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Franciscan Health and Beacon Health System Partner in Small Acute Care Hospital with ER in La Porte

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Franciscan Health and Beacon Health System have announced plans to build a small acute care hospital equipped with a 24-hour Emergency Department in LaPorte, IN, adding to the I Street campus where Beacon Medical Group is currently located, according to Franciscan and Beacon Health officials. The project includes approximately 28,000 square feet of new construction and a 19,000 square foot renovation of the current space. When completed, the entire facility will include 92,500 square feet of space.

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Millions Have Heart Rhythm Disorder That Increases Risk of Stroke Five-Fold

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About 2.7 million people in the U.S. – the same amount of people in the entire city of Chicago – are affected by atrial fibrillation (AFib) – a heart rhythm disorder that increases the risk of stroke five-fold, and causes other life-threatening conditions. Professionals with the Arrhythmia Center of La Porte Hospital are taking advantage of Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month in September to remind the community to look for warning signs and stay current on their annual exams.

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Primary Care Physician Robert Khoury, DO, joins St. Mary Medical Center's Portage Health Center II

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As a new primary care provider at St. Mary Medical Center’s Portage Health Center II, 3545 Arbors Blvd., Robert Khoury, DO, considers himself not just a family doctor, but also a leader in overall care and the prevention of illness and disease. That leadership aspect of general practice is one reason Khoury said he chose to pursue primary care.

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Community Healthcare System Cuts Ribbon on St. Mary Medical Center Occupational Health Clinic

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On Tuesday evening, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the new Community Healthcare System Occupational Health clinic in Valparaiso to celebrate the location’s opening this month. The clinic is located at 1051 Southpoint Circle, south of US 30 and just west of Marsh St. This is the fifth Occupational Health location that Community Healthcare System has launched in Northwest Indiana.

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Addison Pointe Stays on the Cutting Edge of Fun, Effective Physical Rehab

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Getting yourself or a loved one back on their feet after a surgery seems like a daunting task at first. Rigorous physical training, often outdated methods, or simply taking the time out of a day can all make it difficult. Addison Pointe Health & Rehabilitation Center in Chesterton has made it a goal since they first got their start to stay on the cutting edge of rehab programs and make sure that their guests have a fun, quick, and successful experience that gets them back into their everyday routine.

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Franciscan Health Now Taking Applications for EMT and Paramedic Training Programs


rot4The Franciscan Health Emergency Medical Services Academy Crown Point will accept applications until 4 p.m. November 30 for its next emergency medical technician and paramedic training programs.

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Hospitals of Community Healthcare System Earn Get With the Guidelines Stroke Quality Achievement Awards

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The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has presented the hospitals of Community Healthcare System with Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Quality Achievement Awards. St. Catherine Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center have achieved Gold Plus status and Community Hospital has earned Silver Plus.

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Region Native Dr. Dalal helps Women take Charge of their Health at Community Healthcare System

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month is still a month away, but the hospitals of Community Healthcare System are not resting when it comes to tackling the disease that 1 in 8 US women will develop over their lifetime. Dr. Janushi Dalal, MD, a radiologist who works at the healthcare system's locations across the Region including St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart; Community Hospital, Munster and St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, is dedicated to making sure women around Northwest Indiana are armed with the knowledge they need to detect and battle breast cancer.

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Community Foundation of NW Indiana announces VP of Information Technology/CIO

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Jesus Delgado joins the Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Inc., parent company of the hospitals of Community Healthcare System, as Vice President of Information Technology/Chief Information Officer, effective August 13. Delgado will be responsible for strategic planning, directing and managing information technologies for Community Hospital, Munster; St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart.

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UnitedHealthcare Eye Care Program Gives Children Across the Country Access to Comprehensive Eye Exams and Glasses

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UnitedHealthcare has launched a new program that will help improve access to comprehensive eye exams and prescription glasses for children across the country, helping address the unique eye-health challenges young people face.

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Franciscan Health: Heat Exhaustion Or Heat Stroke?


Franciscan-Health-Heat-Exhaustion-Or-Heat-Stroke_01 With heat indices exceeding 100 degrees for the next week, it's important to take measures such as:

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