don’t realize that more common symptoms such as leg swelling, leg fatigue, and leg cramping can be an indication of venous disease. We’re hosting several health fairs this year to inform our community about venous disease and answer questions they may have.”
“You know, breathing is pretty important.”
Dr. Giovanni Infusino specializes in that one aspect of life most people never think about and take for granted.
Franciscan Health Crown Point recently became the first area hospital to offer a donor breast milk program for newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit whose mothers are unable to sufficiently supply any or enough of their own milk.
With locations throughout Northwest Indiana, our doctors at Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care are committed to providing the best patient experience. Our doctors provide compassionate care and state of the art treatment through minimally invasive medical technology with the ultimate goals of improving our patients’ health and quality of life.
Community Hospital’s multi-phase, $20 million Surgical Services department construction project is near completion in Munster. Started in 2013, the project has added private patient rooms, doubled the capacity of the Neonatal unit and increased capacity for stroke and heart patients.
Porter County is home to some of the area’s most dedicated physicians taking care of our communities. Our doctors have built a strong culture of providing high-quality care, pursuing excellence in their fields, and becoming well-known for compassionate care for our tiniest citizens in the neonatal intensive care unit, through our most cherished seniors in their golden years.