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"Your Teen's World: Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll Like You’ve Never Seen"

family-youth-services-bureau-logoThe Family & Youth Services Bureau presents a Family Life Series Workshop, titled “Your Teen’s World: Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Like You’ve Never Seen” held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, at the FYSB office at 253 W. Lincolnway in downtown Valparaiso.

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Methodist Hospitals to Hold an Inspirational Holiday Celebration for Cancer Patients

rot1Thanks to the generous donation to the Methodist Hospitals Foundation from Mark McDaniel, a 12 year cancer survivor treated at Methodist Hospitals, an inspirational holiday celebration will be held for cancer patients and survivors. The event is themed “Peace, Love, Joy & Music.

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Indiana Hospital Association Recognizes Porter Regional Hospital’s Work to Improve Quality and Patient Safety

IHA-award-to-Porter-Regional-HospitalThe Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) recognized Porter Regional Hospital Nov. 18 at The Marten House in Indianapolis for their work to reduce patient harm by 40 percent and readmissions by 20 percent over the past three years. The recognition is based on the results of a national campaign known as Partnership for Patients, created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve quality and patient safety at hospitals nationwide.

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Top 10 ValpoLife Health Articles of 2014

HealthArticleImageVLWe are quite lucky to have many progressive health and wellness entities throughout the region. They all work to make sure that we stay safe and happy and the resources that they provide are top quality and readily available. ValpoLife is proud to work with all of our health partners and share their stories with you. As 2014 comes to an end, let's take a look at the best of what the year had to offer from our partners and the community.

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Porter Health Care System Offers Assistance for Diabetic Patients

Porter-Health-Care-System-Offers-Assistance-for-Diabetic-PatientsDiabetes affects nearly 10 percent of the population in America, with many new cases diagnosed each year. A newly diagnosed patient may feel overwhelmed with the life-altering changes that come with a diabetes diagnosis – that’s where Porter’s Diabetes Education Department steps in.

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Porter Health Care System Welcomes Omar Barakat, MD

omar-barakatPorter Health Care System welcomes Interventional Radiologist Omar Barakat, M.D., to its medical staff. Dr. Barakat is a board-certified radiologist with fellowship training in interventional radiology.

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Porter Health Care System Welcomes Nurse Practitioner

BeckyEngstrom headshotPorter Health Care System welcomes Rebecca Herrold-Engstrom, MSN, FNP, to the hospital’s network, Porter Physician Group. Herrold-Engstrom joins Drs. James Anthony, Nikhil Madan, Douglas Mazurek, and Julia Rogers, RN, MSN, in practice at Porter Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, located at 1101 E. Glendale Blvd Ste 102–B in Valparaiso.

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