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Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer Staff, Friends Accept Ice Bucket Challenge

Franciscan-Ice-Bucket-ChallengeThomas Stefaniak, Lake Superior Juvenile Court judge; and Thomas Gryzbek, Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer president; took a soaking for a good cause Aug. 29 when they were among numerous participants in an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, conducted on the hospital grounds. Doing the dunking honors were, Jason, Isis, Ramero and Mercedes, who are students at St. Francis Center, an adolescent residential treatment program located on the hospital campus.

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Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County Reminds Residents on the Importance of a Smoke-Free Workplace

Tobacco-education-prevention-logoLabor Day is a day filled with fun, family, and friends but what is this day really about? Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. All workers give so much to the community but why do we not show them how much their health means to those in charge. There are too many businesses that won’t protect their own workers from the deadliest killer in the United States and that is tobacco.

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Alzheimer's Association to host Free Education Programs

AlzheimersAssociationThe Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter will be hosting two sessions of “Know the 10 Signs.” The first will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., at Westchester Library - Thomas Branch, located at 200 W. Indiana Ave. in Chesterton. The second session will be on Monday, Sept. 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Hammond Public Library, located at 564 State St. in Hammond.

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Newly Engraved Pavers Blessed in Garden of Reflection

Newly-engraved-pavers-blessed-in-Garden-of-ReflectionThe Rev. Anthony Janik, spiritual services director (foreground, left); deacon Bill Sayre (center) and chaplain Jim Etter (foreground, right), lead prayers as they join members of the Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point staff and supporters of the hospital at a prayer service Aug. 26 for the dedication of newly engraved pavers at the Garden of Reflection.

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Local Franciscan Alliance Hospitals Selected as Screening Centers of Excellence by Lung Cancer Alliance

rot4Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point, Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City and Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Hammond recently were named Screening Centers of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance.

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Methodist Hospitals Recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite

AHA-Fit-WorkplaceMethodist Hospitals has been recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.

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Porter Health Care System Presents “Pink at Portage” on September 27

Pink-at-PortagePorter Health Care System will host “Pink at Portage” from 7 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, Sept. 27 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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