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Top 10 Health Articles on LaPorteCountyLife in 2017

We published hundreds of articles on the LaPorteCountyLife Health Section this past year. Saved lives, notable symposiums, and stories of people doing great things were all fair game for sharing. With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose from!

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Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are the Top 10 Health articles from LaPorteCountyLife in 2017!


La Porte Hospital Officials Announce Site Selection for New Hospital
La Porte Hospital will be building a new $125 million hospital at its current site in downtown La Porte, officials announced today. The site selection announcement came after a thorough vetting of more than 20 locations throughout the county over the last year, and included input from building professionals, community leaders, hospital staff, physicians, and board members.

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La Porte Hospital Appoints CEO
The La Porte Hospital Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Ashley Dickinson has been appointed chief executive officer of La Porte Hospital effective April 11. For the last three years, she has served as chief operating officer at Porter Health Care System with operational responsibility for its two hospital campuses and affiliated entities.

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La Porte Staying Healthy at Fitness Fridays with Mayor Blair Milo
Runners, walkers, and cyclists gathered on Friday in front of the La Porte YMCA to take part in Fitness Fridays with La Porte Mayor Blair Milo. Fitness Fridays offer La Porte community members the chance to join the mayor for a fun-filled 5K run, fun walks of 1, 2, or 3 miles and cycling routes from the YMCA on Michigan Avenue to Beechwood Golf Course, and back.


Tiny MRI Safe Pacemaker Makes Big Difference for Heart Patients at Community Hospital
Cardiac electrophysiologists at Community Hospital, Munster are first in Northwest Indiana to implant a new tiny pacemaker that requires no incision or skin pocket and has no lead. Need an MRI? No problem.


La Porte Hospital 2017 Women's Fair Presents Healthy Information through Interactive Education
La Porte Hospital held its annual multi-vendor Women’s Fair at Purdue University Northwest’s Student Services and Activities Complex in Westville on Tuesday, and interactive education was the emphasis to appeal to a wide audience of all ages.


Dean Mazzoni Loving Northwest Indiana and Leading Franciscan Health - Michigan City Into the Future
In January of 2016, Dean Mazzoni joined Franciscan Health - Michigan City as Chief Executive Officer. In that time, Mazzoni, who’s overseen the new, state-of-the-art Franciscan hospital project going in on the southside of the city, has sunk roots in La Porte County and become a welcomed member of the thriving Northwest Indiana and Franciscan Health communities.


Boy Has Happy Reunion in La Porte Hospital ER
The medical professionals in an emergency room don’t always get to see what becomes of the patients they take care of in the ER. The cases involving children can weigh heavily on their memories and hearts.


Tour de La Porte: Going the Distance for Cancer Care
The Tour de La Porte (TdL) is a cycling, running and walking event benefiting patients with cancer in our community. 100 percent of the proceeds provide direct assistance to patients. The 16th annual event is scheduled for August 25, 26 and 27, 2017 and all events begin at Cummings Lodge.


VNA Continuing Their Christmas for the Elderly Drive this Year
Each year, the VNA uses the holidays and it’s spirit of giving to shed light on their Christmas for the Elderly drive. With a focused effort on raising funds for the cause, the spirit of giving shines through during the colder months of the year.


You Can Feel Brand New With Spa Blu
Have you ever wanted to just escape for a day? Maybe you have had one of those weeks and just need to disconnect and relax. Do you have a lady’s day to plan? Have a birthday coming up? Well, Spa Blu is right here in the region and has all you need to be the perfect match for all your spa needs. The team at Spa Blu keeps very up to date with all the hot new services and they asked that I come and try some of the latest new services they offer.

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