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Methodist Hospitals blesses, dedicates new outpatient pharmacy

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Methodist Hospitals’ Northlake Campus is turning into a healthcare oasis in Gary. On Wednesday, the hospital celebrated the opening of their Outpatient Pharmacy with a blessing and dedication led by hospital and city officials.

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Community Healthcare System honored for corporate leadership by Calumet College

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Community Healthcare System was presented with the 2019 Corporate Leadership Award at Calumet College of St. Joseph’s 54th Annual Trustees’ Scholarship Gala.

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Portage EDC's Healthcare 360 shows students every angle of healthcare

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With futures full of possibilities, Portage High School students explored careers in healthcare in the first part of an event called Healthcare 360.

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Blessing and Open House Welcomes Community to New Franciscan ExpressCare location in St. John

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Members of the media are invited to the blessing and open house for the new Franciscan ExpressCare and WorkingWell location at 8345 Wicker Ave. in St. John on Wednesday, May 8.

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Early access to hospice care provides better quality of life

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Many people in the Region have heard of the VNA of Northwest Indiana, but not all are familiar with the many ways it serves individuals and families needing care. A major part of the VNA is its hospice care, but it also offers palliative care, LifeLine services, grief support, and is the Meals on Wheels provider in Porter County. VNA staff are highly-trained and deeply-devoted people whose focus is on the patient, and the patient’s loved ones.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City raises flag for organ donation during Donate Life Month remembrance celebration

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The Donate Life flag is raised on the flag pole in front of Franciscan Health Michigan City on April 30, 2019.
The Rev. Bill O’Toole blesses the Donate Life flag held by transplant recipients Doris Mitchell, center, and Kathy Lewis before it was raised in front of Franciscan Health Michigan City.
Michael Henderson, professional services coordinator for VisionFirst, holds the Vision Award presented to Franciscan Health Michigan City, with hospital President/CEO Dean Mazzoni, left, and Vice President Operations and Chief Nursing Officer Trish Weber

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St. Mary Medical Center to host 2019 Stroke Symposium: Time is Brain on Friday, May 3

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When it comes to stroke, seconds count. That will be the message on Friday, May 3, as St. Mary Medical Center hosts its 2019 Stroke Symposium: Time is Brain, from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the West Lobby and Auditorium at 1500 S. Lake Park Ave. in Hobart.

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One-on-one with team at South Shore Foot & Ankle

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South Shore Foot & Ankle’s doctors, Cynthia Lembcke-Grundy and Dominik Meyer, get to know their patients and find the best treatment so they can walk through life without pain.

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How running relieves stress during finals week

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With finals week either already here or fast approaching for college students across the nation, stress levels are at an all-time high. Many students turn to caffeine to get them through these final days of the semester, pulling all-nighters and pushing their bodies and minds to the brink of exhaustion. While this less-than-healthy method has been labeled as generally acceptable and something to be expected by the average college student, it doesn’t have to be the norm. There is a simple way for students to find some much-needed stress relief and regain motivation during finals week. All they need is a pair of running shoes.

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Maria Chicchelly Joins Methodist Hospitals as Assistant Vice President of Patient Care Services

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Methodist Hospitals announces the appointment of Maria Chicchelly to the position of Assistant Vice President, Patient Care at the Northlake Campus in Gary. Maria has over 20 years of clinical and managerial experience in Acute Medical/Surgical Care, Women’s Health and Inpatient/Outpatient Behavioral Health. She has served in roles as Director of Nursing and Director of Patient Care Services at Presence Health - St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago. Maria holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Resurrection University, Chicago; and a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University, Chicago. 

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High school students get real world healthcare experience with Community Hospital

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High school juniors and seniors are getting a jump-start on their careers thanks to a partnership between the Munster school system and Community Hospital.

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