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Porter Regional Hospital recognized with Gold-Plus Award for Heart Failure Care

Flag-RaisingPorter Regional Hospital’s Center for Cardiovascular Medicine has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure.

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Community Hospital Earns "Get with the Guidelines-Stroke" Bronze Quality Achievement Award

Get-with-the-Guidelines-Stroke-Bronze-AwardCommunity Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Community Hospital’s commitment to ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines developed from scientific evidence.

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Dr. Havlick Holds Facebook Contest

dr-havlick-patient-becauseDo you like free stuff? How about Facebook? How about… the two combined? John L. Havlick, DDS, PC is putting on a contest on their Facebook page for its patients and if Dr. Havlick takes care of your teeth you could win! All you have to do is leave a positive comment!

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Let Mom Relax at Spa Blu

spa-blu-may-2015Oh Momma! Give mom a relaxing spa experience May 4-28 with a 25-minute Blu Signature facial, a 25-minute Blu’s Chaser massage and a 25-minute Favorite Shade of Blu Salt or Sugar Glow Scrub. Choose one or all three for $48 each. The offer is valid Monday through Thursday and cannot be combined with other offers. Call 888-879-7711, ext. 2853 to book an appointment today.

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St. Margaret Health-Dyer Breast Center Offers Expanded, Full Scope of Services

St-Margaret-Health-Dyer-Breast-Center-Offers-Expanded-Full-Scope-of-ServicesThe Rev. Henry Sequeira, of the Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer Spiritual Care Services department, sprinkles with holy water the first of numerous rooms located in the hospital’s newly renovated Breast Center, during a packed blessing and dedication ceremony on May 19. In the last year, the Breast Center has expanded from offering only mammography services to offering a full range of comprehensive programs. “A board-certified, fellowship-trained female breast radiologist, Dr. Sasmita Misra, joined our facility in November 2012. In November 2014, the program received accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, which is administered by the American College of Surgeons,” said Cindy Duran, center director.

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St. Mary Medical Center Fighting Parkinson's Disease with "Big" Movements

Outpatient-Rehab-Parkinsons-1As a former championship ballroom dancer, Tony Silvasi used to float across the dance floor using intricate footwork. But when Parkinson’s disease started to take over his body’s ability to move or even walk, he and his wife had lost all hope that he would ever dance again.

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Franciscan Nursing Award Winner Worked Way up through the Ranks

Nursing-award-winner-worked-way-up-through-the-ranksAmber Galvan, second from left, a registered nurse from LaPorte who serves in the Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City Medical-Surgical unit, after working her way up from being in the hospital’s first class of health unit coordinators in 2001, receives the hospital’s 2015 St. Camillus Award during a general medical staff meeting in May. The award, which has been offered since 2010 and is named for Camillus, patron saint of nurses, is presented following medical staff nominations. Medical staff president Bikash Agarwal, MD, standing to Galvan’s right, praised Galvan’s initiative.

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