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NWI Nephrology Home Therapy Coordinators Helping Change Dialysis Patients' Lives for the Better


Northwest Indiana Nephrology’s Home Therapy Coordinators, Paula Ray and Becky Strug, are changing the lives of NWI Nephrology dialysis patients for the better every day through home dialysis. The ability to perform dialysis from the comfort of their home, and to not have to travel to a dialysis center three days every week, has opened patients up to a more independent life. For Ray and Strug, helping patients reclaim that independence has been incredibly rewarding.

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Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus Receives Verification as a Level III Trauma Center From The Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons

rot1Methodist Hospital’s Northlake Campus in Gary, IN, has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.

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Tiny MRI Safe Pacemaker Makes Big Difference for Heart Patients at Community Hospital

Tiny-MRI-Safe-Pacemaker-Makes-Big-Difference-for-Heart-Patients-at-Community-HospitalCardiac electrophysiologists at Community Hospital, Munster are first in Northwest Indiana to implant a new tiny pacemaker that requires no incision or skin pocket and has no lead. Need an MRI? No problem.

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Partners of Life: Best of Healthcare Round Up


Our healthcare clients spend their days helping others, fixing problems, and saving lives. Each day they are faced with unique challenges and struggles, but more importantly, successes.

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Methodist Hospitals Welcomes Dr. M. Kamran Aslam to Methodist Physician Group

Methodist-Hospitals-Welcomes-Dr-M-Kamran-AslamMethodist Hospitals is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. M. Kamran Aslam to the Methodist Physician Group Network. Dr. Aslam is a Cardiologist specializing in Cardiac Electrophysiology. He focuses on anything cardiac rhythm related which includes pacemakers, defibrillators, and advanced heart failure pacing devices. He treats a variety of cardiac rhythm disorders that can occur in a wide range of patients, from teenagers to the elderly. He also treats the most common rhythm disorder called Atrial Fibrillation, as well as Ventricular Tachycardia, all of which can be experienced as rapid heart rate.

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Community Healthcare System Hospitals Earn 2017 “Get with the Guidelines" Quality Achievement Awards

Community-Healthcare-System-Hospitals-Earn-2017-Get-with-the-Guidelines-Quality-Achievement-AwardsHospitals of Community Healthcare System have received 2017 Get With The Guidelines quality achievement awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The awards recognize the hospital staffs’ commitment and success in treating stroke patients with the most appropriate, timely care according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

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Back to School Health Fair Features $20 Physicals, $20 Flu Vaccinations

chs-stockThe Valparaiso Health Center of St. Mary Medical Center will offer $20 school physicals and $20 flu vaccinations Saturday, Aug. 26 as part of a Back to School Health Fair. The event runs from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Valparaiso Health Center, located just off Rt. 49 and 500 North at 3800 St. Mary Drive in Valparaiso.

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Amy Koulianos Provides Compassionate, Personal Care to Northwest Indiana Women


Amy Koulianos began her radiology career with Methodist Hospitals in 1991 and currently works in mammography. After 26 years of working with Methodist, she still enjoys the quality of care she is able to provide to her patients. Methodist focuses on providing the latest technology in patient care. That technology-first thinking and ability to pace with change is part of why Koulianos loves her job.

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Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Community Hospital Provides Continuity in Care for High-Risk Pregnancies


Expectant mothers and their families facing high-risk or complicated pregnancies often need specialized care to guide them through their own unique challenges. A partnership between Community Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine is bringing specialized Maternal-Fetal Medicine much closer to home making it more convenient for families.

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Porter Regional Hospital: Hip and Knee Pain Relief Starts Here


If joint pain is restricting your every-day activities, join us at Porter Regional Hospital for a free joint pain seminar from 1-2 p.m., August 17. Reserve your spot at You may not need surgery at all for your joint pain. But if you do, the exercises below are some examples of the expert knowledge you’ll receive with a complete surgery plan at Porter Regional Hospital. As always, consult your physician beforehand.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point, Crown Point Echo Lab Earns Echocardiography Accreditation by IAC

rot6Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious cardiovascular conditions. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, followed closely by stroke as the fourth highest cause of death. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than 2,150 Americans die each day from cardiovascular disease which amounts to about one every 40 seconds.

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