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Porter Regional Hospital is Asking Patients for Input in Selecting Top Nurses

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonPorter Regional Hospital is once again seeking to honor one of its nurses through its annual Patient Choice Award program. This award recognizes the level of quality care, comfort and compassion offered by nurses each day. Continuing the tradition of the last few years, the hospital is asking for input from the community, and one nurse chosen from the nominations will receive the Patient Choice Award at Porter Regional Hospital this June.

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Porter Health Care System Presents “Pink at Portage” on April 25th

Pink-at-Portage-2Porter Health Care System will host “Pink at Portage” from 7 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, April 25 in the Women’s Center at Portage Hospital, located at 3630 Willowcreek Road in Portage. “Pink at Portage” offers women getting their mammography screenings a complimentary brunch and massage one Saturday a month.

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CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Centers Offer $25 Sports Physicals

Porter-Portage-CampusPorter Regional Hospital’s CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Centers are offering $25 sports physicals from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week at all three Porter County locations. CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Centers are located in Porter’s Chesterton Medical Campus at 650 Dickinson Road, in Chesterton, in Portage Hospital at 3630 Willowcreek Road in Portage, and at 809 LaPorte Avenue in Valparaiso.

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St. Mary Medical Center Encourages Cancer Patients and Caregivers to Thrive

Cancer-Survivorship-1More than 80 participants gathered at St. Mary Medical Center’s Valparaiso Health Center on April 18 for the 2015 Cancer Survivorship Series Surviving to Thriving: Beating Depression After Cancer, an event dedicated to those whose lives have been impacted by cancer. Nancy Beckman, Ph.D., Amy Siston, Ph.D., and Pooja Dave, M.A., members of the University of Chicago’s Psycho-oncology team, presented on combating anxiety and depression after cancer, offering tips to improve mood and the quality of life for patients and their caregivers.

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What is an Accountable Care Organization? Find out at an Upcoming Town Hall

rot2Health care transformation is under way at Franciscan Alliance. The Franciscan Alliance Accountable Care Organization (ACO) works with Fee-for-Service Medicare to provide patients the highest-quality medical care in a cost effective way. ACOs are made up of teams of health care providers, who work together to coordinate patient care across all types of care settings.

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Testimony Brings Home Message of Organ Donation Importance

Testimony-brings-home-message-of-organ-donation-importance-01Kelly Swart receives a consoling hand from the Rev. Anthony Janik, Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point director of spiritual services, during the hospital’s annual observance of National Donate Life Month on April 20. During a packed program in the hospital’s Corpus Christi Chapel, Swart, of Cedar Lake, recalled the story of her daughter Ashley, who died unexpectedly nearly 18 months ago, but who lives on through her commitment as an organ donor.

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Franciscan Alliance Offers Series of Mammogram Screening Programs throughout Spring 2015

rot4A MAMMOthon program, consisting of digital mammogram screenings, free chair massages and giveaways, including portable telephone chargers, is being offered at Franciscan Alliance hospitals.

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