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An Ostomy Doesn’t Have to Put Your Life on Hold


ostomy-life-on-holdPorter Offers Support to Ostomy Patients

The Valparaiso Ostomy Support Group offers a forum for people with any type of ostomy to discuss issues they may be having, get tips from others and hear from guest speakers about relevant topics such as diet, swimming with an ostomy and specific surgeries related to patients needing an ostomy. The goal of the group, led by Sarah Grcich, RN, Inpatient Wound and Outpatient Ostomy Clinic Coordinator, is to help people adapt to life after a colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy or fistulas. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month (excluding November and December) between 6:30 and 8 p.m. in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital and is open to anyone with an ostomy, their family members/care givers or persons preparing for the surgery.

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NorthShore Health Centers Optometry Open Now

Optometry-Dept-PicNorthShore Health Centers has added Optometry to their list of discounted services! Dr. Lemon (right) has extensive experience in the field of Optometry and has practiced in multiple settings throughout Northwest Indiana since 1999.

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February 6 is Give Kids a Smile Day at Northshore Health Centers

Give the Kids a Smile 2015This holiday was coined by the American Dental Association in 2003 as a way for dentists to collaborate with their local communities to make sure that low income families get dental services provided for their children.

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Porter Health Care System Welcomes Nancy Riley as New Director of Finance

Nancy-RileyPorter Health Care System has named Nancy Riley as the hospital’s new Director of Finance. In her role, Riley will manage and direct all general accounting, accounts payable and payroll functions and staff. She will also coordinate the preparation, reporting and reconciliation of financial information to evaluate the performance of the healthcare system.

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Porter Health Care System Names Managers of 2015

Darlene-McCrammerPorter Health Care System recently named Darlene McCrammer, director of Porter’s Chandana Surgery Center, as Porter’s Clinical Manager of the Year, and Debbie Bachman, director of Risk Management, as Porter’s Non-Clinical Manager of the Year.

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Porter Health Care System Names Associate of 2015

Bob-WelshPorter Health Care System recently named Bob Welsh, Lead PC Tech, as the Associate of the Year. Welsh was selected for his high sense of ownership, reliability and responsiveness.

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Visiting Nurses Association of Porter County is a "Hidden Gem" for Healthcare

vna-home-health-jan-2015-1The Visiting Nurses Association of Porter County has been providing medical care to patients of Northwest Indiana for over 40 years. Founded in 1970 by a group of dedicated nurses, the VNA is a local leader in healthcare with services in Porter, LaPorte, Lake, and even Jasper and Starke counties. Part of VNA’s mission is to “provide compassionate and individualized home and hospice care”. The dedicated staff and volunteers of the VNA are a significant resource to the community they serve.

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